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Neymar, ?Gabigol? double-up

With the fastest goal in Olympic history, Neymar led Brazil back to the gold-medal match. The Barcelona striker scored 15 seconds into the game and converted a penalty kick in second-half injury time yesterday to lead Brazil over Honduras 6-0 in the semifinals of the men’s tournament. Gabriel Jesus added two goals in the first half at the packed Maracana Stadium and Marquinhos and Luan scored a goal each in the second.

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The host country will play Germany in Saturday’s final at the Maracana. The Germans defeated Nigeria 2-0 in their semi-final in Sao Paolo, with goals from Lukas Klostermann (9th) and Nils Petersen (89th).

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The Olympic gold medal is the only major trophy the five-time World Cup champions haven’t won in soccer.

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With Neymar thriving, Brazil was in command from the start in front of the more than 70,000 fans at the Maracana.

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Honduras defender Johnny Palacios had the ball under control at the top of the penalty area but gave it away as Neymar closed in quickly, and the striker took advantage to get on the board.

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His shot was initially blocked by Honduras goalkeeper Luis Lopez, but the ball bounced off Neymar’s leg and went into the net.

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After Neymar’s early goal, Brazil was in control and Gabriel Jesus, one of Brazil’s most promising youngsters, added to Brazil’s lead in the 26th after a pass by Luan, hitting the net as the goalkeeper charged from the goal.

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Neymar set up Gabriel Jesus’ second goal with a perfect through ball behind a defender. The 19-year-old entered the area and hit the top of the net for his third goal at the Olympic tournament.

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Defender Marquinhos scored the fourth goal off a corner in the 51st, shooting from close range after the defense failed to clear the cross into the area, and Luan added another in the 79th after a perfect cross by Felipe Anderson.

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