Neymar scores fastest goal in Olympics history: Much to the relief of football fans, Neymar has finally made his mark at the Rio 2016 Olympics. In the semifinal match, Neymar created history by scoring a goal practically in the first 15 seconds of the game starting. This is a world record as this is the fastest goal ever scored at the Olympics.
The match was being played between Brazil and Honduras. With Neymar’s electric start, the Brazil team seems to have drawn inspiration from him as they won the game by a staggering 6-0. With this awe-inspiring win, Brazil has now secured their spot in the finals and they hope to continue this amazing form and win the gold medal at the finals event at Rio Olympics 2016. Brazil has never won football gold in the Olympic Games. They will face Germany in the final.
Germany has defeated Nigeria in a simple score of 2-0. Everything now seems tiny in front of Brazil’s mesmerizing victory of 6-0 score against Honduras in the semi-finals.
Neymar started off with a poor performance at the Olympics this year in Rio. But the 15-second goal, he was back on track and the criticisms that he had faced from experts and fans earlier, seemed far away. It was his way of replying to the critic.
“Scoring a goal that early was spectacular for us,” Brazil coach Rogerio Micale said. “It helped us break the game open and it made everything easier.”
“Neymar is a monster. He has the gift of playing football, he delights everyone with his talent,” said Brazil coach Rogerio Micale. Neymar deserves our gratitude because he pushes Brazil to a higher level.”
“We won and we won well, but if in the final we don’t play well again, all of this will be for nothing,” Brazil midfielder Renato Augusto said. “We don’t want to disappoint the fans. They want us to play well and they want us to win the gold.”
“I’m happy for the goals but the most important thing is that we made it to the final,” said Jesus, “It was important to win like this, playing well and with a lot of goals.”
One more win will give them the coveted Olympic gold. Brazil has never won gold in the men’s football competition, losing in the finals in 1984, 1988 and 2012.