Spain: De Gea, Montoya, Domínguez,
Iñigo Martínez, Jordi Alba; Javi Martínez, Koke (Tello
81'), Isco (Oriol Romeu 63'); Mata, Adrián (Ander Herrera 56'), Rodrigo.
Japan: Gonda; Hiroki Sakai (Gotoku Sakai 74'), Suzuki, Yoshida, Tokunaga; Ohgihara (Yamamura 86'), Yamaguchi; Kiyotake, Higashi, Nagai; Otsu (Saito 46'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 33. Otsu. Got ahead of Montoya on far post to turn corner past De Gea.
Spain's Olympic side fell to a surprise defeat in their opening game against Japan, and they now have to get positive results in their next two group games if they are to continue in the competition. Luis Milla's side started well, Rodrigo shooting wide and Mata bringing a good save out of Gonda early on. But with just over half an hour on the clock Otsu got on the end of a corner to give Japan the lead, and shortly before half time Spain were left with ten men when Iñigo Martínez was sent off for bringing down Nagai as he advanced on goal. Higashi, Nagai and Kiyotake could all have added to the lead after the restart, and although Mata and Alba went close towards the end, this was not their day.