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Nigeria vs Germany Live Score and commentary, Rio Olympics 2016 football

Nigeria 0-2 Germany ( - Klostermann 9', Petersen 89')
Updated: 18 August 2016 02:23 IST - Published: 17 August 2016 22:19 IST
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That's it from us tonight. Hope you enjoyed our live coverage and do join us for the rest of our Olympic coverage.

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FT: Nigeria 0-2 Germany : Brazil face off against Germany in the gold medal match of the Rio 2016 Olympics. An early goal from Klostermann resulted in Germany asserting their dominance in the first half, before Nigeria were caught out late in the second half by substitute Petersen to wrap up the win. Nigeria will play Honduras in the bronze medal match, while Germany and Brazil face off in the Olympic final. The last time the two teams met in a major tournament? Brazil 1-7 Germany.

Oh boy.

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90' 3 minutes of injury time

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89' Nigeria are caught upfield as they chase a goal, and Germany counter through Selke on the right. He puts a ball across the box for Petersen to tap in at the far post, although the substitute did look offside. Academic, as Germany are now through. Nigeria 0-2 Germany

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89' GOAL PETERSON!!!

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86' John Obi Mikel is lining up a free-kick in a promising position. He lofts the ball into the box, but his teammates are unable to make much of the delivery.

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84' Captain Max Meyer comes off for Nils Petersen, with Sule taking the armband

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81' Oh my. That is reminiscent of David Beckham's penalty miss, as the free-kick is sent into orbit.

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81' Well hello, Nigeria have a free-kick in a tempting position.

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80' Just 10 minutes to go in a very disappointing second half in stark contrast to the first. The Super Eagles in particular have been very poor, considering their swashbuckling performances in the Olympic's so far.

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78' Nigeria have the ball in Germany's half and a poor challenge from Meyer needlessly concedes a free-kick in a threatening position. Nigeria are unable to make much from the set-piece, however.

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76' Proemel comes on for Sven Bender.

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74' Gnabry cuts inside a couple of challenges and watches as his shot is blocked for a corner. Sule goes close from the far post from the set-piece, but Germany are still unable to make the game safe.

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72' I wish I had much to report for you - I'm in danger of falling asleep here, just as I'm sure many of you are. Stay with me, maybe Nigeria can stun this game into life with an equaliser.

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68' The game's gone rather quiet as Germany attempt to break down Nigeria's defence, but Meyer and Brandt's passes forward are intercepted. 

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64' Ajayi comes on for a tiring Umar Sadiq

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64' Timo Horn is nearly caught out at the near post from the cheeky free-kick and he voices his frustration with his wall.

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63' Umar Sadiq does well to earn a free-kick. This is probably Nigeria's best avenue of scoring - they have been comfortably second best in this game.

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58' How is this still 1-0? A corner is recycled to Gnabry in space on the left edge of the box, but instead of crossing to multiple German shirts, he opts to shoot from a difficult angle and then blazes over, much to his teammates annoyance. Somewhere in London, a watching Arsene Wenger clucks his tongue in disapproval.

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57' Great play from Toljan as he chases a lost cause on the right wing and sends in a low cross only for Nigeria to wake up and clear.

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55' Lars Bender is down with an injury - I wonder is Sven Bender feels the same pain?

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52' Great defending from Ginter as he prevents Ezekiel from causing any further damage on the left wing with a powerful, jinking run.

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49' HOW HAVE THEY NOT SCORED?! Gnabry with a powerful run forward finishes with a through ball to Selke, and the striker takes the ball round Daniel but is unable to shoot from a narrow angle and watches as his cross is cleared.

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48' SAVE! Gnabry does well to cut inside and rifle a low, curling shot with the instep of his right foot that was destined for the bottom corner, only for Daniel to react well and make a fingertip save, diverting the ball out for a corner.

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47' An early chance as Gnabry almost gets on the end of a ball forward in the box, but Daniel rushed out to collect and dispel the danger.

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46' PEEP PEEP PEEP! Germany get us underway in the second half!

