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Tokyo Olympics: Brazil beat Spain to retain gold in male soccer competition


Brazil have successfully defended their Olympic title after defeating Spain 2-1 in a grueling finale that traveled beyond the regulation time.

Substitute Malcom was the hero of the day as he scored the winning goal for Brazil in the 108th minute.

Brazil scored first through Matheus Cunha in the final minutes of the first half but Spain’s Mikel Oyarzabal equalized after 61 minutes of play. Both sides could not find the winner and took hostilities into extra time where Malcom’s goal helped Brazil to defend the title they won on home soil in 2016.

The Tokyo final is the third successive final for the Brazilians who won silver in London 2012 and followed it up with a gold medal performance in Rio.

Spain go home with silver while Mexico defeated host Japan 3-1 to settle for bronze.
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