Neymar blasts home the winning penalty to hand Brazil Olympic Gold in the Maracana.

He scored the fifth and final penalty to hand Brazil Olympic Gold after Nils Petersen missed for Germany.

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Goalkeeper Weverton races towards Neymar who sinks to his knees after he handed the gold medal to Brazil

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The script was perfectly written for Neymar to be the hero and he took full advantage as he blasted the winning penalty

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Brazil side have a team talk at the end of the 120 minutes as they get ready for a penalty shoot-out

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Neymar runs arms outstretched, after he fired in a stunning free-kick to break the deadlock for the host nation

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There was only going to be one man taking this and Neymar duly obliged by curling the ball into the top corner

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The Barcelona superstar struck a lightning bolt pose after he scored, which would have pleased sprint king Usain Bolt

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Max Meyer celebrates after his superb finish bought the two sides level in the Maracana stadium

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With extra-time on the horizon, Brazil players take liquid on board and limber up as they go for gold

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Germany’s Lars Bender gets the better of the Brazil captain and comes away with the ball during the first-half

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The world’s fastest man Bolt – complete with one of his gold medals enjoyed the action from the stands

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Gabriel Barbosa (left) sticks a foot out to stop Germany and Arsenal attacker Serge Gnabry making headway

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Brazil’s talisman and danger man is the obvious threat and he well watched here by Bender (left) and his team-mate

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Jeremy Toljan (left) shows his strength as he out-muscles new Manchester City signing Gabriel Jesus off of the ball

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