Thursday, August 11, 2016

Argentina Male team out of football event in Rio 2016



Argentina were knocked out of the men's Olympic soccer tournament on Wednesday after they missed a penalty and scored a stoppage-time equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Honduras that left them third in Group D.

Argentina, gold medal winners in their last two appearances at the Games in Athens and Beijing, fluffed the chance to open the scoring when Angel Correa scuffed his spot kick wide nine minutes into the second half.

Antony Lozano converted the second of two penalties for Honduras in the 75th minute and they held on to their advantage until the third minute of stoppage time when Mauricio Martinez levelled from a free kick.

Argentina, who did not qualify for London 2012 after winning the competition in 2004 and 2008, finished behind Honduras and group winners Portugal in the standings. The Portuguese drew 1-1 with Algeria.

Honduras qualify to the quarterfinals for the second straight Olympic tournament. In London, they advanced the group stage for their first time after upsetting Spain in the second group match. They faced Brazil in the quarters, only to come up short in a 3-2 defeat.
Match summary

1. Argentina: Geronimo Rulli; Jose Luis Gomez, Lautaro Gianetti, Leandro Vega, Alexis Soto (m.87, Cristian Espinoza); Santiago Ascacibar, Mauricio Martinez; Cristian Pavon, Angel Correa, Giovani Lo Celso (m.70, Giovanni Simeone); Jonathan Calleri.

Manager: Julio Olarticoechea

1. Honduras: Luis Lopez; Brayan Ramirez (m.87, Kevin Alvarez), Jhonatan Paz, Marcelo Pereira, Allans Vargas; Brayan Garcia, Bryan Acosta, Allan Banegas (m.62, Marcelo Espinal), Romell Quioto (m.81, Jhow Benavidez); Antony Lozano and Alberth Elis.

Manager: Jorge Luis Pinto

Goals: 1-0, m.75: Antony Lozano, penalty. 1-1, m.93: Mauricio Martínez.

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