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Australia Shocks Argentina 2-0 In Men’s Olympic Soccer

Carlos Valenzuela #21 of Team Argentina is challenged by Joel King #16 of Team Australia during the Men's First Round Group C match between Argentina and Australia during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Sapporo Dome on July 22, 2021 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Two-time Olympic men’s soccer champion Argentina has been stunned 2-0 by Australia in their opening game at the Tokyo Games.

In its first Olympic match since 2008, Australia took the lead through Lachlan Wales’ tap-in the 14th minute at the Sapporo Dome.

Marco Tilio secured the victory in the 80th, just a minute after coming off the bench.

Australia is top of Group C ahead Egypt and Spain, who drew 0-0 in the other game.

The Argentines won Olympic gold in 2004 and 2008.

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