The international star Martha, six times chosen the best in the world, led the show of force of Brazil that thrashed without contemplations to China, at the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Women's Soccer Tournament.
Marta signed two of the five goals of the South American team in an “exceptional” duel, for the spectator presence. They were able to attend “several thousand people according to the regulations of the local authorities” when it was disputed in Miyagi. Along with Shizouka and Ibaraki, the only three venues in which the public is allowed in the venues, who on this occasion were able to enjoy the good football displayed by the ‘canarinha’.
Marta, with six FIFA awards for the best player in the world in her showcases, arrived at the Tokyo Olympics with 35 years, but with the hunger of a debutante. Brazil is resisting gold -two silver medals in Athens 2004 and in Beijing 2008- and this Wednesday he showed that he has the resources to debut.
Minute 9 of the game and Martha he made the first goal picking up a fumble inside the area. At m.22, Debinha took advantage of the weakness of the Chinese goalkeeper, Peng Shimeng, who failed to catch a low shot from Beatriz. 0-2 and party on track at the first change.
Miao Siwen's hard shot, in the 41st minute, which was taken by goalkeeper Barbara in a spectacular action, was more of a mirage than a warning, since there were the dangerous actions of the Chinese team.
In case there was any doubt, Marta certified her double at m.75, taking advantage of the indecision of up to three Chinese players to get a ball into the area. Shot hit the first post to which the goalkeeper Shimeng reacted late again. From here, the Asians lowered their arms and Brazil certified their win.
First Andressa penalty at m.82 and Beatriz Already in .89 they closed a meeting that served the ‘canarinha’ to demonstrate their candidacy for gold.
China: Shimeng; Luo, Xiaoxue, Qingtong, Mengwen; Siwen, Lina, Yan Wang, Xin; Shuang Wang and Shanshan Wang.
Brazil: Barbara; Bruna, Erika, Rafaelle, Tamires; Duda, Formiga, Andressinha, Marta; Beatríz and Debinha.
Goals: 0-1, min.9: Marta. 0-2, min.22: Debinha. 0-3, min.74: Marta. 0-4, min. 82: Andressa (p.). 0-5, min 89: Beatriz.
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (UCR).
Incidents: Opening match of the women's soccer competition of the Olympic Games played at the Miyagi Stadium (Japan) with limited capacity due to restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.