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The Barcelona talisman fired his country to victory on Saturday, netting the opener via a glorious free-kick before striking the decisive penalty in the ensuing shootout

Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties to clinch the Gold medal at the final of the 2016 Rio Olympics men’s football tournament, after the game finished 1-1 in extra time.

Captain Neymar opened the scoring in the first half with a free-kick, but Max Meyer was able to equalise with a penalty right before the hour mark.

Neither side were able to break the deadlock as the game went on into extra-time, with the clash proceeding to be decided via penalty shootout.

And it came down to Neymar to net the winning spot kick, after Nils Petersen had his saved by Weverton.