From the off, Spain have been Olympic favourites for football gold.
Their squad is bolstered with talent, with familiar names like Pedri, Pau Torres, Mikel Oyarzabal, Marco Asensio and Dani Olmo all featuring. No doubt the strongest XI on paper, it has looked to be theirs to lose from the off.
An opening disappointing 0-0 draw with Egypt cast some doubt over this sentiment, before their 1-0 victory over Australia sent them top of Group C. They may not have the exact shazam as the senior side, but the Olympic team's interchanging in the final third proved too much. Dominating the ball, the winner was finally found via a Oyarzabal header. Persistence and pressure eventually pierced the hearts of the Aussies.
Qualification will be achieved without defeat, but we expect Spain to further gel and find their rhythm once again.