However, Ibrahimovic - who had had a quiet afternoon until this point - stepped up to head home the victor with less than five minutes remaining to secure the trophy for United. He added of the match: "It was a hard game, we played against a good team, the champions from last season, and you can see it's a very strong team".
Christopher Burton, of Australia, reacts while riding Santano II after competing in the equestrian eventing dressage competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. Based on reports nobody was harmed as a result of the incident. Long queues formed at Olympic venues as volunteers and security staff struggled to cope with a big influx of fans on the first day of full competition.
I did it for Annemiek. Abbott appeared to be home free for a gold medal once van Vleuten went down, with nobody near her on the course. But she said: "Once I've got a number on my back I'm a totally different person and I'm focused and it didn't enter my mind once in the race".
At least that's the way Ward has to think. "I'm excited. I'm looking forward to it", Ward said about his fight against Kovalev. He's throwing punches from insane angles, he's got nothing to lose. It is a fight where opinions are split in the middle, taking into consideration Ward's absence and movement up in weight versus Kovalev's power and dominance.
Vietnam's Vinh finished with the gold with a total of 202.5, while Almeida of Brazil took the silver and China's Wei settled for bronze. The Indian men's hockey team began their campaign with a morale boosting 3-2 win against Ireland in their opening pool encounter.
The Indians were not at their best but managed to prevail over an even more erratic Colombian team. Top three spots were bagged by South Koreans, who also bagged the top spot in the group contest. The Korean women's team remained invincible by annexing their eighth successive Olympic gold when they defeated Russian Federation 5-1 in the final held for the first time under floodlights.