Football 5-a-side | Day 6 Evening | Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Football 5-a-side | Day 6 Evening | Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

[Music] [Music] [Applause] [Music] the stage is set at aomi urban sports park for a mouth-watering paralympics football matchup between the number one ranked team in the world and the european champions argentina taking on spain this is a second group b clash of the argentines and spaniards both of whom are on three points so far having won their opening games of men’s five aside football at tokyo 2020 [Music] the argentines led by angel deldo garcia their captain in spain who just about crept through their opener against thailand with three points captained by adolfo acosta who starts on the bench on day two of men’s football five aside morocco with argentina and spain on three points following a comfortable win in the end against thailand [Music] spain have made a couple of changes after their victory over thailand including in goal with pedro gutierrez in one of the more experienced members of the spain squad sergio alamar begins for the second time and coming in in attack vicente aguilar at the age of 51 the veteran of men’s football five aside he says he’s retiring after tokyo 2020 [Applause] and alongside acosta on the bench antonio martine who got the goal the penalty in the final minute against thailand on day one of this event yusuf al-hadawi an option two in attack who drops to the bench having started in the first match no change for the argentines after winning 2-1 against morocco in their opener alongside deldo garcia federico icardi who we can expect to be busy out wide pushing forward to join the attack from defence once again against spain and that man max espanillo the double goal scorer against morocco this time sporting a different color of hair dye swapping from orange to purple two of the options potentially from the bench for argentina who both featured in each half against morocco and the brazilian french and hungarian team of officials will see us through this one the fourth and final match across group a and b on day two of football five aside we have had goals in every match so far in this event in tokyo long may that continue as we break for the national anthems [Music] oh [Applause] argentina [Music] we [Music] [Music] my [Music] [Applause] a big big clash this one in tokyo 2020 group b and in the wider sense for paralympics football with these two right at the heels of brazil the dominant force over the last few years a big test for spain and argentina having both come through the challenges of match day one less than 24 hours ago spain win the toss and they have opted to remain in their half kicking from right to left in the first period of course that the two teams both speak the same language for this encounter passionate martin de monte who will be demanding everything from his players because this is a crucial match for spain and argentina get to six points beat the other side and there’s a real chance of topping the group and almost certainly avoiding brazil in the semi-finals [Music] football five aside features harps of 20 minutes each we don’t have added time the clock stops when there is a stoppage and counts down from 20 minutes and this the first of only a few equipment checks throughout the fixture all outfield players in football five aside must be of b1 classification so the most severe visual impairments [Applause] and they are assisted not only by their goalkeepers who are sighted but also two extra guides a coach so barghiras of spain and argentina’s de monte and spain have another guide as well miguel vaquera argentina’s additional guide is hermann marquez spain will be well aware of this man max espanillo attempting to have a very early shot the block from cantero a corner inside the opening 10 seconds for the argentines hey [Music] and unable to get the shot away from close range [Music] elder garcia who goes by the nickname of tito in the argentina squad a civil service worker back home in argentina espanillo once more attempting to have a go at goal as spain break away themselves in the form of alamar bacardi using his strength and the support of espanyllo sanchez desperately attempting to wrestle the ball away from argentina aguilar the veteran of this game he made his debut for spain in 1985 so before some of the players from spain and argentina were even born that includes sergio alamar who just watched the ball out for a goal kick alamar aged only 20 in possession again [Music] padilla [Music] a really open start to this clash between spain and argentina [Music] [Music] espanillo inside the danger area all alone for argentina through the legs of cantero and the push away earning a free kick for spain i don’t think he and argentina can have too many complaints about that decision from the officials the player commits five fouls in football five aside a penalty is awarded to the opposition espanillo on halfway using the support of deldo garcia great footwork from the argentina captain [Music] [Applause] argentina have finished in the top four at the last four paralympic games all four of the games in a football five aside sense their best ever performance was in the maiden event in athens in 2004 when they were agonizingly defeated on penalties by brazil losing 3-2 in the shootout that after the match finished nil nil even after extra time since then argentina have won a couple of bronze medals and finished fourth as well at the london olympics and paralympics [Applause] attempting to clear the danger for spain deldo garcia shoots and it’s saved espenillo