Goals and Highlights: Spain 1-0 Japan in Tokyo 2020 Semifinal
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9:44 AM2 months ago

Highlights

9:37 AM2 months ago

Game over!

Spain will be a medalist in Tokyo 2020. La Roja' gets its ticket to the final where it will dispute the gold against Brazil.
9:33 AM2 months ago

118'

TANAKA Ao comes out and HASHIOKA Daiki replaces him.
9:28 AM2 months ago

117'

GOOOOL. Spain gets the desired 1-0 after a service from Oyarzabal that is taken advantage of by Marco Asensio.
9:23 AM2 months ago

110'

Spanish captain Jesús Vallejo is cautioned for a foul on Yuki Soma. Japan is awarded a free-kick
9:19 AM2 months ago

107'

The second half of the TE begins. Spain substitution, Marc Cucurella goes out, Juan Miranda comes in.
9:16 AM2 months ago

105'

First overtime ends. There will be a change of field. In case of a tie, the series will be defined by penalty kicks.
9:15 AM2 months ago

105

Rafa Mir wins it over the top but Tani keeps his shot out of the net.
9:11 AM2 months ago

102'

Japan had it! Maeda wins in the middle of the mark and heads the ball over. The ball goes over
9:06 AM2 months ago

87'

Zubamendi replaced by Moncayola
9:01 AM2 months ago

Firts Extra Time

The first overtime begins. Japan substitutions Ritsu Doan and Takefusa Kubo are replaced by Daizen Maeda and Koji Miyoshi.
8:55 AM2 months ago

90'+4'

Regular time is over. There will be overtime
8:50 AM2 months ago

90'

Four minutes of compensation are added
8:49 AM2 months ago

89'

Mikel Oryazabal does not connect comfortably and continues to leave the hosts alive.
8:46 AM2 months ago

86'

Japan is saved! In a double play Tani is already a factor in keeping his goal clean sheet.
8:42 AM2 months ago

84'

Pedri Gonzalez is replaced by Marco Asensio
8:38 AM2 months ago

79'

Kubo! Japan takes the lead and the Merengue star puts Unai Simon to the test
8:35 AM2 months ago

75'

Tani makes a great save. Spain misses it
8:28 AM2 months ago

68'

Soler unbalances and finds depth in the last quarter of the area
8:26 AM2 months ago

64'

HATATE Reo goes up, SOMA Yuki enters.

HAYASHI Daichi rises, UEDA Ayase enters

8:22 AM2 months ago

62'

Double Spanish change. Dani Olmo and Mikel Merino leave, Javier Puado and Carlos Soler enter, respectively.
8:19 AM2 months ago

59'

Double Spanish change. Dani Olmo and Mikel Merino leave, Javier Puado and Carlos Soler enter, respectively.
8:17 AM2 months ago

57'

The play was reviewed and the penalty was overturned. The Japanese defender reached the ball well.
8:15 AM2 months ago

55'

Penalty for Spain! Maya Yoshida commits a foul on Merino. The action is reviewed by the VAR
8:09 AM2 months ago

51'

Mikel Merino is painted yellow in a confusing play with Yuta Nakayama
8:05 AM2 months ago

46'

Spain is saved! Ritsu Doan generates a shot that passes very close to the Spanish goal.
8:04 AM2 months ago

45'

Action resumes for second half
7:48 AM2 months ago

45'+1'

The first half ends. The teams are tied at 0-0, Spain has been superior in these first 45 minutes.
7:46 AM2 months ago

45'

One more minute of added time will be played
7:45 AM2 months ago

43'

Takefusa Kubo presses on the baseline and forces the corner kick.
7:40 AM2 months ago

39'

A great save by the goalkeeper, Rafa Mir was on his way to the goal, beating the back of the defense. The goalkeeper anticipates well
7:34 AM2 months ago

31'

Mikel Oyarzabal connects well with his instep, the ball goes over the top. Spain is encouraged to try from half distance
7:29 AM2 months ago

27'

Merino fouls Ritsu Doan
7:22 AM2 months ago

13'

Yellow card for Oscar Gil
7:17 AM2 months ago

15'

Rafa Mir announced the first but was flagged offside
7:12 AM2 months ago

9'

