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Olympic Soccer 2012: Spain Loses To Japan, 1-0, On Yuki Otsu Goal

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Japan's Taisuke Muramatsu, left, battles with Spain's Alvaro Dominguez, right, during the group D men's soccer match at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012.
Japan's Taisuke Muramatsu, left, battles with Spain's Alvaro Dominguez, right, during the group D men's soccer match at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012.

GLASGOW, Scotland -- Japan forward Yuki Otsu scored in the first half in a 1-0 win over 10-man Spain on Thursday in men's Olympic soccer, hurting the Spaniards' chances of winning a gold medal.

Otsu broke away from his marker during a corner kick and tapped a shot past goalkeeper David de Gea.

Spain center back Inigo Martinez was sent off while trying to stop Japan forward Kensuke Nagai during a goal-scoring opportunity. After that, Japan controlled the tempo and could have scored at least five more.

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