Alma lost 81-71 to the world champion and was forced to beat Japan on the last date of Group C in Tokyo 2020.
The Argentine basketball team lost 81-71 to Spain, for the second date of Group C, and committed his classification to the quarterfinals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Alma had a very good start to the game and was 12-3 up in the first minutes, but could not maintain the level and Spain, which was growing with the passing of the minutes, matched the actions. Already in the second half of the match, the European team was clearly dominating and he got 12 points of advantage from the Argentine team.
Nicolás Laprovittola was the most outstanding of the Alma with 27 points, which positioned him as the top scorer of the game, four assists and two steals. On the side of the European team, Ricky Rubio excelled with 26 points, four assists and a steal.
The Argentine basketball team will play again on Sunday, August 1, at 1.40, against Japan. You still have the chance to qualify as one of the two best third parties and for that you will not only have to defeat the local, but you will also have to be attentive to the matches of Group A and B, which will be played between the night of Friday 30 and the morning of Saturday July 31.
Game over: Argentina 71-81 Spain
Alma could not beat the world champion and committed his classification to the quarterfinals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Now, he must beat Japan on the last date of Group C to have a chance to advance to the next instance.
With three minutes remaining, Argentina falls by 11
The match is 74-63 in favor of Spain.
Spain stretches the lead and now wins 69-56
The last world champion started the final quarter plugged.
The last quarter of the match between Argentina and Spain began, in Tokyo 2020
El Alma will look to reverse the scoreboard to achieve its first victory at the 2020 Olympic Games.
Third quarter end: Argentina 53-61 Spain
El Alma falls by eight points with 10 minutes remaining in the game.
Spain stretches the lead and wins 58-47
Little more than a minute remains until the end of the third quarter.
Spain, up 52-45
Argentina tries to shorten the difference, but the European team maintains the advantage with triples.
The third quarter between Argentina and Spain began
For now, Argentina falls 40-34 on the second date of Group C in Tokyo 2020.
End of the second quarter: Argentina 34-40 Spain
After a good start, Alma goes to rest down on the scoreboard. Nicolás Laprovittola is the top scorer of the match with 15 points.
Spain back up 38-34
The world champion managed to stretch the advantage to four with Argentina.
Laprovittola puts Argentina up by one
The Argentine point guard nailed a tremendous triple and made the score 32-31.
Spain for the first time up in the game
The European team beats Argentina 31-29.
Spain equaled the score at 27
The European team tied the game with seven minutes remaining to the end of the second quarter.
The second quarter between Argentina and Spain begins
The meeting is for the second date of Group C of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
End of the first quarter: Argentina 25-20 Spain
Alma played a good first 10 minutes and finished with a five-point lead. Laprovittola is the leading scorer with 10 points.
The party discussion between Laprovittola and Scola
The Argentine base committed a foul that Luifa did not like and they exchanged a few words at the beginning of the match against Spain, for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Spain matched and now Argentina wins, but 18-16
After a furious outburst from Alma, the European team recovered and shortened the difference on the scoreboard.
Great start for Argentina that wins 12-3
The Albiceleste team started very concentrated and his second game in Tokyo 2020.
Argentina wins 7-0 against Spain
With a Laprovittola on, the Alma starts with a good difference.
The match between Argentina and Spain has started for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games!
Alma and the European team meet for the third date of Group C. Argentina has fallen 118-100 against Slovenia, while Spain comes after defeating Japan 88-77.
Argentina’s starting five to face Spain in Tokyo 2020
El Alma will take to the field with Facundo Campazzo, Nicolás Laprovittola, Patricio Garino, Luis Scola and Marcos Delía.
When does Argentina play its third match at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Alma will have action again on Sunday, August 1, against local Japan, which is directed by DT Julio Lamas (former coach of the national team).
The last antecedent between Argentina and Spain in basketball
The last time the two teams met was in the World Cup final, played in China in 2019. In that match, which was played on September 15, the Europeans prevailed 95-75.
Argentina vs. Spain in basketball, for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: schedule and where to watch live
The meeting between Argentina and Spain, corresponding to the second date of group C of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, You will be able to follow them on the TyC Sports screen, with the leadership of Gonzalo Bonadeo. At the same time, You will also be able to observe it through TyC Sports Play at the following link: play.tycsports.com.
Next, the schedule of the duel between Argentina and Spain, depending on the different countries:
- Argentina: 9 hours.
- United States: 8 hours.
- Uruguay: 9 hours.
- Chile: 8 hours.
- Mexico: 7 hours.
- Colombia 7 hours.
- Peru: 7 hours.
- Bolivia: 8 hours.
- Venezuela: 8 hours.
- Paraguay: 8 hours.
- Ecuador: 7 hours.
- Spain: 13 hours.