Rio: Germany stop Nigeria as U-23 Eagles chase bronze

Rio: Germany stop Nigeria as U-23 Eagles chase bronze

Nigeria’s quest of an Olympic gold medal in football suffered a huge setback on Wednesday as the U-23 Eagles suffered a 2-0 loss to Germany in the second semifinal of the football event of Rio 2016 Olympics.

A ninth minutes goal by Lukas Klostermann and a late goal by Nils Petersen in the 88th minutes was all what Germany needed to book a date with Brazil in the final billed for Sunday while Nigeria battle Honduras for the bronze medal on Saturday.

Meanwhile, braces from Neymar and Gabriel Jesus took Brazil to their second consecutive Olympic football final as they look to win their first Gold in the Summer Games.

Neymar scored the fastest goal in Olympic history then added a penalty kick in stoppage time and Brazil went on to beat Honduras 6-0 for a spot in the gold-medal match in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil has never won Olympic Gold in the sport. They’ll face Germany in the final Sao Paulo.

Gabriel Jesus added to the drama with a pair of goals in the 26th and 35th minutes for Brazil. Marquinhos scored in the 51st minute.

Luan added a goal in the 79th minute before Neymar’s penalty kick in the first minute of stoppage time.

RipplesNigeria …without borders, without fears

Join the conversation


About the author

Ripples Nigeria

We are an online newspaper, very passionate about Nigerian politics, business and their leaders. We dig deeper, without borders and without fears.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!