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Brazil (oly.) - Germany (oly.)
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PENALTY SCORED! - GERMANY 4-5 BRAZIL. Neymar scores and wins gold for Brazil!!!!!!
PENALTY SAVED! - GERMANY 4-4 BRAZIL. Nils Petersen sees his effort to the right saved! Over to Neymar to win it!
PENALTY SCORED! - GERMANY 4-4 BRAZIL. Luan fools the keeper with a body swerve to tuck it into the left corner he is facing. Great pens so far!
PENALTY SCORED! - GERMANY 4-3 BRAZIL. Suele thunders a low effort into the bottom left-hand corner he is facing.
PENALTY SCORED! - GERMANY 3-3 BRAZIL. Rafinha coolly slots it low into the right-hand corner he is facing.
PENALTY SCORED! - GERMANY 3-2 BRAZIL. Julian Brandt is greeted by boos but the silence that follows is music to his ears. Fine penalty.
PENALTY SCORED! - GERMANY 2-2 BRAZIL. Marquinhos hammers it home with a composed kick, sending the keeper the wrong way.
PENALTY SCORED! - GERMANY 2-1 BRAZIL. Gnabry scores but he gets lucky as Weverton guesses correctly to his left but it just squeezes under him.
PENALTY SCORED! - GERMANY 1-1 BRAZIL. Renato Augusto with a slow, deliberate run up before firing a rising shot into the left-hand corner he is facing. Great display in the match and a fine spot kick!
PENALTY SCORED! - GERMANY 1-0 BRAZIL. Ginter steps up and arrows a low shot into the left-hand corner he is facing.
FT after extra time: Brazil 1-1 Germany. We will have spot kicks to decide the gold medal
Brazil throwing the kitchen sink at Germany now... but it's to no avail.
Hands on head from Neymar! The ball is worked to the Brazilian superstar on the right of the box but his first-time drive is brilliantly blocked by Klostermann.
And this looks to have sent the goal medal match into a penalty shoot-out.
This seems so long ago now...
One goal WILL win this now - but the smart money is on pens and has been since the 80-minute mark!
Gnabry rifles a shot in from 25 yards but Renato Augusto throws his body on the line to deny the Germans.
And still boos. Brazil looking leggy. The momentum has shifted. Germany looking more threatening.
Incessant boos for a spell of German pressure. Nervous energy transmitting to the pitch now.
Neymar takes one touch before curving a 25 shot from just outside the left of the area a few yards over the bar.
The match is pretty much being played in Germany's half now.
Rafinha looks for a pass to the flank but gets it all wrong. Wasteful.
Good work from Felipe Anderson on the left. He marauds to the byline but his low cross is diverted behind. Germany defending well.
The resulting corner comes to nothing but Brazil showing that they want to win this in ET.
SAVE! Neymar plays a sublime reverse pass into the path of Felipe Anderson who sees his prod at goal superbly blocked by Horn.
KICK OFF! Germany get the second half of ET underway. Just 15 minutes for someone to be a hero - or are we destined for spot kicks?
HT in ET. Still 1-1. The gold medal remains up for grabs.
Fair to say Brazil are pushing for a goal but tiredness is playing its part. Germany sitting deep. Content for pens?
Walace trying to engineer something on the right but he can't dig out the cross form the byline. Goal kick. This half has flown by...
Home woe in the 1950 World Cup final and then again in the 2014 semi final... Will it be joy here in the Olympics or another black mark to add to Selecao's history?
Boos for the German defenders and goalkeeper, Horn as they slow the pace down and try to play keep ball to waste time.
CLOSE! Meyer curves a lovely ball towards Brandt who lobs an awkward volley on the stretch just wide of the far post.
Brazil catch the Germans out on the counter once more. Luan pulls free on the right but as he cuts inside his eyes light up and he goes for goal with players in support screaming for a pass. The shot is blocked and Germany scurry to get it to safety.
BRAZIL CHANGE: Man City's Gabriel Jesus off, Rafael Alcantara on.
Remember, the Olympics is the only competition in football organised by FIFA that Brazil has never won... no pressure.
Gabriel Jesus shows real pace to run onto a Douglas Santos' lovely through ball. He weaves one way and then the other, but can't wriggle free to get off a shot at goal.
Who has the edge now?
An apt soundtrack as the players took on board fluids and instructions from the coaches.
KICK OFF! Brazil get ET underway.
FT: Brazil 1-1 Germany. We will have extra time in this gold medal match after Meyer cancelled out Neymar's sublime free kick opener.
Gnabry receives the ball on the left and dribbles all the way back towards his own goal. Germany just keeping possession. ET inevitable.
Three minutes added. Will there be a hero before ET?
Extra time looming....Walace lets fly from 30 yards but it's well wide.
Suele booked for a late, tired lunge on Gabriel Jesus.
Whistles of concern from the home support as Germany probe. It comes to nothing and there are cheers of relief!
