Japan vs Argentina was the fourth game of group C of the Madrid Olympic Games’ football tournament. It was played in the Camp Nou stadium (Barcelona).
Tsubasa scored int the first half, but the goal was deemed illegal due to offside. Later on, Argentina’s captain Juan Diaz dribble with the ball from goal to goal (one hundred meters) to score the first point of the game. Before halftime, Galván was cautioned for a hard foul.
After the restart Diaz scored again, assisted by Alan Pascal, using his hand to put the ball in the net. His two goals resemble the two goals that Diego Maradona (RIP) scored against England in the 1986 World Cup quarter final.
However, Japan came back with goals from Kojiro Hyuga (assisted by Tsubasa) and Shun Nitta (after a twin shot by Taro Misaki and Hikaru Matsuyama was repelled). The second japanese goal was scored in the 75th minute, and after it both teams made substitutions, with Ken Wakashimazu coming in replacing Shingo Aoi. In the 86th minute Misaki scored the winning goal assisted by Tsubasa. Right after this defender Yuji Soga replaced forward Nitta to help keep the score unchanged.
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