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Brazil beat Spain in additional chance to hold Olympic football gold

Substitute Malcom strikes an extra-time goal to give Brazil a 2-1 victory over Spain in Yokohama.

Brazil have won their second continuous Olympic men’s football gold as substitute Malcom struck the champ in a 2-1 triumph throughout Spain in additional time.

Matheus Cunha exploited a guarded pass to score in first-half stoppage time in Saturday’s last get-togethers crushed a punishment over the crossbar for Brazil.

Spain evened out on the hour when Mikel Oyarzabal smashed home a pounding volley, however previous Barcelona forward Malcom got Brazil the title with his objective in the 108th moment.

Brazil, who won gold on home soil at Rio 2016, turned into the fifth group to hold their Olympic crown on another victorious night in Yokohama, where they asserted the remainder of their five World Cup titles in 2002.

After Neymar drove Brazil to Olympic gold in 2016, this time it was the turn of Dani Alves to commander the country in the last against a solid Spanish side highlighting six players who took part in Euro 2020.

Unbeaten at the Olympics against an European country since 1988, Brazil nearly fell behind when Diego Carlos scooped the ball over his own goalkeeper prior to snaring off the line as Oyarzabal attempted to choose Dani Olmo.

A helpless freedom from Unai Simon permitted Richarlison to set up Douglas Luiz, whose turning exertion was turned behind by the Spain goalkeeper.

Brazil required punishments to move beyond Mexico in the semi-finals, and they were granted a spot kick after a VAR survey as Simon smoothed Cunha while endeavoring to punch away a cross.

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Be that as it may, Everton forward Richarlison squandered the opportunity to add to his opposition driving five objectives by bursting above and beyond.

There was no let-off for Spain a subsequent time however when Alves sent the ball high into the space, where a reluctant Pau Torres gave Cunha time to control and opening into the corner.

Marco Asensio, Spain’s match-champ in additional time against Japan in the past round, kept going only 45 minutes as Carlos Soler came on for the subsequent half, accidentally hindering an objective bound exertion from Oyarzabal.

Brazil almost multiplied their lead when a speedy break brought about Simon making a staggering stop with his legs to redirect Richarlison’s shot onto the bar.

Spain adolescent Bryan Gil, who will join Tottenham Hotspur on his get back from Japan, shaken the bar a short ways from the end, as an additional 30 minutes was needed for the fifth time in eight knockout matches.

Malcom, who persevered through a troublesome spell at Barcelona in 2018-19 preceding leaving for Zenit Saint Petersburg, ran onto a long ball from Antony, dashing past Jesus Vallejo and terminating past Simon to carve his name into the set of experiences books.