was hoping to snatch at the rebound it’s still with argentina and icardi deldo garcia [Applause] [Music] [Applause] wide there’s the chance again buried by the spanish goalkeeper spain making a very early change opting to bring on their captain acosta replacing the 51 year old aguilar acosta 40 himself i’m currently playing club football for betty sanisidro one of the top teams in spain based in madrid [Music] you’ll be able to hear at times the two bells inside the ball [Music] which assists the outfield players when in possession icardi in trouble [Music] for another goal kick for spain and gutierrez [Music] now a corner and an opportunity for spain to put on a bit of pressure in their opponent’s half and in the danger area argentina starting this group b encounter the better of the two teams sanchez one of those standing over the ball also plays for betis in madrid [Music] acosta who collides with his teammate alamar espanillo asking a question of gutierrez it was hit powerfully hi max espanillo aiming to catch out gutierrez [Applause] his opposing goalkeeper [Music] both goalkeepers are unable to leave their area but the outfield players can go inside the box and they can shoot inside the danger area too [Music] alamar passing beyond espanillo but back with argentina through icardi [Music] hastily cleared by gutierrez [Music] [Applause] [Music] icardi dispossessed by sanchez sanchez can he have a goal blocked in the area in the end by padilla we’ve not seen a great deal of given that most of the possession has been in the spain area padilla the man who tends to stay at the back [Applause] all round it’s been free-flowing in nature this match so far the dealer now getting his opportunity to advance into enemy territory [Music] cantero for spain again choosing to go forward rather than play back towards his goalkeeper [Music] how they would love to finally land the medal that has eluded them at the paralympic games in football five aside the gold medal another set piece opportunity for argentina the dealer alongside espanillo the double goal scorer against morocco espanillo into the area and he scored onto three in this event now the main man up top for argentina and just as crucially [Applause] the opener against spain in what could be a really important match to determine the outcome of the group [Applause] [Music] espinolo from the free kick advancing and calmly setting himself up to play beyond gutierrez a solo goal and still the solo goal scorer for the argentines in tokyo spain seeking to respond immediately through their captain acosta okay this has certainly been a more open match than the opening games for spain and argentina in the group dispossessed by alamar [Music] [Music] who gets himself into a very good position seems a little hurt the argentina goalkeeper after the collision was booked himself the coach of spain in their opener for his rather vociferous nature on the edge of the touchline against thailand unhappy with the stop-start nature of the game dictated in part by the officiating perhaps we will see a quieter coach for this one against argentina argentina’s last match will be against thailand and spain play morocco both matches in around 24 hours on day three of football five aside at the paralympic games brazil on six points meanwhile in their group group a having won on day two of this event four nil against japan japan who got off to a flying start themselves in their opening game winning four nil against france france surprisingly perhaps are yet to get off the mark like thailand having lost their second game as well one nil to china a really close affair in that other group group a the top two from each group advance to the semi-finals and then there’s the bronze medal match involving the losing semi-finalists ahead of the main event the battle for gold and silver in the japanese capital here’s the goal again really well finished by espanillo three goals for him in tokyo as len cena the goalkeeper for the argentines remains on the floor by his post they do have a replacement option argentina her man molech is the second choice goalkeeper argentina at presents are ranked number one in the world with brazil the favourites to win a fifth gold medal to hang on to their paralympic games title ranked second in spain are in third position on the world stage at present also the reigning european champions having won the euros in 2019 in rome that sealed their qualification for tokyo so an extended break as lancina continues to have treatment on the edge of his byline spain still have plenty of time to readjust the scoreline in group b and then cena okay to continue padilla [Music] alamar who gets the shot away and you can see len cena is limping in the argentina goal could this be the end of his match might it be the case that her man molech is required to come on in his place a reminder each team can make up to six substitutions per half and they can bring players back on who are subbed out so even if len cena was to leave which it looks like he is going to he can come back on [Applause] judging by the way he’s limping off it could well be the case that that is the end of his match as the replacement goalkeeper which could add a different uh dimension to this game could be useful for spain [Music] he’s gone again towards that near post similar to the goal on this occasion gutierrez up to the task really similar to the goal he dispatched back hill espanillo [Applause] [Music] good work from spain’s alamar [Music] goes down just inside the area [Music] [Music] foreign acosta from the corner bit of a heavy touch [Music] he has possession back immediately