Olympic roundup: Neymar lifts Brazil to semis; Germany rampant again

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A roundup of all the day’s action from the 2016 Olympics in Brazil…

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Brazil 2-0 Colombia

Neymar did his part to deliver the host nation its place in the semifinals of the men’s tournament, scoring the game-winning goal, a swerving free kick through the wall, on 12 minutes. It was the Barcelona superstar’s first goal of these Olympics, and it couldn’t have come at a more important time.

Luan added a second goal in the 83rd minute to secure passage into the final four, where Brazil will face Honduras on Wednesday (12 p.m. ET) with a place in the gold-medal game on the line. The hosts are in search of their first-ever Olympic gold, which they could check off the list at the Maracana in Rio next Saturday.

Portugal 0-4 Germany

Germany, arguably the most impressive side at these Olympics, trounced Portugal to join Brazil in the semis. Arsenal midfielder Serge Gnabry took his Olympic-leading goals haul to six (in four games) to make it 1-0. Borussia Dortmund’s Matthias Ginter made it 2-0 just before the hour mark, and Davie Selke and Philipp Max tacked on the late insurance goals to take Germany’s overwhelming scoring record to 19 goals in four games. Up next for the Germans, it’s Nigeria on Wednesday (3 p.m. ET).

Elsewhere in quarterfinal action

Nigeria 2-0 Denmark
South Korea 0-1 Honduras

Semifinals schedule

Brazil vs. Honduras — Wednesday, 12 p.m. ET
Nigeria vs. Germany — Wednesday, 3 p.m. ET