Gabriel Martinelli is guaranteed at least a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics after Brazil overcame Mexico 4-1 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in their semi-final at Kashima Stadium.
Martinelli scored Brazil’s second kick in the shootout having come on with 25 minutes left of normal time. Dani Alves, Bruno Guimaraes, recently linked with the Gunners, and Reinier also scored from the spot.
Gabi made two previous appearances in the group stage as Brazil secured wins over Germany and Saudi Arabia and drew with Ivory Coast. They went on to beat Egypt 1-0 in Saturday’s quarter-finals.
The reigning Olympic champions will now face either Japan or Dani Ceballos’ Spain in Saturday’s final as they look to retain their crown.