acosta shoots [Applause] [Music] oh [Music] well blocked by deldo garcia attempting to go alone [Music] and an opportune moment to break for a refreshments break in the first period still advantage argentina and a really good opening 10 minutes between these two who both know the importance of getting the three points in their quest to top the group argentina had success in spain three years ago finishing as runners-up in the world championship known at home in their own country as los merci lagos which translates from spanish to english as the bats they’re not quite flying yet in tokyo but no bad thing that they haven’t got into the fast lane and they are still winning winning in a point sense and in this particular clash their second game in group b el hadawi has been brought on in place of sanchez for spain ella dowie who has had a knee injury for a large part of this year but managed to get fit in time for tokyo morocco born he moved to spain six years ago [Music] kicking the ball out of play which will not bother argentina at all as they have the leader delta garcia corner has been conceded argentina’s replacement keeper wisely collecting the ball to give his teammates a little longer to get back and get into position for this corner kick [Music] ending up with possession [Music] he’s into the area espanillo he was looking to get a shot in on his right side [Applause] they’re back with espanillo’s goalkeeper el hadawi through the legs of padilla spain needs some real energy in attack can el hadawi be the man to bring that to the party [Music] appended on the edge of the area [Music] [Applause] the usual trickery and close control from espanillo [Music] calmly collected by gutierrez it’s fairly even so far with 54 possession for argentina to the 46 of spain argentina have had double the shots four to two after 12 or so minutes of play in this first period watched back well by federico icardi mccarty whose nickname is the stallion and some shirt pulling recognized by the officiating team it was a costa on espanilo cantero involved too a dangerous set-piece opportunity for the team in charge at the moment padilla standing over the ball alongside the goal scorer the guides will often tap the post to help the outfield players [Music] and a timeout has been called so argentina will have to wait to have a go at goal and it is their own coach martin de monte who has called the timeout almost uh going against the rule of football for coaches not to make changes around set pieces to wait until they have reached their conclusion but maybe he feels there is an advantage in having a minute to regroup and a little longer to prepare for the free kick almost nfl-esque [Music] slightly longer than a minute too a man marquez the guide for argentina will have to tap on the posts again delto garcia and icardi join the edge of the spain wall on either side you can hear the spanish goalkeeper just asking his wall to edge over to the right perhaps the argentine players around the wall will peel away once the kick has been taken looks like it will be espanilo and he shoots a goal no problem in the end for spain did gutierrez get a firm touch on the ball it looked as though it was going wide anyway but enough of a touch to result in a corner kick for argentina further away on that occasion [Applause] acosta against the side board [Music] spain recovery and that’s out from acosta [Music] amongst the spanish words audible throughout this match voi which means go in english generally the word that the players use and have to say when they take possession to alert other players on the field that they have the ball that useful alongside the bells inside the ball espanillo firing wide once more the captain of spain no foul play on mccarty dispossessed delto garcia dragged down this time able to get up but seemingly in a bit of discomfort himself following the injury to len cena who had to come off for argentina so a medical timeout has been called which can be called at any point during football five aside delante having a chat with nicholas veliz so possible we could see the 30 year old come on at some point he plays his football in cordoba that’s the argentine quarterback an option as well from the bench he would likely come on for espanillo if he needs a break martine definitely on for spain the goal scorer in match one [Music] and it is espanillo who makes way towards the end of this first period replaced by pereira there’s the goal the difference between these two and given he has been so involved not just with the goal but most of the play really given argentina’s dominance a break maybe a wise idea from demonte with in mind the hot and humid condition in tokyo 31 degrees c at kickoff padilla for argentina and the replacement pereira martin the sub for spain getting his first touch of the ball [Music] martine using to his advantage the sideboard well done from a pereira heavy third touch still with argentina and icardi [Music] safely out as far as spain are concerned foreign it seems a corner has been given which gutierrez disagreed with deldo garcia standing all alone in space [Music] on halfway another corner for argentina if things get really close on the final day of group action teams can be set apart on goal difference first of all after points one and then goals four take priority head-to-head fourth in the list so while of course it’s advantageous for argentina to come through this one and beat spain a few more goals would certainly be helpful too in their quest to top the group cantero clutching his head inside the box even for the teams who finish third and bottom of the group in tokyo their