OSCAR THROUGH AS GB SUFFER

Posted on: Sun 05 Aug 2012

Oscar is now the last remaining Chelsea player at the Olympics after Daniel Sturridge and Ryan Bertrand were eliminated with Great Britain on Saturday night.
 
Team GB fell behind in the first half to a goal by Sunderland's Ji Dong-Won but the Chelsea pair would contribute as Stuart Pearce's side were given opportunities to turn the game on its head.

First Bertrand earned a penalty when his shot was handled inside the area, with Aaron Ramsey stroking home the penalty, before Sturridge was then fouled to give the Arsenal midfielder another opportunity from the spot.

However this time Ramsey's shot was saved, and the sides went in 1-1 at half-time.

No goals were to follow in the second 45 minutes, or the resultant extra-time, and so the game would be decided on penalties.

This time Ramsey, and eight others after him converted, meaning Britain's fifth taker, Sturridge, who had played 120 minutes just weeks after suffering from viral meningitis, needed to score to force sudden death. Unfortunately, his effort was saved by the goalkeeper diving to his left, and Team GB's dreams were over.

South Korea will now face Brazil, and Chelsea's only remaining participant, Oscar, in the semi-finals.

Brazil twice came from behind in their quarter-final against Honduras, with the new Blues midfielder playing a key role in the build-up to the winning goal.