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Neymar delivers winner in 5-4 shootout victory after 1-1 draw


08-21-2016 11:00 BJT

Full coverage: 2016 Rio Olympics

Now for a look at some other team events crowning champions in Rio, starting with men's football. This is the sport Brazilian fans are most passionate about, and their side went into the gold medal match at the Maracana Stadium looking to exorcise the memory of their embarrassing 7-1 loss against Germany in the 2014 World Cup Semi-Finals. In contrast to that contest, this game would be a nailbiter, decided on penalty kicks.

Neymar puts Brazil in front in the 27th minute, but the Germans pull level behind Max Meyer in the 59th. There would be no more scoring until the shootout, but at 4-all, Germany's Nils Petersen is blocked. Neymar then delivers the winner as the Brazilians grab the title. Nigeria take bronze with a 3-2 victory over Honduras.

Americans tie second-longest gold medal streak with six straight

And in women's basketball, the USA would claim their sixth straight Olympic gold with a 101-72 triumph over Spain. Diana Taurasi and Lindsey Whalen score 17 points apiece for the Americans, whose streak of six consecutive golds, is the second longest in the history of the Games. Serbia snag bronze with a 70-63 win over Spain.

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