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YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - AUGUST 07: Malcom #17 of Team Brazil celebrates after scoring their side's second goal during the Men's Gold Medal Match between Brazil and Spain on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at International Stadium Yokohama on August 07, 2021 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Olympic Games

Tokyo 2020: Brazil beat Spain after extra time to win back-to-back soccer gold

Brazil retained their Olympic football title with substitute Malcolm scoring an extra-time winner in a 2-1 victory over Spain in Saturday’s men’s gold medal game.

hesitant Jesus Vallejo before driving the winner into the far corner to clinch gold for Brazil after their Rio 2016 triumph.

Brazil forward Richarlison had missed a 39th minute penalty before the South Americans grabbed the lead on the stroke of halftime when a deep Claudinho cross was hooked back across the area by Dani Alves and Cunha brought the ball down to slot home.

Brazil celebrate after beating Spain 2-1 after extra time to win the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games soccer gold

Spain threatened little but got on level terms in the 61st minute when substitute Carlos Soler broke down the right and whipped a cross to the back post where Mikel Oyarzabal connected with a sweet left-foot volley that whistled past Santos.

The Spaniards hit the woodwork twice in the final five minutes of normal time before Malcolm grabbed the glory for Brazil in the second period of extra time.

Credit: Supersport.com

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