Brazil wins Olympic Football gold medal, beating Spain 2-1
Brazil 2 Spain 1
Santos Carneiro Da Cunha (45’+2). Oyarzabl (61’)
Brazil defended their Olympic men’s football title following a dramatic extra-time victory over Spain at the Nissan Stadium. Substitute Malcom raced in behind and slotted home the winner after 108 minutes to hand Brazil the gold medal.
Five years ago Neymar scored the winning penalty as Brazil beat Germany to win their first gold medal on home soil.
Spain substitute Bryan Gil also hit the woodwork with a stunning long range strike a minute before extra time.
Brazil wer3 competing in their third successive gold medal match at the games. Following on from the gold they won in Rio and a silver won in London 2012.
The Spaniards struggled to hit top form, despite grinding their way into the final, and did not display enough quality to snatch gold from Brazil.