Japan stun Spain in Olympic football
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 4:21a.m.
Japan has caused the first major upset at the London 2012 Olympics beating Spain 1-0 in Group D men’s football.
It is the first time Japan have beaten Spain at any level.
Japan went ahead in the 33rd minute when Yuki Otsu latched onto a curling corner from Takahiro Oghiharra thanks to some poor marking in the box from Spain.
Soon after the goal, Spain had a man red carded, Inigo Martinez, after bringing a Japanese player down in a goal scoring position.
From there the Spanish never got back in the match, Japan dominated and could have easily scored again had it not been for the valiant goal keeper from Manchester United’s David De Gea.
Spain now face Honduras while Japan take on Morocco.
Earlier in the day, Honduras and Morocco played out a 2-2 draw.
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