Neymar scores winning penalty in Olympic gold medal match

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The golden boy has delivered.

Neymar scored the winning penalty as Brazil clinched Olympic gold in a shootout against Germany.

The 24-year-old - who missed his country’s 7-1 defeat to Germany at the 2014 World Cup - put an end to the script you would only find in Hollywood, his winning spot kick sending the whole of Brazil into raptures.


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The gold medal match finished 0-0 after extra-time and the first eight penalties were scored.

But when Nils Peterson saw his effort from 12 yards saved, it was down to Neymar to complete Brazil’s redemption.

The Barcelona star blasted his penalty into the top corner, much to the delight of an entire nation.

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If you asked the Brazilian population which event they wanted a gold medal in the most, the majority would have responded men’s football. And if you asked them what team they wanted to defeat in the final, Germany would have been the likely choice.

The Germans humiliated Brazil in their own backyard two years ago, so you couldn’t have asked for a better time or place for them to get revenge.

Neymar was forced to miss that World Cup semi-final after Colombian Juan Zuniga’s challenge left him with a fractured vertebra.

But Brazil's hero has come out on top. Congratulations Neymar and the entire Brazilian Olympic team.

Is Neymar already a Brazil legend? Let us know in the comments section below!

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