Sunday, 21 August 2016

NEYMAR Breaks Down In Tears After Leading Brazil To First Olympic GOLD In Men's Football

Neymar scored the winning penalty as Brazil defeat Germany 5-4 on penalties to win their first men's Olympic football gold medal in Rio.

The game finished 1-1 after extra-time, with Neymar's first-half superb free-kick is cancelled out by Meyer's strike.
In the penalty shootout, Germany's Nills Petersen's penalty was saved by the Brazilian keeper Weverton before Neymar's last penalty taken won the title for the hosts.

It comes two years after Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 world cup semi-finals.
In front of 78,000 viewers at the Maracana Stadium, Brazil got a measure of revenge as they finally won Olympic football gold after loosing in the finals in 1984, 1988 and 2012.

Barcelona forward opened the scoring with a first-half superb 25-yard free-kick and they were lucky to  take the lead to half-time.

Germany hit the woodwork three times in the first half through Julian Brandt's 25-yard effort, a deflection off a Brazilian defender and Sven Bender's header. Shortly after second-half of the game, Germany gained a deserved equaliser through Meyer's strike when Sven Bender passed to the over lapping Jeremy Toljan and he found the unmarked Meyer, who arrowed a low shot into the net.

Neither side could find a winner before the end of 90 minutes and all through the additional 30 minutes extra-time which now lead to the drama of penalty shoot out that hand Brazil the Gold medal.