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Olympic Games, Soccer | Did you know? Oyarzabal broke with his goal against Australia a drought of 7,603 days

I was barely three years old Mikel Oyarzabal the last time the Spanish team had scored a goal in an Olympic soccer match. That day, half the country stood in front of the television to see the boys from Iñaki Saez with the dream of seeing them reissue the gold of Barcelona 92. In that final, the Cameroon of Samuel Eto’o, Carlos Kameni or Lauren, the Africans left the Spaniards with honey on their lips in a match that seemed won. Gabri, at the edge of the break, they extended the Spanish advantage to 2-0 and brought them closer to the top of the podium but Amaya, in their own goal, and Eto’o equaled a shock it would be decided on the Cameroonian side in the shots from the penalty spot.

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That so much of Gabri supposed a kind of face to door curse that has taken more than two decades to overcome. Spain did not participate in the appointments of Athens 2000 nor in Beijing 2008 and on his return to some Games, in London 2012, was unable to pierce the rival goal in the 270 minutes played. Three games against a priori weak teams like Japan, Honduras Y Morocco and that they left those of Luis Milla as surprising last of group. That team had renowned footballers such as David de Gea, Koke, César Azpilicueta, Thiago Alcántara, Jordi Alba, Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Javi Martínez or Isco Alarcón.

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Without a presence either in Rio 2016 and a year late due to the pandemic, Spain had the option to dial again in the opening match against Egypt but the pupils of Luis de la Fuente they were unable to pierce the rival goal. In a duel that seemed also destined to end goalless, the realist Oyarzabal he knocked down the punishment with an unappealable head butt. Total, 20 years, 9 months, and 24 days for a total of 7603 days between one and another goal. As Luis Enrique would say, I hope the goals continue to arrive once the bottle is uncorked.

Mikel Oyarzabal (Spain) celebrates his goal against Australia (Tokyo 2020)

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