Out of place for Japan, the Japanese press forward
7:07 AM2 months ago

5'

He misses it! Spanish captain Merino tries to get his head to the cross but the ball goes wide.
7:06 AM2 months ago

3'

Foul on Oyarzabal on the edge of the area
7:02 AM2 months ago

Game starts

Opening whistle for Spain vs Japan. A place in the final is at stake
6:39 AM2 months ago

Spain substitutes

Jesús Vallejo, Marco Asensio, Carlos Soler, Jon Moncayola, Javier Puado, Juan Miranda, Iván Villar
6:33 AM2 months ago

Japan substitutes

Keisuke Osako, Koji Miyoshi, Daizen Maeda, Daiki Hashioka, Yuki Soma, Ayase Ueda, Ayumu Seko
6:28 AM2 months ago

Japan starting lineup

Kosei Tani, Hikori Sakai, Yuta Nakayama, Kou Itakura, Maya Yoshida, Wataru Endo, Takefusa Kubo, Ritsu Doan, Reo Hatate, Ao Tanaka, Daichi Hayashi
6:23 AM2 months ago

Spain starting lineup

Unai Simón, Cucurella, Pau Torres, Éric García, Óscar Gil, Mikel Merino, Zubimendi, Pedri, Oyarzabal, Rafa Mir, Dani Olmo
6:17 AM2 months ago

Spain to play all its cards

Coach Luis de la Fuente was optimistic ahead of the semifinals against Japan: "We have yet to see this team's best game.

Although the Spaniards are very close to reaching the final, de la Fuente knows that the Iberian team can exploit its potential to the full.

6:12 AM2 months ago

Japan want gold

Yuta Nayakama mentioned in a press conference that they will fight for the gold but are not under pressure to win it "Our will to win the gold medal is getting stronger and stronger, but we must recognize that we have come this far by taking one step at a time. We will try our best to get a victory over Spain."
6:07 AM2 months ago

Medal experience

Spain and Japan already know what it means to be medalists in the Olympic Games. Spain won its first medal in Barcelona 1992, where it took gold, and in 2000, the Spaniards won silver.

Japan's medal came in Mexico 1968, with a bronze. In addition, in 2012 it came in fourth place.

6:02 AM2 months ago

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5:57 AM2 months ago

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5:52 AM2 months ago

Japan last lineup

12 Kosei Tani

3 Yuta Nakayama

14 Takehiro Tomiyasu

5 Maya Yoshida

13 Reo Hatate

2 Hiroki Sakai

6 Wataru Endo

17 Ao Tanaka

7 Takefusa Kubo

10 Ritsu Doan

18 Ayase Ueda

5:47 AM2 months ago

Spain last lineup

1. UNAI SIMÓN; 3. CUCURELLA, 4. PAU TORRES, 12. ERIC GARCÍA, 18. ÓSCAR GIL, 16. PEDRI, 6. MARTÍN ZUBIMENDI, 8. MIKEL MERINO, 19. DANIEL OLMO, 11. MIKEL OYARZABAL y 7.  ASENSIO.
5:42 AM2 months ago

Spain key player

Marco Ascencio es el jugador refuerzo de esta selección y como uno de los más experimentados. El futbolista de 25 años también es estrella de Madrid
5:37 AM2 months ago

Watch out for this player from Japan

Midfielder Takefusa Kubo is a great promise of international soccer. At 24, he is one of Real Madrid's promising stars.
5:32 AM2 months ago

Spain

La Roja is a strong contender to win the gold medal and wants to put an end to the hosts' hopes of winning the top prize. 

Spain debuted with a goalless draw against Egypt, won by one against Australia and drew by the minimum difference against Argentina.

5:27 AM2 months ago

Japan

The hosts opened with a 1-nil win over South Africa and in their second match had the best display of the group stage against the Mexican National Team, where they defeated the Tricolor 2x1. To close the three must-win games, the Nipponese beat the French national team 4-0.
5:22 AM2 months ago

Semifinals

Soccer is coming to an end in this Olympic Games and for the Semifinals the hosts will face Spain and Mexico will take on Brazil.

These four teams have shown great soccer arguments and want to win medals.

5:17 AM2 months ago

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