📝 Olympics 2020: Richarlison hat-trick enough; Australia win

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Phil Costa

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Missing football? Don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect tonic for your Euro 2020 hangover.

Men’s football begins at the Olympics today and Spain, France and Brazil all feature, so stay tuned for updates.

Brazil 4-2 Germany

Brazil U23 4
Germany U23 2
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Scorers: Richarlison 8′, 22′, 30′, Paulinho 90+4; Amiri 55′, Ache 84′

A first half Richarlison hat-trick and a late Paulinho strike was enough to give Brazil a 4-2 win over 10-man Germany.

Brazil flew out of the blocks and scored after only eight minutes as Richarlison pounced on some poor goalkeeping to blast in from close-range.

He got his second midway through the first half as a cross from the left found Richarlison, who has a free header from six yards out.

The Toffees forward was on fire and grabbed a first half hat-trick on the half hour mark, breezing in on goal and curling on in the far corner.

Brazil missed a penalty just before half-time and immediately after the break it was Germany who pulled one back as Amiri volleyed in from the edge of the area.

Maximilian Arnold made Die Mannschaft’s task more difficult on 63 minutes as he was sent off for two bookings but amazingly, Germany pulled one back with a few minutes left, as Ragner Ache headed in.

But in added time, Brazil completed the win as Paulinho rifled one past the goalkeeper from the edge of the area.

Argentina 0-2 Australia

Argentina U23 0
Australia U23 2
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Scorers: Wales 14′, Tillio 80′

Australia got their Olympic campaign off to the perfect start as they beat 10-man Argentina 2-0.

Australia got off to the perfect start as Mitchell Duke laid in Lachlan Wales for an early opener after just 14 minutes.

Argentina’s task for the day got even more difficult just before half time as Francisco Ortega was given two bookings in the space of two minutes just before half time.

It was a foolish lack of discipline and his side struggled to make an impact in the second half with just 10 men.

And the Aussies made their advantage count with 10 minutes to go as Marco Tillio finished well on 80 minutes.

Egypt 0-0 Spain

Egypt U23 0
Spain U23 0
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It was honours even between Spain and Egypt in their Olympics opener in Tokyo.

Spain dominated possession in the first-half but made few opportunities, with Dani Ceballos coming closest after his shot crashed off the post.

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La Roja continued to push after the break with Mikel Oyarzabal and Rafa Mir – but neither player could find the net from promising situations.

Jesús Vallejo had another opportunity late on but fired wide, as Egypt held out for a valuable point.

Mexico 4-1 France

Mexico U23 4
France U23 1
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Mexico got their Olympic games off to the perfect start after cruising past France 4-1 in Tokyo.

Scorers: Vega 47′, Córdova 55′, Antuna 81′, Aguirre 90′; Gignac (pen) 69′

El Tri started brightest and went close twice through Santiago Córdova and Diego Lainez, although Paul Bernardoni was up to the task in goal.

France grew into the game but rarely tested Guillermo Ochoa, before Mexico went ahead when Alexis Vega headed home after brilliant work from Lainez.

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Mexico doubled their lead when Córdova rifled a clinical left-footed strike past Paul Bernardoni, before André-Pierre Gignac gave France hope from the penalty spot.

But all three points we secured when Uriel Antuna and Eduardo Aguirre scored late on.

Cote d’Ivoire Saudi Arabia

Côte d'Ivoire U23 2
Saudi Arabia U23 1
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New Zealand v South Korea

New Zealand U23 1
Korea Republic U23 0
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Other results …

  • Japan 1-0 South Africa
  • Honduras 0-1 Romania