Douglas Luiz, Richarlison, Matheus Cunha, and Reinier Jesus fired the Albiceleste team after being left out of the quarterfinals by drawing with Spain.
The path of the Argentine men's soccer team in the Olympic Games came to an end after drawing 1-1 against Spain. However, Tomas Belmonte's goal was not enough for Albiceleste to qualify for the quarterfinals. Instead, those led by Bocha Batista saw La Rojita and Egypt reach the next round above them in Group C.
From sadness to joy. The European team was not the only one who celebrated the pass to the quarterfinals despite the equality that the score was sentenced. Some players of the Brazilian team also closely followed the duel played at the Saitama Stadium.
With the wound still open from the recently lost final of the Copa América at the Maracana, but with the goal achieved of being among the eight best in the Olympic event, the Canarinha footballers fired their historic rivals through social networks.
"Bye brothers," wrote the young Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz in an Instagram story after the match between Spain and Argentina.
Matheus Cunha, Renier Jesus, and Richarlison raised their hands in the recording and said goodbye with a sarcastic smile.
Both the 23-year-old footballer and the Everton striker were eyewitnesses to the moment Lionel Messi lifted the Copa América in his homeland by integrating the list presented by Tite and Neymar Casemiro and company for the continental competition.
For Fernando Batista, the game was complicated by Spain's Mikel Merino goal in the 21st minute. He could not turn the score despite Belmonte's goal.
The South Americans reached the third date with a defeat and a victory on their shoulders against Australia (2-0) and Egypt (1-0), respectively, and were forced to take the three points to advance to the stage.
Brazil, meanwhile, reached the quarterfinals after claiming a 3-1 victory over Saudi Arabia, which allowed them to top Group D, while Côte d'Ivoire qualified after drawing 1-1 with Germany, which was eliminated.
Richarlison, who scored a hat-trick against Germany in his opener, headed in at 2-1 before scoring his fifth goal in the Games to seal the team's three points at the Saitama Stadium.
The ball will continue to roll in Tokyo when Canarinha faces Egypt this Saturday for a place in the semifinals of the men's soccer team at the Olympic Games.