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Brazil started their 2020 Olympics with a 4-2 win over Germany today, with Leeds United target Matheus Cunha in action over in Japan.

A year later than planned, the Olympic Games are underway in Tokyo, and the football tournament is underway.

Brazil won the last Olympics Football tournament, beating Germany on penalties in the final – and they beat German again today.

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Richarlison smashed a stunning first-half hat-trick, before Matheus Cunha had a penalty saved on the stroke of half time.

Nadiem Amiri and Ragnar Ache remarkably brought Germany back into the game, only for Paulinho to seal the win and secure a 4-2 victory.

Richarlison stole the headlines, but Leeds fans will have been interested to see how Hertha Berlin star Cunha fared in attack with the Everton star.

UOL Esporte reported last month that Leeds had ramped up talks to sign Cunha in a deal that could reach around £26million.

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The 22-year-old scored eight times last season and isn’t a natural goalscorer – as seen with his penalty mishap – but showed his quality in transition for Brazil whilst also dazzling with his dribbling.

Fans from around the world have been taking to Twitter to hail Cunha, claiming it’s no surprise Leeds want to sign such a ‘special’ player.

Others compared Cunha to Jack Grealish, and wish their clubs were making moves to sign him this summer rather than let him go to Leeds.

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