New Zealand’s Cacace scores wondergoal at Olympics

New Zealand’s Liberato Cacace scored one of the goals of Tokyo 2020 so far during his nation’s Group B clash with Honduras.

Cacace, who plays his club football for Belgian side Sint-Truiden, ran into the path of the ball from around 25 yards out and struck an incredible shot straight into the top corner.

It was a simply unstoppable effort, giving the Honduras ‘keeper no chance.

The 20-year-old has earned three senior caps for New Zealand, and looks to be one of his nation’s hottest prospects.

His wondergoal put New Zealand ahead after nine minutes, but they would ultimately taste defeat in a five-goal thriller at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium.

Luis Palma equalised for Honduras in first half stoppage time, meaning both sides went into the break level at 1-1.

Burnley striker Chris Wood then put New Zealand back ahead, before Juan Obregon produced another equaliser.

Honduras than secured their first victory of Tokyo 2020 when Rigoberto Rivas scored with just three minutes remaining.

After two games, the sides sit second and third in the table – behind leaders South Korea – after a win each, with Honduras ahead on goal difference.

Each Olympic squad must contain 22 players, with three players over the age of 23 permitted.

New Zealand’s overage players include 29-year-old Wood, who was Burnley’s top scorer in the Premier League last season, and Brentford centre-back Winston Reid.

The story of the men’s football tournament so far

Elsewhere in the men’s football tournament, hosts Japan are currently the only side with an unbeaten record.

They defeated Mexico and South Africa to sit top of Group A.

Brazil currently sit joint-top of Group D alongside Ivory Coast. Everton striker Richarlison scored a hat-trick in their opening match against Germany.

Spain, meanwhile, are on top of Group C. Their side contains a host of Euro 2020 stars, including Dani Olmo, Unai Simon, Mikel Oyarzabal and Pedri.

After opening the tournament with a 0-0 draw against Egypt, they beat Australia 1-0 via Oyarzabal’s 81st minute strike.

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