Gabriel Martinelli has won a gold medal with Brazil as they beat Spain in the Olympic final on Saturday.
Brazil’s u23s beat Spain on Saturday to win another Gold medal, adding to Gabriel Martinelli’s growing collection. Turning 20 in June, he now has an FA Cup medal, a Community Shield medal and an Olympic Gold.
Brazil won the game 2-1, thanks to goals from Malcom and Matheus Cunha, which sandwiched Spain’s only goal from Mikel Oyarzabal. Despite returning to training this week after picking up a nasty ankle injury in Spain’s opening game, Dani Ceballos did not make the matchday squad for the final.
Sadly, neither did Gabriel Martinelli with Brazil, the Arsenal man missing out on a place in the final squad, but still picking up a medal nonetheless, especially as his penalty in the semi-final helped them get this far. In total, he played 75 minutes across the tournament after being a late call-up to replace Pedro.
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The gold medal is Brazil’s second at the Olympics after winning in Rio in 2016, in addition to three silver (LA 1984, Seoul 1088, London 2012), and two bronze (Atlanta 1996, Beijing 2008).
This gold also moves them to third place in the All-Time Rankings for men’s football teams at the Olympic games, behind only Hungary and Team GB, who have three golds each.