Brazil Beats Spain in Extra Time for Men's Soccer Gold

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Brazil Beats Spain in Extra Time for Men's Soccer Gold originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Malcom found himself in the middle of a celebration on Saturday.

The Brazilian forward came on for extra time in the men’s soccer final against Spain at International Stadium Yokohama and left a hero following his go-ahead goal in the 108th minute. The strike gave Brazil a 2-1 lead, and the team held on to defend its gold medal title.

BRAZIL!

They lead in extra time. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/eE3eXsqiGI

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 7, 2021

Brazil took a 1-0 lead into the halftime break after Matheus Cunha scored in first-half stoppage time. Mikel Oyarzabal netted the equalizer for Spain in the 61st minute and the game remained 1-1 through 90 minutes.

This is Brazil’s second Olympic gold medal. The team won on home soil at the 2016 Rio Olympics after edging Germany 5-4 in a penalty shootout.

Mexico, the 2012 gold medal winner, beat Japan 3-1 in the bronze medal game on Friday.