Australia shocks Argentina 2-0 in men's Olympic soccer

AP , Thursday 22 Jul 2021

Two-time Olympic men's soccer champion Argentina has been stunned 2-0 by Australia in their opening game at the Tokyo Games

Australia s Marco Tilio (C) celebrates scoring during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men s group C fir
Australia s Marco Tilio (C) celebrates scoring during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men s group C first round football match between Argentina and Australia at the Sapporo Dome in Sapporo on July 22, 2021. AFP

Two-time Olympic men's soccer champion Argentina was stunned 2-0 by Australia in their opening game at the Tokyo Games on Thursday.

In its first Olympic game since 2008, Australia took the lead through Lachlan Wales' tap-in the 14th minute at the Sapporo Dome.

Marco Tilio secured the victory in the 80th, just a minute after coming off the bench.

Australia is top of Group C ahead Egypt and Spain, who drew 0-0 in the other game.

The Argentines won Olympic gold in 2004 and 2008. Australia's best showing was fourth place in 1992.

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