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Tokyo 2020: Spain held by Egypt in men’s Olympic opener

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Dani Ceballos was forced off in the first half with an ankle injury

Spain were held to a goalless draw by Egypt in the opening game of the Olympic men’s football competition despite the inclusion of Euro 2020 young player of the tournament Pedri.

A frustrating result for Spain was compounded by an ankle injury to Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos as they struggled to break Egypt down.

Ceballos had Spain’s best effort, hitting the post in the first half.

Former West Brom defender Ahmed Hegazi played a key role in keeping Spain out.

Along with Pedri, there were several members of Spain’s Euro 2020 squad on display, with Mikel Oyarzabal, Dani Olmo, Pau Torres and Eric Garcia all in the starting line-up.

Spain were knocked out of the Euros by champions Italy on penalties in the semi-final.

Line-ups

Egypt

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Gomaa
  • 13El ErakiSubstituted forMahmoudat 89′minutes
  • 4Hamed ToeimaBooked at 89mins
  • 6HegaziBooked at 77mins
  • 18Hamdi
  • 20MohamedBooked at 6mins
  • 9MahmoudBooked at 44minsSubstituted forAli Mohamed Hassanat 62′minutes
  • 12El Hagrasi
  • 15AbdelghanySubstituted forOmarat 63′minutes
  • 10SobhiSubstituted forMohamedat 90+3′minutes
  • 14RayanSubstituted forShalabiat 63′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Omar
  • 3Mahmoud
  • 7Shalabi
  • 11Ali Mohamed Hassan
  • 17Mohamed
  • 21El Sayed
  • 22Daader

Spain

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Simón
  • 2MinguezaSubstituted forVallejoat 22′minutes
  • 12García
  • 4Torres
  • 20Miranda
  • 10CeballosSubstituted forMoncayolaat 45+1′minutes
  • 8MerinoSubstituted forSolerat 68′minutes
  • 16González
  • 7AsensioSubstituted forGilat 68′minutes
  • 11OyarzabalSubstituted forMirat 68′minutes
  • 19Olmo

Substitutes

  • 3Cucurella
  • 5Vallejo
  • 9Mir
  • 13Fernández
  • 14Soler
  • 15Moncayola
  • 21Gil

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Egypt U23 0, Spain U23 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Egypt U23 0, Spain U23 0.

  3. Attempt missed. Jesús Vallejo (Spain U23) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

  4. Substitution, Egypt U23. Ahmed Ramadan replaces Ramadan Sobhi.

  5. Attempt blocked. Pedri (Spain U23) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Pau Torres.

  6. Corner, Spain U23. Conceded by Ahmed Hegazi.

  7. Attempt saved. Carlos Soler (Spain U23) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dani Olmo.

  8. Substitution, Egypt U23. Karim Fouad replaces Karim El Eraki because of an injury.

  9. Osama Galal (Egypt U23) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Attempt saved. Rafa Mir (Spain U23) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Juan Miranda with a cross.

  11. Attempt saved. Rafa Mir (Spain U23) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Juan Miranda with a cross.

  12. Attempt missed. Juan Miranda (Spain U23) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

  13. Corner, Spain U23. Conceded by Ibrahim Adel.

  14. Attempt blocked. Rafa Mir (Spain U23) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Ahmed Hegazi (Egypt U23) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Juan Miranda (Spain U23) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Foul by Ahmed Hegazi (Egypt U23).

  18. Corner, Egypt U23. Conceded by Jesús Vallejo.

  19. Dani Olmo (Spain U23) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Foul by Ramadan Sobhi (Egypt U23).

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