The Argentine men’s soccer team for the blind, Los Murcielagos, beat China 2-0 on Thursday and entered the final of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Another two goals from their top scorer and the figure of the team Maximiliano Espinillo, led Argentina to the triumph and the dispute of the final match, where they will face the winner of the other semi between Brazil and Morocco.
Espinillo has already scored 7 goals in the tournament and his name is synonymous with goals in the Argentine National Team. At the age of 27, the former traveling salesman in the buses continues to lead Martín Demonte’s team to the top of the specialty.
# Tokyo2020 Bats are finalists! ⚽️🇦🇷🦇
With two goals from Maximiliano Espinillo, the blind soccer team defeated China 2-0. Argentina, which won all four games it played, will go for the gold medal against the winner of Brazil-Morocco. #ARG pic.twitter.com/epfs2gmhvz
– Sports Argentina (@DeportesAR) September 2, 2021
The Bats are looking for their first Paralympic gold medal in Tokyo 2020, after winning silver in Athens 2004 and bronze in Beijing 2008 and Rio de Janeiro 2016.
Argentina, in addition, was twice world champion of the specialty (2002 and 2006) and winner of the Copa América three times (1999, 2005 and 2017).