Marta, broadly considered one of many best feminine footballers of all time, turned the primary participant to attain in 5 straight Olympics after netting in her nation’s 5-0 win towards China.

The 35-year-old, who has scored 111 worldwide targets and has been named FIFA World Player of the Year six occasions, opened the scoring within the ninth minute earlier than including a second objective within the 74th minute.

Debinha, Andressa Alves and Beatriz scored the opposite targets as Brazil eased to victory of their Group F match in Rifu, Japan.

Marta celebrates with teammates after scoring her team's first goal against China. Marta celebrates with teammates after scoring her team's first goal against China.

Marta’s brace means she now has 12 Olympic Games targets to her identify, having scored her first in Athens in 2004, and is now simply two shy of the all-time file held by her compatriot Cristiane.

She wasn’t the one certainly one of Brazil’s gamers to make history on Wednesday although, as her 43-year-old teammate Formiga additionally created some Olympic history of her personal.

The Sao Paolo midfielder, who has 201 caps for her nationwide group, turned the primary ladies’s participant to participate in seven Olympic Games after taking part in 72 minutes towards China.

She made her Brazil debut on the 1995 World Cup as a 17-year-old and has performed in each Olympic Games since ladies’s soccer made its debut on the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Shuang Wang and Formiga battle for possession.Shuang Wang and Formiga battle for possession.

Having gained silver at each the 2004 and 2008 Games, Formiga is trying to lastly win that gold medal which has to this point been elusive.

The 2016 Games, which have been performed on dwelling soil, resulted in heartbreak for Formiga and her teammates as they misplaced to Sweden on penalties within the semifinals earlier than shedding the bronze medal match to Canada.


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