21st August 2016, became the memorable day in the football history of Brazil as they defeated World Champion Germany to win their first ever Olympic football gold. Neymar scored the decisive goal in penalty shootout to confirm a win for host.
Brazil has faced two big tragedies at home. First one is in World Cup 1950, where they lost to Uruguay and another is in World Cup 2014 when they were crushed by Germany with 7-1 goal difference. It is to note that five times World Champion has never own the Olympic Gold medal in football. So winning a gold in Rio Olympic in their homeground and creating history was something very special. Somehow, Brazil football and fans can be trying themselves to forget those two tragedies in their football history.
Saturday’s gold medal match between Brazil and Germany was taken as revenge game for Brazil as they lost with seven goal to one in World Cup 2014 semi-final match against Germany. Neymar scored a first goal of the match with a beautiful free-kick from 25 yard and gave host a lead. The match was exciting and somehow competitive. However, the effort of Germany could not be denied as they hit the crossbar three times which could have turned into goal easily. So, to be considered that event Brazil were lucky somehow. German captain Max Mayer created beautiful play and created an equalizer. The match eventually became more competitive. The full time score was one all.
Host Brazil as well as Germany could not find a winning goal in the extra time so added. So, the game went into penalty shootout which most of the football fan had not expected. Weverton, goalkeeper from Brazil was the hero as he saved a penalty thrown by German player to increase the possibility of winning final match. Then final hero was Captain Neymar who scored confident goal in front of eighty thousand crowds to create history in the Brazil football history.