The Spanish team played today against Australia much of his chances of being able to stay alive in the Olympic soccer tournament, after having ‘punctured’ the first day against Egypt (0-0). The truth is that it took a lot for La Rojita, but left good feelings and above all achieved a key win thanks to a good goal from Oyarzabal (1-0).
The key player, today, was Marco Asensio. Everything and when Real Madrid started as a substitute after having done discreet first match. However, it was the quality of the Mallorcan the one who helped open the can, with a exquisite center for the aforementioned Oyarzabal to score with a header.
Until that moment, Pedri and Dani Olmo had been the brains of the national team, with a fireproof Cucurella and a worker Oyarzabal. But the most important thing was missing, the goal, just like in the opening game. And for this the player who had to appear on stage was Asensio, in the final stretch of the meeting.
So also a tremendous streak of 21 years without scoring an ‘Olympic’ goal, since Sydney 2000 that the national team did not score. Rotations and later the changes, with a good Bryan Gil too, were important in De la Fuente’s team. So there are many more people plugged in for what is coming, which is not little
Still, it is key that Asensio keep appearing. It is next to Pedri the highest quality player on this team and one with a lot of gallons. Let’s see if he pulls the car again against Argentina … and that things continue later.