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Players of the match
For Australia up to 4 players surpassed 14 points, with Jock Landale being the team's top scorer with 18 points and 7 rebounds.
However both Nico Mannion and Simone Fontecchio finished the game with 21 and 22 points respectively. Mannion scored his personal high in this championship and recorded 7 assists.
End of the game (83-86)
The match ends at the Saitama Super Arena. Australia manages to take the victory and gets a foot and a half in the quarterfinals. Great reaction from Brian Goorjian's team, who managed to come back in the second half.
Patty Mills makes a crucial shot and Matisse Thybulle doesn't miss either of her two free throws. 5 up Australia.
Two free throws scored by Stefano Tonut.
Joe Ingles hits his fourth three-pointer of the night to give Australia a 5-point lead.
Fontecchio responds with a three-pointer and an additional free throw that also scores.
Jock Landale is unstoppable, he scores another triple for Australia and already has 18 points.
Joe Ingles' triple from the logo to add 3 more points.
Attacking foul by Landale. Italy regains possession.
Great stopper by Matisse Thybulle to start the quarter.
End of third quarter (62-65)
Great third quarter by Patty Mills who manages to overtake Australia thanks to 3 assists and 8 points in this time. Italy will have to keep making adjustments to prevent the game from slipping away from them.
Fontecchio can't miss and keep Italy in the game.
Patty Mills and Joe Ingles wake up the Australians in this third quarter. Great quarter from both of them.
Jack Landale's layup gives Australia the lead again.
5 quick points from Patty Mills to keep closing the gap.
Triple by Polonara and another layup in transition for Mannion. 6-point lead for Italy.
Back to action at the Saitama Super Arena with a block by Aron Baynes.
Great individual performances
On the part of Italy, the 12 points of Simone Fontecchio and the 9 points and 3 assists of Nico Mannion, who is being decisive.
On the part of Australia, good performance of the inside players Jock Landale and Aron Baynes, who combined 16 points and 6 rebounds.
End of second quarter (45-44)
The first half of the game ends with a score that reflects the great game that both teams are playing. Very good defenses and a very attractive pace of the game.
Put-back dunk by Fontecchio to take the lead against Australia.
Joe Ingles' three-pointer and a layup after Patty Mills' long-range assist to close the gap.
Two of two free throws scored by Jock Landale after a foul by Fontecchio.
Baskets by Ricci and Mannion to give the Italian team a 4-point lead.
Aron Baynes' three-pointer in the corner at the buzzer.
Mannion scores 5 quick points with a three-pointer and two free throws to give the Italian team the lead.
End of the first quarter (25-25)
A powerful dunk by Aron Baynes and a quick layup by Italian Nico Mannion ended this exciting first quarter.
Great assist from Nico Mannion to Giampaolo Ricci for a three-pointer from the corner.
Immediate response from the Italians through two baskets by Stefano Tonut
Slam dunk and assist by Sixers point guard Matisse Thybulle, who started the game very active.
Frenzied start of the match
Two three-pointers by Patty Mills and Matisse Thybulle but good defenses by the Italians.
Australia : Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, Matther Delladova, Aron Baynes and Jock Landale
Italy : Marco Spissu, Stefano Tonut, Nicolo Melli, Simone Fontecchio and Achille Polonara
The national anthems are already playing
The Australian anthem started playing, followed by the Italian anthem. In a few moments the match will start.
The warm-ups of both teams are over
A few moments ago, both teams finished their pre-match warm-ups and in a few moments the line-ups for the match will be published, all live from VAVEL.com.
Both teams will go all out
Both Italy and Australia are coming off wins in their first match at the Olympics and will fight to secure a place in the quarterfinals with another victory today. The match will kick off at 17:20 local Japanese time.
Australia's best player is looking forward to the match
Patty Mills wants to continue to enlarge his figure with the Australian national team and will seek to win again and continue fighting for a medal this year. Recall that Mills himself assured that he is thirsty for "revenge" for not having won the bronze medal last World Cup in 2019 against France.
We begin with the coverage of the match
It will be the second game of group B on the day, a few hours ago ended the match between Germany and Nigeria, which despite 33 points from the bench scored by Milwaukee Bucks forward Jordan Nwora, the German national team was able to secure the 92-99 victory.
Follow the live coverage of the match between Australia and Italy.
Just before the match starts, we will share with you the starting lineups Australia vs Italy live in the men's basketball group stage of the 2020 Olympic Games, as well as the latest information from the Saitama Super Arena. Don't miss any details of the game with VAVEL's minute-by-minute live online coverage.
Where and how to watch Australia vs Italy online and live Olympic Games 2020
The match will kick off at 4:20 a.m ET/ 11:20 a.m PT and can be enjoyed live on EuroSport.
However, the best way to follow this exciting match online is through VAVEL.com.
The future of Italy is bright
Nico Mannion has been chosen for the first time to play as an Italian international because of the flashes of great player that he leaves every time he steps on the court. We must be very attentive to the development of the Golden State Warriors point guard because at any moment he could surprise many.
"FIBA" Patty Mills
The Australian point guard of the San Antonio Spurs is one more year the main reference of the Oceanic team in these Olympic Games. As he has been doing since he arrived to the national team, Mills averages formidable statistics in international competitions, without going any further, in the first game against Nigeria he scored 25 points shooting an amazing 5/8 from deep.
Call-up of the Italian National Team
Nico Mannion, Marco Spissu, Alessandro Pajola, Stefano Tonut, Ricardo Moraschini, Michele Vitali, Giampaolo Ricci, Simone Fontecchio, Nicoló Melli, Danilo Gallinari, Amedeo Tessitori and Achille Polonara will represent the Italian team at the Olympic Games. The national team will be led by Meo Sacchetti.
Australian National Team Call-Up
Patty Mills, Matthew Dellavedova, Nathan Sobey, Chris Goulding, Dante Exum, Josh Green, Joe Ingles, Matisse Thybulle, Nicholas Kay, Duop Reath, Aron Baynes and Jock Landale are the 12 players selected by Brian Goorjian for these Olympic Games.
Crucial match to determine group B
Both Australia and Italy won their first matches in these Olympic Games so whoever ends up winning this match would practically have a foot and a half in the quarterfinals of the competition.
Precedents of the match
Both teams have met before in the Olympic Games, leaving a balance of 2 wins and 2 losses. In 1976 Italy won (79-72), in 1980 Australia won (84-77), in 1984 Italy won (93-82) and in 2000 Australia won by 3 points (65-62).
Where will the game be played?
The game will be played at the main venue for basketball at these 2020 Olympic Games: the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo.
Welcome to the live coverage of the match between Australia and Italy at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games here on VAVEL.com.
Good morning everyone, my name is Alejandro Ibáñez Guerrero and I will be in charge of commentating the match between Australia vs Italy today.