Neymar left the home fans in ecstasy as he narrowed home the fifth and final penalty to give Brazil 6-5 victory after the sides could not be separated in 120 minutes.
The scoreline after extra time stood at 1-1. The host took the lead in 27th minute from a superbly taken free-kick by Neymar only to see that lead cancelled out in the 59th minute as Max Meyer turned in a cross from Jeremy Toljan.
Both sides scored their first four penalties. Then Wéverton produced a save to deny Nils Petersen. The script couldn't have been written better as Neymar stepped up and scored handing Brazil their first Olympic Soccer Gold Medal.
Brazil for its entire prowess had never won an Olympic gold. To realize this dream, Neymar had to forfeit playing in the Copa Centenario - that's how much it meant to the Brazil.
As Neymar step up to the podium to receive the gold medal with his now famous Bandanna inscribed 100% Jesus... There's no doubt who he is dedicating this one to.
This victory would to an extent ameliorate the pains inflicted by the losses in The Maracana to Uruguay (1950) and Germany (2014)