Brazil VS Spain Final Match LIVE Football Score 07/08/2021
Spain will face Brazil in the Olympics Men’s football final after penalty and extra-time drama in the semi-finals. La Roja booked their spot in the showpiece event by beating tournament hosts Japan 1-0 on Tuesday. Marco Asensio scored the only goal of the game in extra time to set up a final meeting with Brazil at the International Yokohama Stadium, with the Selecao having defeated Mexico on penalties.
Japan took Spain all the way to extra time in their last-four clash, sticking to a disciplined defensive shape while looking for opportunities to hit their opponents on the break. La Roja were denied a penalty after a VAR review, but neither side really looked like breaking the deadlock in the first 90 minutes, and extra time was needed to find a winner. Asensio ultimately proved to be the matchwinner in the 116th minute, receiving the ball just inside the box before curling a beautiful strike into the far corner of the net.
Rio 2016 winners Brazil have the chance to become only the fifth nation to successfully defend the Olympics men’s football title when they go up against Spain in the Tokyo 2020 gold medal match at the International Stadium Yokohama on Saturday evening. Great Britain (1908 and 1912), Uruguay (1924 and 1928), Hungary (1964 and 1968) and Argentina (2004 and 2008) have been the countries that have won successive Olympic titles before.
In the semi-final, the Brazil men’s football team were held by Mexico in regulation time but came through 4-1 in the penalty shootout. Reinier, Bruno Guimarães, Gabriel Martinelli and Dani Alves scored for Brazil. In the other semi-final, Spain were deadlocked too with Japan heading late into extra time but a 115th-minute strike from Asensio saw the Spaniards through to the final. Spain’s previous Olympic men’s football medal was a silver at Sydney 2000 when they went down to Cameroon in the penalty shootout. They have won the title once, defeating Poland at Barcelona 1992.
Spain and Brazil entered this year’s Olympic men’s soccer competition as the pretournament favorites, and things have played out as predicted: The two global soccer stalwarts — here sporting rosters mainly filled with younger players — will meet in Saturday morning’s championship game. Here’s a look at what to expect.
Both Brazil and Spain will be out to win gold medals for the second time in their respective histories, with La Roja having won the 1992 tournament, while the Selecao were triumphant in 2016. Spain, the gold medalist in 1992 and twice a silver medalist, has needed a decent helping of late-game heroics to get to this point. Things looked bleak for La Rojita in the quarterfinals when Max-Alain Gradel scored in the first minute of second-half injury time to give Ivory Coast a 2-1 lead, but Rafa Mir evened things up two minutes later and then scored two more goals in extra time in a deceptively hard 5-2 win.