The Confederations cup has been decided by a single goal in Brazil and the game itself was not the most entertaining.
However, the game’s final moments were all the more poignant for the way the outcome was decided.
Brazilian striker Neymar’s late strike saw his side take the lead with just over 10 minutes left.
With the clock ticking down, Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari had to choose which side would be crowned the best, with Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo both on the bench.
With Ronaldo out, Neymar stepped up to take his place.
The Brazilian forward was not even allowed to run in front of the home crowd, instead opting to stand on the edge of the box and fire a long-range shot past the goalkeeper.
After the final whistle blew, Ronaldo was the first to congratulate his teammates on the outcome, but it was Neymar who had the most to say.
He said: ‘This is the most special moment I have had since I came here, to be honest.
I want to thank everyone who supported me, who supported Brazil.’
I am so happy.
The only thing that I want is to get the team to play a good match against Argentina.’
Despite having a goal in his bag, Neymer also took to Twitter to express his gratitude to Ronaldo, saying: ‘Thank you so much to @Ronaldo for all the support and congratulations.
You are a legend!’
Neymar has had a remarkable year with Santos, scoring seven goals in 11 appearances for the Brazilian side, but the 27-year-old has not scored since a Champions League hat-trick against Borussia Dortmund in January.
Ronaldo has scored five goals in the Champions League, and has also helped the Brazilian national team qualify for the World Cup, but Neymar has enjoyed a breakthrough season in Brazil, scoring five goals and adding three assists.