The FC Barcelona star scored the opening goal of the match in the 28th minute of the game from a world class free-kick. Germany equalised when attacking midfielder and captain Max Meyer scored in the 58th minute.
The match went on to penalty shooutout. Germany failed to convert their fifth penalty which gave Brazil a chance to seal the match. Neymar took the fifth penalty and comfortably netted the winning goal.
As Neymar's brilliance earns Brazil their maiden football gold medal, fans around the world rejoiced.
Here are some of the tweets saluting Neymar for the amazing feat:
Really really happy for Brazil. The perfect ending to these Olympics. Congratulations @neymarjr and the entire nation of Brazil!!— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) August 20, 2016
#Neymar has done what Romario, Rivaldo Ronaldo and Ronaldinho couldn't do.— Mcfie Duncan (@dante_10en) August 20, 2016