After drawing in the opening day, the Spanish selection has achieved a vital victory today at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics against Australia (1-0). De la Fuente introduced up to 5 changes in the initial XI. Spain dominated the ball, but the first notices They were from the ocean team. Pedri was activated and tested Glover from outside the area. Then Oyarzabal shot the crossbar. Australia was trying for the right band in their attacks and Spain from set pieces, although without excessive danger. The domain belonged to La Rojita but it was still necessary to finish the plays with success. Soler ran into a defender after a great pass from Dani Olmo. The last Before the break, Puado had it but it was diverted.
In the second half, Australia reappeared through Unai Simón’s area with his first shot, deflected. Even so, the ball was still from the national team and Oyarzabal lost again a good occasion. Spain wanted to put one more march in attack and Bryan Gil entered for Puado. The sevillian was very active on the left, like Cucurella. The selection made with patience and Dani Olmo tried with a shot centered from afar. Asensio entered for Soler and the selection continued to overturn the game against an increasingly closed Australia. Mir enjoyed two clear occasions as soon as you enter through Gil. The ‘wall’ fell when Asensio, one of the men of the party, served a candy to Oyarzabal to score 1-0. The Aussies went for the tie, but they didn’t put in too many complications either to ours.
This has been the 1×1 of the national team players:
Unai Simon (7): Australia gave him the first warning at 12 minutes. The first somewhat dangerous play that came his way was a loan from Eric and then he was on the lookout for one against his rival and in the final stretch, when Australia turned in attack.
Oscar Gil (6): He started due to Mingueza’s injury. He saw the yellow as soon as the game started and Arzani gave him complications for the band in the first half. In the second half he was more attentive. He left in the absence of a quarter of an hour
Pau Torres (7): He did not have too much work behind, he got the ball played well and even joined the attack to look for aerial balls. Correct match, in its usual line
Eric García (6): he helped Gil when Arzani, the best Australian, squeezed him. He gave a compromised ball to Unai after the break and fumbled a ball leading to another Aussie chance. In general it was not complicated despite those two details.
Cucurella (8): Another novelty, came Miranda’s place and got up well from the left. He saved well one against Arzani and then got on well with Bryan Gil. He played a fairly complete match.
Zubimendi (6): the slow pace of the game did not have too many complications. He looked for some long run successfully and did some good defensive work.
Pedri (7): He already leaked a good ball after a quarter of an hour and then shot centered from outside the area. He recovered a large number of balls and even left details of their quality. In the second part he appeared a little less, although he tried with a shot from the front
Carlos Soler (6): starting today for the first time, he proved it from a foul at 5 minutes. He was in charge of putting the Spanish strategy into play and had a good chance before intermission. He was somewhat grayer in the second half and he was substituted
Dani Olmo (7): Little by little it was intoned and Spain noticed that for the better. Great pass between the lines to Soler before the break and always very active in attack areas. He filtered a large number of balls and was also one of the highlights of the national team
Puado (6): today he took the place of a gray Asensio against Egypt. He was active on the left in he tried a heel hit on the door after half an hour and headed after a few minutes. He almost scored at the edge of the break and was the first substituted.
Oyarzabal (8): his was the first clear chance for Spain, with a shot off the crossbar, and the first after the break, which went high. He sought to associate himself as a false 9 in attack and after much insistence, he headed into the net a very good pass from Asensio. Prize for his great game.
Bryan Gil (7): De la Fuente played it with his speed at meeting time and he was very active since he left. He always tried overflow and speed plays
Asensio (9): It was the option in the absence of 20 minutes to look for more depth. He tried on the right and left Mir a great ball, before putting in a perfect cross for Oyarzabal to score first. He was the player who changed the game
Rafa Mir (6): With his entry the selection made it clear that he was going for all in attack. In just 3 minutes he had already had two clear chances