Brazil celebrates winning the gold medal after the match at Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan. Photo: Reuters
Brazil celebrates winning the gold medal after the match at the Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan. Photo: Reuters
Brazil retained the Olympic football title with substitute Malcolm scoring in overtime in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Spain in Saturday’s gold medal game.
After the match ended 1-1 after the regular time, Malcolm ran into a cross ball from Anthony and took the best from the hesitant Jesus Vallejo before leading the winner to the far corner to win the gold for Brazil after their triumph. in Rio 2016.
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Brazil striker Richardson missed a penalty in the 39th minute before the South Americans took the lead at halftime, when a deep cross by Claudino was blocked behind the area by Danny Alves and Cunia lowered the ball into the net.
Spain threatened little, but came to an equalizer in the 61st minute, when substitute Carlos Soler broke right and took the crossbar into the back post, where Mikel Ojarzabal was connected with a sweet volley with his left foot whistling next to Shan.
The Spaniards hit the carpentry twice in the last five minutes of regular time, before Malcolm won the glory of Brazil in the second period of extra time.