These fans are biting their nails right now!
Germany threaten on the break but Meyer drags a left-foot shot on the stretch wide of the far post. Hearts in mouth for the home fans in the crowd.
Sven Bender booked.
The business end!
Neymar causing problems for Germany. It's teased into the centre. The Barca man recovers it on the left and another delivery is just about put behind for a corner. Just not enough forwards getting into the danger zone for the hosts.
Brazil looking strong in the final part of this half. Can they grab a late winner?
CLOSE! Neymar with a brilliant turn and shot that flashes inches past the far post.
Felipe Anderson bursts into space. He is just outside the area and looks to pull the trigger but takes too long and doesn't get the shot away. Klostermann with some great recovery at the heart of the defence.
GERMANY SUB: Nils Petersen on for Selke.
Neymar with a clever free kick that he hangs to the far post but Zeca's header back across goal is too close to the keeper.
Luan runs onto Neymar's pass and goes down in the area... he doesn't appeal and replays show the German leg didn't touch him.
A flurry of Neymar corners come to nothing.
The impressive Renato Augusto wins a corner on the right. He's been superb tonight.
Brazil looking nervous but know that a bit of bravery and the right moment in front of goal with secure them legendary status.
BRAZIL SUB: Felipe Anderson on for Barbosa.
GERMANY SUB: Grischa Proemel on for the injured Lars Bender.
Barbosa bursts into space on the right and jinks inside before seeing a shot well blocked.
Bender in trouble with an injury for Germany. He seems to be in tears.
CLOSE! Renato Augusto races down the right and lays it into the middle for Gabriel Jesus who slides it just wide under pressure.
You have to say the leveller is no more than Germany deserve. They have hit the woodwork on three occasions...
Brazil seem to have cleared their heads and are probing again now. The gold medal dream is far from over!
Renato Augusto sees an opening and thinks why not. he lashes in a 30 yarder that whistles past Timo Horn's right-hand post.
The goal is greeted by silence and then boos in the Maracana. Brazil will be fearful of what may follow now.
GOAL! Germany are level! Toljan overlaps on the right and fires in a low cutback for Max Meyer who sweeps a first-time into the far corner.
Every time Germany press, the Brazilian fans grow fearful. They are scarred by the 7-1!
Germany haven't looked as dangerous so far in this half.
Neymar showing real pace on the left. He rampages beyond Ginter and cuts it back into the middle, but Barbosa slips at the vital moment. Germany clear!
Selke booked for a shove on Marquinhos.
Germany with a free kick 25 yards out. Gnabry fires it into the wall and when he touches the rebound back into the area, Selke lashes over under pressure.
What a reaction to that first-half Neymar goal away from the stadium!
All smiles so far for the Brazilians.
KICK OFF! Brazil restart this gold medal match.
HT: Brazil 1-0 Germany. Neymar's wonderful free kick means the hosts are 45 minutes away from a first ever Olympic gold. Germany are unfortunate to be behind and have hit the bar on three occasions.
One minute added.
Gabriel Barbosa is the second Brazilian to go in the book.
Max Meyer takes aim from 25 yards out but sees his shot loop off a defender and into the back-tracking Weverton's arms.
Neymar with a box of tricks on the left of the area but the showboating doesn't come off despite the whoops of appreciation from the crowd.
Brazil seem to have weathered that post-goal storm. Neymar calls for more noise from the crowd as he takes a left-wing corner before seeing his low set piece hacked away at the near post.
All about technique.
This man's genius separates the sides at present.
Bolt loves Brazil, it seems...
Germany so unlucky to be behind here.
OFF THE BAR FOR A THIRD TIME! Bender's guided header smacks back off the bar from Brandt's superb right-wing free kick.
Germany swarming all over Brazil right now. It's been an excellent response.
Two big chances for Germany! The left wing free kick diverts off Marquinhos, onto the bar and out for a corner. From the resulting set piece it falls for a German body but Weverton makes a smart save. A melee ensues but Brazil survive!
Zeca booked for a foul on the left flank. Germany looking to respond immediately.
Harsh to compare and yet...
Lift off in the Maracana!
It had to be Neymar didn't it?!
GOAL!!!!! Neymar curls the 30-yard free kick over the wall and into the top corner. It's a wonderful effort that kisses the crossbar on its way into the net.
Neymar over the free kick. It's 30 yards out and left of centre.
Neymar down holding his head and gripping his ankle. It's a free kick to Brazil once more. Germany struggling to deal with A Selecao's talisman and captain.
Germany working hard and showing good organisation so far.
Luan looking lively for Brazil in this first half.
Another Brazil corner. Neymar whips it in from the right but Renato Augusto can't guide his volley at the far post on target.
Luan leads a counter for Brazil but it's cut out before he can feed it through for Gabriel Barbosa.
