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Tokyo 2020: Brazil set up Olympics final with Spain

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Brazil reached back-to-back men’s Olympic football finals following a penalty shootout victory over Mexico.

The defending champions won 4-1 on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes in Kashima.

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Brazil goalkeeper Santos saved from Eduardo Aguirre in the shootout before Johan Vasquez hit the post with Mexico’s second penalty.

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They will play Spain in Saturday’s gold medal match.

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Dani Alves, Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli, Bruno Guimaraes and Reinier all scored their spot-kicks for Brazil.

It looked like the second semi-final was heading for penalties until Marco Asensio scored in the 115th minute in Saitama.

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The Real Madrid winger came off the bench to score the winning goal with a superb curling strike from inside the box to send Spain to a first Olympic final since they finished runners-up at the 2000 Games in Sydney.

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