Brazil retained their gold medal after edging out Spain 2-1 in extra time.
An exciting encounter between the two great football nations had to be settled by Malcom’s winner in the extra time.
Brazil had an early chance to get on the scoresheet after being awarded a penalty. However, it was to no avail when Richarlison squandered the chance.
Nonetheless, La Selecao managed to break the deadlock minutes later when Matheus Cunha of Hertha BSC found the nets, benefitting from skipper Dani Alves‘ cross.
Spaniards got back into the game after Mikel Oyarzabal found the equaliser at the hour mark, thus making Brazilians regret their missed penalty.
La Roja looked more dangerous in the dying minutes of the normal time, with Carlos Soler and new Tottenham wonderkid Bryan Gill finding the woodwork.
Former Barcelona star Malcolm became the hero for Brazilians after finding the winner in the second period of the extra time, while Spain failed to equalise in the remaining minutes.
Brazil have become the first nation to win back to back Olympic gold medals after Argentina doing it so in 2004 and 2008.
It couldn’t get bigger and better for the 38-year-old Alves, as today’s gold medal marked the 44th trophy of his illustrious career.
Spain would be disappointed with the result after their young stars had given everything throughout the tournament.