Brazil thrash Honduras to secure Olympic final

2016-08-18 10:37
Neymar (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Brazil romped to a 6-0 victory over Honduras at the Maracana Stadium on Tuesday to advance to the finals of the Rio Olympics.

It was all Brazil from the first whistle as captain Neymar scored the fastest goal in Olympic history to open the scoring, and later rounded off the rout with the sixth goal in the final seconds of the game.

History now beckons for the golden generation of the Seleção as they look to become the first Brazil side to secure a Gold medal at the competition.

After the Barcelona forward opened the scoring just 14 seconds in, a brace from forward Gabriel Jesus made it 3-0 at the half-time break as the confident hosts laid siege to a hapless Honduras side.

It was more of the same after the break, and just as the capacity crowd began to tone down their deafening screams, their captain spurred them on and assisted Marquinhos, who found the back of the net after some poor marking at a routine corner-kick.

Gremio forward Luan added a fifth ten minutes from time after meeting a sumptuous ball from Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson, before Neymar finished the rout from the penalty spot.

The hosts now advance to the finals of the tournament where they'll meet the winner of the semi-final between Nigeria or Germany.

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