More gasps from the crowd as a well delivered corner puts more pressureo n the Germans, but once more they dig in and move it away from their area. Brazil looking the more likely despite the lack of clear-cut openings.
Luan teases a dangerous low ball into the area from the left but it's well watched by Niklas Suele who guides it behind for a corner.
Neymar curves it into the mix, but it's neither a shot or a cross. Germany head it to safety.
Sven Bender with a high boot on Renato. Free kick to Brazil 35 yards out, slightly left of centre. Neymar over it...
The crowd lifted by that half chance for A selecao. Germany trying to calm it down now, slowly building from the back.
Douglas Santos does superbly down the left and cuts it across for Luan who can't guide his volley on target from 10 yards out!
Neymar marauds into the left of the Germany area. It takes three defenders to hold him up and eventually Di Mannschaft get it clear.
MEDAL TALLIES AT RIO: Brazil have won 5 golds, 6 silvers and 5 bronzes before this match... /// Germany are fourth in the medal table with 16 golds so far...
OFF THE BAR! Brandt receives a pass from Gnabry from the left and curls a delicious effort from 20 yards that crashes back off the crossbar. Keeper looked well beaten.
As you would expect, a vibrant crowd inside the Maracana. They want to see history tonight.
Germany sitting off Brazil at present but have already shown their threat on the break. Remember, Die Mannschaft are the tournament’s leading scorers with 21.
BRONZE: John Obi Mikel played a key role for Nigeria as they beat Honduras 3-2 to win the bronze medal earlier.
Brazil lively early on but Germany counter with Brandt slicing wide of the near post upright from the right edge of the box.
GERMANY'S ROAD TO THE FINAL: Di Mannschaft had a similar start to Brazil, drawing their first two matches against Mexico (2-2) and South Korea (3-3) before demolishing Fiji 10-0! Another thumping 4-0 win over Portugal in the quarter final showed they had hit form at the right time before the 2-0 triumph against Nigeria in the semi final set up this clash that many neutrals were hoping for.
BRAZIL'S ROAD TO THE FINAL: Brazil endured an inauspicious start, drawing 0-0 with both South Africa and Iraq. A 4-0 win over Denmark got them back on track before the pre-tournament belief they could achieve their first ever Olympic football gold was renewed with a 2-0 quarter final success over Colombia. The 6-0 humbling of Honduras in the last four guaranteed a medal, but fans will arriving at the Maracana will be expecting Neymar and co to deliver nothing less than the title.
Lars Bender, Sven Bender and Nils Petersen are Germany's three over age players in what is essentially an U23 tournament. Their three over age players have 26 full caps between them. Brazil’s trio have 81.
KICK OFF! Germany get us underway in this gold medal match.
Rai, a former Brazil international, reckons Neymar is hitting form at just the right time for his country. Rai said: “The secret of being champions is to transfer pressure into motivation. Now is the time for the gold medal." He added: “We have to admit Brazil’s self-esteem was affected by the defeat in 2014 but the challenge of winning the first Olympic medal is stronger than the spirit of revenge.”
Brazil have won five golds at the 2016 Rio Games - but this is the gold that matters to a football crazy nation. A crowd of 80,000 inside the Marcana and millions sat in front of their TV sets await and expect...
Brazil's greatest is praying for glory.
Germany coach, Horst Hrubesch: “What could be a greater experience for a young player than to be here at the Maracanã for the final of an Olympic Games, playing in front of nearly 80,000 people? We have experienced players who will help them. It will be a great experience for them. By getting to the final we have been successful already; now we will try to win the game."
Brazil coach, Rogerio Micale insists his team are playing for glory and pride rather than revenge for the senior side (the Olympics is an U23 side that can field three over-age players). Micale said: "That was the World Cup. This is the Olympic team. Neymar never played in that match so there is nothing that could generate any type of feeling that we have to take revenge. It is a different time with different players. The supporters are playing their role and we will need the supporters as this is a very strong Germany team. The supporters will want what they want but there is no link between that match and this one. I am sure the final with Germany will be a great match but it has nothing to do with the past. We know the German team have a consistent system of playing and try to keep control of the match by keeping possession. They are a dangerous team so we will have to pay attention to them."
STARTING XIs: BRAZIL: Wéverton; Zeca, Marquinhos, Caio, Santos; Walace, Renato Augusto; Gabigol, Neymar, Jesus; Luan. /// GERMANY: Horn, Toljan, Ginter, Süle, Klostermann, S. Bender, Brandt, L. Bender, Meyer, Gnabry, Selke.
Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of the gold medal football match between hosts Brazil and Germany. This contest will no doubt evoke memories of that infamous 7-1 semi-final humbling the Samba Boys suffered at their home World Cup just two years ago. The two teams have vastly different personnel on show tonight but there's no doubt this clash offers some sort of opportunity for Brazilians to avenge that humiliation and earn a bit of redemption. Kick off 9.30pm BST.