The Spanish men’s team of waterpolo continues to be very solid in its path in the Tokyo Olympics and has added this Saturday his fourth victory after imposing with great authority to Australia by 16-5.
The current world and European runner-up He remains firm in the Japanese capital and has propped up his chances of finishing as the first in his group after a great match where he barely gave options to his rival, who was already thrashing at halftime.
Spain does not loosen its rhythm in the Centro Tatsumi and in each game he gives a good version. Before the oceanic team, he did not relax either and offered his ambitious face, with a devastating attack, but also with a remarkable defensive attitude, backed by the interventions of Dani López Pinedo.
Australia was barely able to keep up with the pace set by the early David Martin, who were always ahead on the scoreboard except on one occasion. Miguel de Toro He did not waste the first superiority, but his rival would respond in the same way, in what would be the only time that the score would be even.
From there, the Spanish team was squeezing on both sides of the pool and the goals of Blai Mallarach, Alberto Munárriz Y Felipe Perrone, from a penalty, they opened a gap that Australia could no longer bridge, which at the end of the first quarter had options (2-4).
The picture worsened for the Australians in the second quarter where López Pinedo began to become ‘giant’. The veteran goalkeeper made 14 stops in the clash and also contributed his ‘grain of sand’ for Spain to sentence quickly with a partial 1-4 for reassuring 3-8 at halftime.
However, despite this advantage, Spain wanted to go for more in the next two quarters. With a sharp aim, save Bernat Sanahuja (0/5), continued drilling the goal of Hrysanthos, and the legs did not rest in defense either, with special mention for the final quarter where he did not concede any goals.