Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry was on target as Germany thrashed Portugal 4-0 to proceed to the semi finals of the men’s Olympic tournament. Die Mannschaft would face Nigeria at the semi final after Nigeria scored a goal in each half to get past the Danish team.

Germany got an emphatic winner with Serge Gnabry scoring the opener. Gnabry will be hoping to win the golden boot as he already has six goals to his name. His goals have propelled Die Mannschaft to the semi final so far with Nigeria the only wedge from the final against any of Brazil or Honduras.

Germany started the game with a lot of well coordinated passing, and the young team was rewarded with a goal on the stroke of half time. Gnabry got unto a through ball and sent the ball to the back of the net using a sidefoot. The goal made him the tournament’s highest goal scorer.

Portugal didn’t come back from the goal, giving the Germans a course to continue their torment. In the 57th minute, Borussia Dortmund defender Matthias Ginter scored the second using his head after a cross was sent from the corner. Ginter played in the World Cup winning team back in 2014, and tops the Olympics betting for being the tournament's top goalscorer.

RB Leipzig player Davie Selke scored the third with 15 minutes from the final whistle. In a well worked move, Selke received the ball and buried it instantly. Philipp Max came on a substitute and scored after a quick one-two. Germany rose to the occasion, and even surprised many with the scoreline.

In-form striker Gnabry barely got enough opportunity at Arsenal and the German men’s Olympic football coach Horst Hrubesch has criticized the handling of the player, especially as they suffered in front of goal in the last campaign. Germany are now the clear favourites to lift the title.