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Olympics: Neymar penalty wins Brazil first football gold

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 21, 2016 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Aug 21, 2016 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Olympics: Neymar penalty wins Brazil first football gold

Brazil’s forward Neymar scores the winning goal during the penalty shoot-out of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games men’s football gold medal match between Brazil and Germany at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 20, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Odd Andersen

RIO DE JANEIRO: Neymar struck the winning penalty as Brazil claimed a first ever Olympic football gold medal with victory over Germany at the Maracana on Saturday.

The 5-4 shoot-out win exacted revenge for a humiliating 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany two years ago.

Olympic gold was the only major title to have escaped five-time world champions Brazil in their history.

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But Barcelona star Neymar righted that historical wrong as he fired the winning penalty into the top corner before breaking into tears.

The final had ended 1-1 at the end of normal and extra-time. – AFP

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