journey doesn’t end after the final group stage match there are elimination games afterwards to determine the rankings from fifth to eighth all important for those world ranking points [Applause] [Music] spain sportingly returning possession to their rivals from south america [Music] padilla beyond martin denied an opportunity to shoot deldo garcia trying to weave his way through the spain defense it’s all getting a bit messy inside the spain area still with argentina [Music] mccarty with the back heel [Music] pereira by the sideboard like his players that they need to do more in attack whilst it is only one nil argentina have created a lot more going forward even without espanillo on the pitch a rare moment for acosta in the argentine area now pereira who is tripped by alamar that will go down as a foul to alamar’s name [Music] only the second foul committed by spain cantero with the other one argentina with just the one so far against espanello who’s off the pitch still perhaps argentina feel they can get to half time either one up or even better further ahead without having to bring on their key man again until the second period a different strategy here with no argentines by the wall swapping position dispossessed however calmly tackled by alamar what can spain do now acosta martinez further up the field very nicely done by acosta going alone and the shots deflected that could have been a wicked deflection but it took a bit of a sting the pace from the deflection easy in the end for the replacement spanish goalkeeper who’s in to play at the paralympic games [Music] [Applause] the argentine goalkeeper as we see spain’s goalkeeper before the chance once more on the replay called this time by spain [Music] they really do need to capitalize on this period in which espinolo is not on the field for argentina herrera has been busy but nowhere near as effective as max espinolo [Music] once the teams know that they are safely out of the group whether it is spain argentina whoever in group b and a they will be starting to think about penalties seriously because while we can have draws in the group stage penalties come in at the end of the regulation 40 minutes in the semi-finals and the final as brazil well know having beaten argentina 3-2 in a penalty shootout in athens at the very first paralympic games football five aside events alamar for spain skipping by pereira almost finding martin pereira [Music] committed defending from spain unable though to turn that into attack back with deldo garcia again clutching his head alamar who has the nickname in the spain squad of el nino given he is the youngest at 20. he plays his club football for alicante [Music] acosta almost unwittingly finding pereira [Applause] cantero for spain a really committed defender pablo cantero costa having to be committed at the back in the absence of his number five pereira again making way [Applause] it would perhaps be slightly too adventurous if pereira and espanillo were to play together in a two-man attack particularly when matas are still so close numerically just the one goal in it but a goal that argentina will continue to be very satisfied with [Music] espanillo shoots a goal saved at the post we’ve seen that before gutierrez up to the task [Applause] amazing how espanillo finds a way through a crowd of opponent opponents players [Music] not so close on that occasion what does spain have to offer then as we approach the final minutes martine conceding a corner [Music] hello god a foul awarded against icardi of argentina [Music] [Applause] [Music] hey we’re back with spain and martin corner to the spanish icardi conceding on that occasion [Music] garcia attempting to run down the time on the clock at the end of the first period [Music] stolen by deldo garcia [Applause] and a very good save by gutierrez diving to push the ball away espanillo attempting to batter his way through the spanish blockade padillo and that is it for the first 20 minutes ending somewhat close but argentina in control leading by the slender margin of one goal to nil thanks to the effort from espanillo they have had other chances better chances than spain to increase their lead but argentina will have to be content for now with the one goal advantage at the break at aomi urban sports park [Music] now [Music] [Music] [Music] oh [Music] oh [Music] [Applause] one nil at the break argentina lead against spain in this group b encounter and dominating beyond the goal to 10 attempts seven of which on target compared to the three and the one on target for spain with less possession too in their second match in the group stage yes [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Music] [Applause] [Music] so [Music] so [Music] uh [Music] so [Music] so [Music] [Music] [Music] oh oh [Applause] [Music] um [Music] [Applause] [Applause] this is she’s [Music] so so [Music] so so [Music] tell me oh [Music] so [Music] so [Music] so [Music] [Music] so [Music] so [Music] argentina are back out for the second half of this men’s football five aside group b match the south americans leading by a goal to nil against spain as it stands argentina will be top of group b and out all on their own on the points front with six points from two matches but still 20 minutes to get through for them 20 minutes of opportunity for spain they left it really late in their opener against thailand winning courtesy of a penalty in the very last minute so they know what it takes in tokyo to dig deep and come through right at the end argentina forced as well to make a change in the first period in goal with her man molech replacing the injured dario len cena but with