Going into Saturday's gold medal match against Germany, redemption was prevalent on the Brazil men's national soccer team's collective mindset besides winning the gold. They knew there was no way the Germany men's soccer team's would come into their home field at the Rio Olympics to embarrass them again like the German team had done 7-1 in the 2014 World Cup, their biggest defeat ever.
Many would find it ironic that the Brazil men's soccer team, one of the most popular and equally domineering international soccer powers in the world, with five World Cup titles to boast, would have a Olympic gold medal in the sport. But before tonight against Germany, they did not.
Both teams only scored one goal each through full time, with Brazil getting one in the first half, and Germany getting one in the second. Brazil and Germany managed to defend each other from getting a winning goal through two overtimes, so the match would have to be settled in penalties.
The shoot-out was evenly match with both teams scoring four penalty kicks. Germany had missed their fifth penalty kick attempt. The final penalty kick was scored by Brazil's Neymar, who had sat out of the 2014 World Cup match against Germany due to a broken vertebrae in his back, to seal the victory 5-4 in the shoot-out. This was his time to shine for his country on the world stage. Of course, the home crowd erupted with elation as they witnessed the emotional victory.
Twitter went absolutely insane after Brazil's win. Here are some reactions from people around the world who watched Neymar's faith in "100% Jesus," which he wore on his headband. Get our your Spanish and Portuguese-to-English dictionaries to translate some of these tweets.
Oh, and did I mention he dabbed after he scored the winning goal? Yeah, that, too.