Egypt 0-0 Spain – Highlights – Tokyo Olympic Games
Spain and Egypt remained goalless after a rather hapless Tokyo 2020 start at the Sapporo Dome.
The Furia Roja were the better side but also the unluckiest as they lost both Oscar Mingueza and Dani Ceballos to injury in the first half.
Mingueza limped off on 22 minutes following a rough challenge whereas Ceballos hobbled off during stoppage time due to a clash with Taher Mohamed.
The former Arsenal loanee created the game’s biggest opportunity on 27 minutes before his injury.
The Real Madrid ace rattled Mohamed Elshenawy’s post when his wonderful curling shot just missed the bottom left corner.
The Furia Roja struggled to create threats in the second half but came extremely close to a winner on 88 minutes when a superb cross from Bryan Gill down the left flank found Rafa Mir unmarked but his header went straight to Elshenawy’s hands.
Both teams will now wait and see what Group C rivals Argentina and Australia do in their upcoming encounter.
Egypt XI: Elshenawy; Eraky, El Wench, Hegazy, Galal, Fotouh; Ashour, Tawfik; Mohamed, Ramadan Sobhi, Rayan
Spain XI: Simon; Mingueza, Garcia, Torres, Miranda; Pedri, Merino, Olmo, Ceballos, Asensio; Oyarzabal