Neymar clinches soccer gold for host Brazil

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Neymar buried the final penalty kick and host country Brazil won its first-ever Olympic men's soccer gold medal with a 5-4 shootout following a 1-1 draw with Germany.

The crowd at iconic Maracana Stadium roared and Neymar fell to the field sobbing after he was mobbed by his teammates.

Neymar scored in the 27th minute as Brazil took a 1-0 lead in Saturday's match. Max Meyer scored the equalizer for Germany in the 59th minute.


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