GLASGOW, Scotland -- Short-handed Morocco held on for a 2-2 draw against Honduras in the Group D opener at the Olympics on Thursday.

Morocco left back Zakarya Bergdich received a straight red card in the 71st minute for kicking Mario Martinez in the left knee. But Honduras was unable to take advantage of the ejection.

Morocco opened the scoring in the 39th minute when Abdelaziz Barrada converted a superb volley.

Jerry Bengtson responded in the 56th minute, tapping in the tying goal, then put the Central American team in front with a penalty kick nine minutes later.

But Honduras' advantage only lasted a couple minutes, with Morocco forward Zakaria Labyad chipping past the goalkeeper from inside the area.

Honduras plays Spain next, while Morocco takes on Japan. Both matches are in Newcastle on Sunday.

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  • Roger Espinoza

    Honduras' Roger Espinoza, left, battles for the ball with Morocco's Abdelaziz Barrada during the group D men's soccer match at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Driss Fettouhi

    Morocco's Driss Fettouhi, rear, battles for the ball with Honduras' Alfredo Mejia (8) during the group D men's soccer match at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Jose Velasquez

    Honduras' Jose Velasquez, front, is tackled by Morocco's Abdelaziz Barrada during the group D men's soccer match at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Zakaria Labyad

    Morocco's Zakaria Labyad (7) and Driss Fettouhi (8) celebrate a goal by teammate Abdelaziz Barrada during the group D men's soccer match against Honduras at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Jose Mendoza

    Honduras' Jose Mendoza makes a save against Morocco during the group D men's soccer match against Honduras at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Noureddine Amrabat

    Morocco's Noureddine Amrabat (9) battles for the ball with Honduras' Jose Velasquez during the group D men's soccer match against Honduras at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Zakarya Bergdich

    Morocco's Zakarya Bergdich (5) is shown the red card by referee Pavel Kralovec, right, during the group D men's soccer match against Honduras at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Zakarya Bergdich

    Morocco's Zakarya Bergdich, third right, is shown the red card by referee Pavel Kralovec, right, after a tackle on Honduras' Mario Martinez, left, during the group D men's soccer match against Honduras at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Jerry Bengtson

    Honduras' Jerry Bengtson, center, takes a penalty kick against Morocco during the group D men's soccer match at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Jerry Bengtson

    Honduras' Jerry Bengtson (11) celebrates after scoring a penalty kick against Morocco during the group D men's soccer match at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Jerry Bengtson

    Honduras' Jerry Bengtson (11) celebrates with teammates Eddie Hernandez (13) and Maynor Figueroa (3) after scoring a penalty kick against Morocco during the group D men's soccer match at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Houssine Kharja

    Houssine Kharja #14 of Morocco controls the ball while Roger Espinoza of Honduras looks on during the Men's Football first round Group D Match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between Honduras and Morocco , at Hampden Park on July 26, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Houssine Kharja

    Houssine Kharja #14 of Morocco controls the ball while Roger Espinoza of Honduras looks on during the Men's Football first round Group D Match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between Honduras and Morocco , at Hampden Park on July 26, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Antony Lozano

    Antony Lozano of Honduras is checked by Abdelhamid El Kaoutari #4 and Abdelatif Noussir of Morocco during the Men's Football first round Group D Match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between Honduras and Morocco , at Hampden Park on July 26, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland.