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Brazil beat Germany on penalties to win men’s football gold

TOPSHOT - Brazil's forward Neymar celebrates scoring 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

TOPSHOT – Brazil’s forward Neymar celebrates scoring 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

Neymar scored the winning penalty as hosts Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties in Rio to win their first men’s Olympic football gold medal, reports the BBC.
The game finished 1-1 after extra time, with Neymar’s first-half free-kick cancelled out by Max Meyer’s strike.
In the shootout, Germany’s Nils Petersen had his penalty saved by Weverton before Neymar won it.
It comes two years after Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals in Belo Horizonte.
In front of 78,000 at the Maracana, Brazil got a measure of revenge as they finally won the Olympic title after losing in the finals in 1984, 1988 and 2012.
Barcelona forward Neymar, who missed the World Cup semi-final through injury, opened the scoring with a fine 25-yard free-kick, but the hosts were lucky to go in at half-time with the lead.
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– before they scored a deserved equalizer shortly after the restart.
Bender passed to the overlapping Jeremy Toljan and he found the unmarked Meyer, who arrowed a low shot into the net.
Neither side could find a winner before the drama of the penalty shootout gave Brazil the gold.
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