each team able to make up to six changes from the bench in each half it is possible for len cena to come back on spain to resume gutierrez in goal for them he came in for this match having been on the bench for thailand sergio rodriguez started between the sticks for that one our lead referee just making sure that we start bang on time and acosta attempting to strike first early on argentina turn it around [Music] route one aimed towards alamar sanchez dispossessed by deldo garcia acosta [Applause] with argentina again lovely pass to deldo garcia a little bit too much on it for the argentine captain padilla [Music] the dealer still going [Applause] the foul given against cantero of spain who rarely ventures away from the center of defence padilla alongside espanello for the free kick padilla known as cocky to his teammates you maybe just heard them shouting his nickname as he was marauding forward padilla says his best moment in football was landing the bronze in rio five years ago man marquez again assisting espanillo [Music] forced out wide by alamar good defending from cantero deldo garcia through the legs of one of the spaniards padilla skipping through the challenges of spain sanchez for the europeans [Applause] a quickly taken goal kick as espanillo battles away with acosta who started this match on the bench the spain captain quickly brought on and he’s never left really since then espanillo with the three goals so far for argentina at the paralympic games the whole ball didn’t cross the line there it did on that second occasion to support espanillo this time marcelo penitza set to come on when possible that’s a lovely chip to deldo garcia espanillo waiting for the ball back what a glorious opportunity that would have been for him had it come back his way unmarked in lots of space in the box the goal scorer again moving inside and taking a shot at goal [Music] it just left the outside of his boot as he was tumbling not too far away the first real opportunity in an attacking sense for spain this side of the interval sanchez blocked by icardi acosta to sanchez again espanillo getting by acosta espanillo attempting to barge his way beyond the spanish back line freekick goes against argentina [Applause] spain players proudly displaying their country’s flag on their eye shades one of them being alemara [Music] [Applause] and it is a corner to argentina [Music] being told to stand the correct distance away from the corner kick [Music] you can hear the guides including the goalkeepers assisting the outfield players espanillo almost completing the nutmeg deldo garcia having a rare opportunity to shoot at goal [Applause] calmly left by cantero or gutierrez in goal alamar okay a foul there surely on deldo garcia sandwiched between two spaniards and you can see just how hot it is how humid it is in tokyo for this a night match with the sweat pouring from the eye mask of sergio on deldo garcia a yellow card has been shown to miguel sanchez he sensed it was going wide quickly taken from the goalkeeper alamar doing well getting by accardi frustrated by espanillo [Music] and a half chance saved by mulek [Applause] [Music] acardi espanillo is with him [Music] sanchez fouled by federico icardi a definite trip and that will be a foul against him possibly even a yellow card too accardi who wrote a book fairly recently by the name of the exported bat he plays his club football in argentina for estudiantes more encouraging in the last few minutes from a spanish perspective they only need that one goal to be fully back in this game back among the points in group b pereira is to come on replacing espanillo just as we saw in the first period espanielo being brought off earlier in the second half i’m very sure we’ll see more of him though before the end of this clash [Applause] sanchez also off el hadawi back on for spain he’s perhaps a little bit of a surprise he has played so little in this match given that he is a clear threat in attack perhaps that is conditioned by the fact that he has had his injury issues this year el hadawi has immediately moved into an advanced position in readiness for this free kick right on the goalkeeper [Music] for argentina back with spain however acosta al-hadawi alongside him acosta is running forward he might get a go at goal here acosta still not clear [Music] now the break on for argentina perhaps deldo garcia [Music] if espanillo was on the pitch he would have been there for that pass cantero clearing comfortably away from spain’s back line [Music] alamar got the better of one spaniard not the other [Applause] [Music] acosta aiming to find el hadawi padilla’s team club wise in argentina a very famous name river plate [Music] very good to pereira [Music] acosta will be leaving for spain the captain to be replaced by antonio martin so if al-hadawi is staying on the field perhaps spain here are seeking to capitalize on argentina not having espanello on the pitch [Applause] because in the form of martine and el hadawi that’s two attacking players on at the same time could it be that jesus knows that this is a golden opportunity to try and get that equalizer for argentina and now icardi padilla the goalkeeper molek pantero tussling away with deldo garcia who manages to win the corner spain perhaps have this limited window to make the most of no espaniello because he will be back on very soon [Music] swapping directions a couple of times the foul against alamar and that’s the second foul he has committed in this match spain up to five in total still no player from either side on more than two so the chance of having a penalty for that reason looking somewhat slim at