2012 Olympics: Japan upset heavily favoured Spain, 1-0


Stop press. Spain finally beaten. In the pecking order of bragging rights, the Olympics may not be such a big deal compared to the World Cup or the Euro, but lets not forget it was not another European giant beating them, it was Japan. A perennial Asian powerhouse but not known for winning results against the big boys of world football.
Yuki Utso shot them into the lead in the 33rd minute as a corner arrived literally unmolested at his feet. Spain was in further trouble just before half time when Inigo Martinez received the red card for denying a clear goal scoring opportunity to David De Gea averted further damage with some fine saves.
Here is NBC’s report which includes longer highlights >>

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