'Herculean' Olyroos unravel late against Spain

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Spain has downed the Olyroos 1-0 after dominating Australia for the bulk of their Group C clash successful Sapporo.

The Olyroos had travel into the lucifer blistery disconnected an emphatic 2-0 triumph implicit Argentina, but they'd beryllium met with acold much objective absorption against Spain, forced to conflict the bulk of the lucifer heavy successful defence.

Graham Arnold's men managed to clasp retired 0-0 deadlock until the 80th infinitesimal until the onslaught became excessively overmuch arsenic Spanish skipper Mikel Oyarzabal headed successful a tantalising transverse from Real Madrid prima Marco Asensio.

Spain down the Olyroos successful Sapporo. (Getty)

Australia enjoyed periods of counter-attacking occurrence but they were fewer and acold betwixt arsenic the professionalism of the Spaniards ensured afloat points by the last whistle.

Marco Tilio was again awesome during his feature, arsenic was Daniel Arzani who asked questions of his defenders. But the small possession successful midfield made it astir intolerable for the Olyroos to physique sustained periods of play, instead, relying connected flashes successful onslaught to support unit disconnected their ain defence.

The nonaccomplishment sees Australia gaffe to 2nd successful Group C, requiring captious points from their adjacent clash against Egypt to advancement to the quarter-finals.

Arzani catches a break-away against Spain. (Getty)

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