this point in time but we still have over 10 minutes remaining of the 40. still the one goal that separates these two ranked first and third in the world in men’s football not overly technical is it the use of the spoon on the posts it does the job though under some pressure from alamar a good tackle from spain’s cantero who was unable to find the targets kicked away by el hadawi padilla advised to leave that from one of his guides the coach de monte padilla again this time with the ball arguably wasted at times at the back given his technical ability martine trying to twist and turn into the area again with argentina [Music] spain really struggling to create much in attack these last few minutes nicely done by deldo garcia martine what can he do now one of the oldest players in the squads here in tokyo 39 year old trying to find alamar alamar and akadi locked in a battle against the sideboard spain have the decision from the officials [Music] we are into the final quarter of this fascinating battle between the europeans and the south americans argentina with the bulk of possession 55 overall in this match they’ve dominated both halves in terms of possession [Music] and 13 shots compared to just the four of spain in many ways spain aside from that goal will consider themselves fortunate to only be one nil down of the four shots spain have managed only one has been on target so a lack of creating could be ultimately the reason why spain are unable to share the points in this second match now heredia on in place of the captain of argentina deldo garcia who is off for a few moments at the very least still no espanillo for argentina martine for spain [Music] [Music] up against the other number 10 el hadaway [Music] and that is back with gutierrez in goal for spain short this time with alamar argentina taking no chances with two players going for the ball on that occasion including one of the replacements heredia pereira cleverly done to get into the box and to be with argentina’s replacement goalkeeper [Music] gets the shot in and it was on target [Music] alamar clattering into the sideboard he doesn’t mind he has possession [Music] can he make the most of this moment el hadawi [Music] good defending from argentina [Applause] once again getting blue and white bodies around the ball to defend [Music] foreign a position to take a shot still in possession el hadawi tussling with icardi [Music] switching martine brought into play [Applause] ella dowie [Music] it’s become a physical battle at aomi urban sports park and with all the pressure coming from spain in attack it’s argentina who manage another attempt on goal via pereira not too far away either and another player who’s been brought on throughout the course of this match pereira you sense the tension from spain as the clock ticks down [Music] they’re still really no closer to getting the equalizer argentina just defending too well martine manages the shots and argentina through their keeper keep the ball molech had el haddawi waiting nearby [Music] martinez [Music] unable to get by alamar icardy [Music] [Applause] [Music] martine for spain argentina using their physical strength in these latter stages and the shot from pereira coming as a little bit of a surprise for spain a couple of changes to be made now by argentina as the weather turns looks to be turning in tokyo there is rain and storms forecast for this night match we may just get to the end of it without the turning weather-wise deldo garcia is back on the captain for argentina icardi and eradia making way four and a half minutes to go [Music] spain making a couple of changes as well sanchez to come back on and acosta the captain [Applause] spain are the reigning european champions victory in italy in 2019 enough to ensure that they made it to the paralympic games which is no surprise given their previous a bronze medal at the very first one in athens and a bronze two in london in 2012 in between they came fourth in beijing in 08 unable to finish that high up in rio at the last edition [Music] pushing argentina’s pareder there [Music] deldo garcia fowled by sanchez hey spain now have three players on two fouls committed each sanchez alamo and cantero [Applause] and argentina opting to take a timeout not the worst decision given that the balance of play has really been in spain’s favor in the last few minutes even if they have not been able to make the most of possession spain are clearly a very well equipped team technically very good but they just lack a riccardinio and espanillo as their main guy up front [Music] that could be the difference between first and second in this group and no one really truth be told in group b wants to come second and then as i say almost certainly face brazil in the semi-finals that said the final last time out in rio a home final for brazil was a narrow affair with the brazilians only winning in the end one nil against the surprise package of 2016 paralympic games football five aside iran panic a veteran aged 37. facing challenges by sanchez and alamar and a timeout called by the officials as bernice’s eye shades came off during that three-way jewel [Music] spain feel that it should be at the very least stay drop ball not possession with argentina after his yellow card against thailand that’s really the first time we’ve seen and heard from jesus bhagiras during open play from his position on the other side of the kickboard alamar winning that battle from the drop ball anita doing ever so well can he have a shot at goal [Music] [Applause] rolled wide by the man rolling back the years charging forward dispossessed by [Music] is alamar with an extra foul committed late one [Music] the goal scorer back on if he’ll be allowed at this point in time he might have to wait until after the free kick or is it a case that argentina have changed their mind regarding who is to come off in his place pereira is the man who makes way for the gold machine of argentina max espanillo okay he’s had almost 10 minutes away from the field espanillo immediately called upon from the free kick goes down in the area unable to have a shot at goal on this occasion [Music] alamo opting to chip towards sanchez alomar again in a good position to receive the ball back sanchez unable to get through or around espanillo [Music] foreign [Music] spain now choosing to go for their timeout in the second half [Applause] a repeat of the decision in the first period taken by their coach bhagiras a timeout right before a set piece this time even more important with only two minutes of time remaining will we see once more involving spain late drama at aomi urban sports park they scored on day one in their opener against thailand in the last 60 seconds they’ve got just over 120 seconds in this one against argentina arguably even more important because not only do they amass another point in their group stage campaign they will stop their main rivals scoring an additional two and it is an attacking change with cantero the defender leaving in his place so cantero back to the bench el hadawi on to supporting attack they have to make the most of this opportunity spain sanchez is in some space free as punitsa is alerted to that from the bench el hadawi in position as part of this free kick slightly longer than a spoon from spain’s miguel bersera the shot from el hadawe is wide but the corner is given did it take a deflection the decision has gone the way of spain so another opportunity and the shot flashes across the goal this time nervy times for argentina clinging on at least in the last few moments bonita unable to find the goal scorer espanillo alamar for spain alamar shoots rolled wide this is better from spain three opportunities three attempts at goal in less than a minute but really too late to be putting on such a show espanillo who was off the field for 10 minutes in this half he’ll certainly get more of the ball before the full-time whistle spain it’s bench furious with that collision involving peninsula acosta the spain captain in position for the free kick good work from espanillo in a defensive sense delta garcia in the thick of the action and espanillo can he have one final shot for argentina [Music] conceding the goal kick argentina making another change of cardi who was one of the starters to come on for penitzer it just breaks up play as well he doesn’t stop the time because the clock is stopped but it does kill the momentum of the game to some extent spain would do it as well here’s acosta dispossessed by espanillo espanillo is away on his own now can he finish it off he can argentina claim victory a double yet again from their main threat in attack as spain had every one forward bar one aiming to get the equalizer argentina have wrapped up victory coolly done slotted by the goalkeeper gutierrez espanillo now on two for this match against their rivals from europe and four overall at the paralympic games a fantastic contribution once more from max espinillo it makes you wander doesn’t it who will be the top goal scorer could it be espanilo or ricardinio of brazil still lots of football to be played but the argentine and brazilian main attackers inform from the word go in tokyo [Music] icardi happy to keep the ball with seconds to go and there it is a very very important victory for argentina the south americans move on to six points in group b in football five aside the team ranked number one in the world well on course for a place among the medals even at this early stage at the paralympic games a brace from espanello for the second match in a row sealing a two-nil victory against spain the european champions [Music] scenes of joy among the argentine players they really fought to come through the stern test that morocco posed in the opener this was more comprehensive even if just as tight and tense up until the last couple of minutes two nil in the end and a bombardment of the spain goal eight on target 17 shots overall very very dominant from argentina they have just one more game left in the group stage thailand on day three spain meanwhile will face morocco both of those two on three points each so a really interesting match between spain and morocco to potentially decide who goes through with argentina but argentina are not guaranteed to be [Music] into the semi-finals a lot could change [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Music] argentina are on course to finish first in group b coming through a tough test against spain the european champions winning two nil in the end argentina who are ranked first in the world thankful once more to max espinillo who was on target twice for the second match in a row in the football five aside event at tokyo 2020 a goal in each half from espanillo the difference between the two sides who are among the favorites with brazil to land gold and beyond the two goals from espanillo argentina completely dominant in possession terms and also when it comes to the chances and those on goal so argentina with six points from two matches so far oh oh [Applause] foreign uh [Applause] [Applause] yes [Applause] okay
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Football 5-a-side | Day 6 Evening | Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

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