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HT: Well, what can Nigeria do to get back in this game? Germany look all but ready to take on Brazil in the Olympic final.

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HT: Nigeria 0-1 Germany - An entertaining first half ends with the Germans taking a well-deserved lead, with Lukas Klostermann tapping in from close range to give his side the lead, while Nigeria have only had a couple of rare chances.

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45+1' WHAT A CLEARANCE!!! Ginter with a last ditch tackle denies Sadiq Umar in the box, after a pass forward sends him clear in the box.

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45' 1 minute of additional time (announced in a typically Brazilian accent in Sao Paulo)

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44' Toljan denies Ezekiel with an excellent tackle as he charges up Nigeria's left wing, leaving the winger on the floor.

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42' CHANCE! The corner is recycled to Bender on the right wing, and he has all the time in the world to send in a low cross to Selke in the box, but he glances his shot wide of the post. The striker is livid with the referee for a perceived foul, but I'd just call that denial.

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41' Selke with a burst of pace down the left wing earns a corner as Nigeria scramble to clear for a corner. Can they capitalize?

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39' A Mexican wave goes around the Brazilian crowd in Sao Paulo as Nigeria and Germany face off. It's a small world after all.

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37' SHOT! Some quick interplay from the Germans ends with a ball forward to Selke on the edge of the box - he collects, turns and shoots in one swift motion, but Daniel dives to his left to produce a wonderful save to deny the German striker. 

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35' SHOT! Brandt lays the ball off to Meyer about 25 yards out, and he produces a wonderful shot with his left foot that sails narrowly over the top corner. How Germany are only 1-0 up remains a mystery.

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32' Nigeria have rarely been able to get out of their box, with Germany pressing incredibly aggressively whenever they lose the ball. Although Gnabry doesn't do to well this time around, conceding a foul.

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30' DO MY EYES DECEIVE ME? John Obi Mikel of all people with some stunning dummies in the box nearly scores a wondergoal, but Ginter charges down his shot to deny him. Nigeria are unable to fashion a chance from the corner.

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28' Selke is pulled up for offside as Meyer sends him through on the left wing with a clever pass. Germany wont be too disappointed - they look utterly dominant at the moment.

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25' Nigeria's first spell of concerted pressure ends with a woeful attempt at a cross from the left-back going straight into Row Z. What are they doing?!

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22' Germany work a short corner well with Meyer and Gnabry combining to send in a cross from the right, but Nigeria eventually clear the ball out. The Super Eaglets have struggled to impose themselves on this game, as moments later Gnabry nearly fashions another chance.

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20' SAVE! Germany send a free kick deep into Nigeria's box, but Lars Bender is unable to volley a headed pass back into the net, with Daniel in his way. 

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17' Sule with some comfortable feet in the box despite the presence of Nigerian strikers around him. Germany have set up in a very attacking fashion as the fullbacks are playing almost as wingers. 

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14' Klostermann is a defender. A defender - yet he's already scored and charged up the field twice already. Meanwhile, Horn's every touch is met with a chorus of nervous jeers from the crowd. A proper test for the Koln keeper this.

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12' HOW LUCKY WAS THAT?! Timo Horn with a howler as he miskicks the ball straight to Umar Sadiq, but the Roma forward is unable to capitalize as Horn desperately dives at his feet and reclaims the ball.

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9' That is a stunning team goal! A lovely first-time slide rule pass from Gnabry sends Meyer through on the right wing and he is absolutely free to send in a low cross for Klostermann to slot home from a yard out. Nigeria 0-1 Germany

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9' GOAL KLOSTERMANN!!!!!

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7' Is that the German backline or the Arsenal backline of old? Nigeria are again caught out, with Umar Sadiq the culprit this time on the left wing.

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5' Ezekiel's run into space down the right goes in vain as he is pulled up for offside, although he is rather late to realize it. Listen to the whistle, boys.

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4' Gnabry goes into the book for an early foul on Ezekiel. A poor sliding challenge from behind prevents Nigeria from counter-attacking