Honduras knocks Spain from Olympics
Gold-medal favorite Spain was eliminated from men’s Olympic football Sunday in another 1-0 upset loss after Honduras forward Jerry Bengtson scored an early goal.
Three players combined for Bengtson’s third of the tournament during a break down the left in the seventh minute. Bengtson cut inside and the striker jumped over a defender to power in a header past Spain goalkeeper David de Gea.
Spain had hoped to hold three major titles at once after winning the 2010 World Cup and 2012 European Championship. But the country will go home without a chance to compete for a medal after it plays its last match against Morocco on Wednesday in Manchester. And if it doesn’t score, it will also return without a goal.
Honduras moves into second place in Group D.