DISAPPOINTING DEBUT OF SPAIN
A thick Spain debut in the Games with a 0-0 against Egypt
Published:22/07/2021 - 11:32h
Updated:22/07/2021 - 12:41h
Spain could not go from a 0-0 draw against Egypt on its Olympic Games debut. The 'Red' was very thick throughout the match and did not make a good game against an Egyptian team that defended themselves perfectly
The Spanish selection did not happen of the tie to zero in his debut in the Olympic games of Tokyo against Egypt. The combined of Luis de la Fuente did not have his day and hardly generated danger to the always safe African defence. There were few arrivals of danger along the meeting and the première of the Spaniards in the tournament was something disappointing, taking into account the expectations that there was with the list.
The first part of Spain was quite poor in the futbolístico and alone Dani Ceballos knew to hurt to the Egyptians. The Andalusian understood better the meeting that his mates and tried to look for the back of the defence with pass to the gap that, however, finish in at all. The saga of the African controlled well so much to Marco Asensio as to Dani Elm, the Spanish extremes, and to Mikel Oyarzabal, that did of 'false 9' without success.
The clearest opportunity of the 'Red in the first time, practically the only that there was, was born of the boots of Ceballos. The madridista did gap out of the area and took out a big shot that went to the stick for misfortune of the ones of De la Fuente. That was one of the last interventions of the already ex of the Arsenal, to the that Adel lesionó with a very hard pisotón in the ankle. The midfield player could not follow and the same that Óscar Mingueza minutes before, had to withdraw of the field lesionado.
With two injuries in the first time and with the feeling that Egypt was tremendously calm in the terrain of game, Spain faced a second half in which it was necessary to change a lot of things. However, the face of the selection did not change until De la Fuente took out to the field to Bryan Gil, Rafa Mir and Carlos Soler. The entrance of a '9' of reference and of an extreme with desborde like Gil gave something distinct that until this moment did not have .
Although the clear occasions followed without arriving, the changes did that the Egyptians shut more and this propició more feeling of danger. Unfortunately, the Spaniards did not have clarity in the final metres, the time exhausted and the tie to zero did not move of the marker. The nerves installed in Spain, whereas Egypt followed holding backwards with security while his head offices, especially Hegazi, cleared almost all what arrived.
The occasions arrived in the discount
Pedri, that in spite of the tiredness accumulated did not leave to try it to the end, starred one of the few clear arrivals of the second time in the 88. The Canarian went in from backwards with strength, but his finish of head went to the hands of the Egyptian goalkeeper. Be used to also tested to the put of Egypt desperately in the discount, but the archer cleared to corner. Shortly after, Vallejo had the clearest of the second part with a finish in iron that was was. At the end, disappointing 0-0 of Spain in his première in the Games.