Men’s Olympic football continues with Australia falling to a late 1-0 defeat to Spain at Sapporo Dome. So, for the second day of men’s Games football, in the football news from Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Spain beat Australia.
So, Spain won this tie, like our football prediction foresaw it would.
The Football News from Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Spain Beat Australia
The Olyroos had to go in defense mode against Luis de la Fuente’s side.
This is likely why it took until the 80th minute for Spain’s Mikel Oyarzabal to finally break the scoreless deadlock.
Despite this late goal leading to their defeat, Australia remain second in Group C.
This position will now allow them through to the knockout stage. However, this is only possible if they retain second place even after their final group match against Egypt.
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Australia – Spain – 0:1
The Football News: Other Results and Scorelines from Matchday 2:
Japan – Mexico – 2:1
Japanese national team having secured progression to the quarterfinals after defeating Mexico 2-1 at the Saitama Stadium.
Romania – South Korea – 0:4
Lee Kang-in scored twice after coming off the bench in the second half Sunday to lead South Korea to a 4-0 victory over 10-man Romania in men’s Olympic soccer.
Honduras beat – New Zealand – 3:2
Honduras beat New Zealand 3-2 in the other Group B game.
These two matches thus leave all four teams in Group B with three points. So, they’re all heading into the final round of games on Wednesday, when the fight for quarterfinal places will begin.
Saudi Arabia – Germany – 2:3
Nadiem Amiri gave Germany the initial lead. But Sami Al-Najei equalized for Saudi Arabia after goalkeeper Florian Müller could only parry a shot from Salem Al-Dawsari.
Then, Ragnar Ache again restored the lead for Germany in the 43rd minute, but Al-Najei equalized again.
Finally, Uduokhai gave Germany its third goal for 2-3 and its first win in Japan.
Germany has three points in Group D, a point behind both Brazil and Ivory Coast. On the other hand, after losing this match, Saudi Arabia is last with zero points.