Navigation
Suscribe
Menu Search Facebook Twitter
Search Close
Menu ALL SECTIONS
  • Capital Coahuila
  • Capital Hidalgo
  • Capital Jalisco
  • Capital Morelos
  • Capital Oaxaca
  • Capital Puebla
  • Capital Quintana Roo
  • Capital Querétaro
  • Capital Veracruz
  • Capital México
  • Capital Michoacán
  • Capital Mujer
  • Reporte Índigo
  • Estadio Deportes
  • The News
  • Efekto
  • Diario DF
  • Capital Edo. de Méx.
  • Green TV
  • Revista Cambio
Radio Capital
Pirata FM
Capital Máxima
Capital FM
Digital
Prensa
Radio
TV
X
Newsletter
Facebook Twitter
X Welcome! Subscribe to our newsletter and receive news, data, statistical and exclusive promotions for subscribers
Sports

Brazil Rout Honduras 6-0 to Reach Football Final

The win raises the tantalising possibility of a Brazil-Germany final and a repeat of the 2014 World Cup

Neymar (R) celebrates after scoring a penalty goal with teammate Rafaelle, photo: Reuters/Leonhard Foeger
By Reuters Whatsapp Twitter Facebook Share
1 year ago

RIO DE JANEIRO – Neymar scored a brace, including the fastest goal in Olympic history, Gabriel Jesus got two more and Marquinhos and Luan added one each as Brazil swept past Honduras 6-0 into the final of the men’s Olympic tournament on Wednesday.

The home side, playing in front of a packed Maracana stadium and desperately seeking the only international title they have yet to win, got off to the perfect start by scoring after just 15 seconds.

Honduras knocked the ball back from the kick-off, but Neymar caught Johnny Palacios in possession on the edge of the box and bravely challenged the keeper to bundle the ball into the net.

The goal got the famously fickle Brazil fans behind the home side and Gabriel Jesus doubled the score in 26 minutes. Luan freed the new Manchester City signing from the offside trap, and his assured finish went under the advancing keeper from 18 yards.

The same player made it three eight minutes later when he ran onto a superb 30-yard pass from Neymar to lift the ball over the keeper and into the roof of the net.

Marquinhos got a fourth in 51 minutes, which he hammered home from three yards at the second attempt when the ball fell kindly to him at a corner.

Luan got the goal his hard work deserved 12 minutes from time, side-footing the ball home from close in after nice set-up work from Gabriel Barbosa and substitute Felipe Anderson.

Neymar made it six when he calmly slotted home a penalty in the final minute after Luan was upended.

The win raises the tantalising possibility of a Brazil-Germany final, and a repeat of the 2014 World Cup semi-final in which Germany hammered the host nation 7-1.

Brazil will play the winner of the Germany-Nigeria match in Saturday’s final.

ANDREW DOWNIE

Comments Whatsapp Twitter Facebook Share
More From The News
Latest News

Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state A ...

4 days ago
Business

Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed rate ann ...

4 days ago
Entertainment

NFL Network suspends analysts over sexua ...

4 days ago
Business

Minnesota announces restrictions on usin ...

4 days ago
Most Popular

Patricia Espinosa Opens Mexico Conferenc ...

By The Associated Press
Business

French PM says Disputed Labour Bill Open ...

By The Associated Press
Business

White House Steps Up Aid for Financially ...

By The Associated Press
Business

Inflation-hit Venezuela to Print Bigger ...

By The Associated Press
Business

Skype Co-founder Launches Ultra-Private ...

By Reuters
Business