Saturday, 20 August 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics: Brazil beat Germany on penalties in men's football final

Neymar was the hero as Brazil won a first-ever Olympic football gold after a dramatic penalty shootout.
Barcelona superstar Neymar put the hosts ahead in stunning fashion with a 25-yard free-kick before the break.
However, Germany hauled themselves level in the second-half when Schalke's Max Meyer fired home into the bottom corner.
Neither side could find a winner in normal time as the game went into the added 30.
Nils Petersen saw his spot kick saved leaving Neymar to sweep home to spark stunning scenes of celebration.

more photo after the cut

weverton saved the crucial penalty

Brazil, the nation most synonymous with soccer, has won five World Cups but before Saturday night had never won an Olympic gold medal. 

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