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Pau Gasol opened up about the clash between Spain and Team USA in the quarter-finals of the Olympic Tournament on Tuesday.

Gasol, a European and NBA legend, said Spain has a unique opportunity to defeat the Americans and reach the semi-finals.

“We have to compete for each possession and believe in ourselves, play smart, limit mistakes.

It is a unique opportunity to beat them, to do something very special we have never achieved in the Olympic Games,” Pau Gasol said, via Mundo Deportivo.

Spain has lost all five games vs Team USA since the 2004 Olympic Games.

The winner of the game will go on to face either Argentina or Australia in the semi-finals.