07.08.2016 23:20 h

Olympics: Germany saved by Gnabry, Mexico survive Fiji fright

World champions Germany were salvaged from an early Olympic exit by Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry's stoppage-time free-kick to salvage a thrilling 3-3 draw against South Korea in Salvador.

Gnabry now has three goals in the competition as he also cancelled out Hwang Hee-Chan's first-half opener.

Davie Selkie briefly gave Germany the lead before Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-Min equalised and Suk Hyun-Jun looked to have sealed Korea's place in the last eight.

However, Gnabry's free-kick deflected past Kim Dong-Jun two minutes into injury time to keep German hopes alive.

Germany lie in third place in Group C two points behind Mexico and South Korea.

They now face the prospect of having to beat Fiji by at least four goals in their final group game to progress if South Korea's final match with Mexico also ends in a draw.

Earlier, 2012 gold medallists Mexico needed a second-half fightback to stave off one of the biggest shocks in Olympic football history to beat Fiji 5-1.

Fiji benefited from New Zealand's disqualification for fielding an ineligible player to qualify for the Olympics via last year's Pacific Games and were duly thrashed 8-0 by South Korea on their debut on Thursday.

However, they led 1-0 at half-time in Salvador thanks to Roy Krishna's opener.

Erick Gutierrez was Mexico's saviour as he struck four times in the second-half to join Nigeria's Oghenekaro Etebo as top scorer in the tournament, whilst Carlos Salcedo was also on the scoresheet.

Fresh from winning Euro 2016, Portugal's quest for a second international title in as many months continued as they came from behind to beat Honduras 2-1 in Rio.

Goals from Tobias Figueiredo and Goncalo Paciencia cancelled out Alberth Elis's first minute opener to put Portugal on the brink of qualification for the quarter-finals after two wins from their opening two games.

Hosts Brazil hope to kickstart their campaign for a maiden football Olympic gold later on Sunday against Iraq in Brasilia after stumbling to a 0-0 draw with South Africa in their opener.

Two-time gold medallists Argentina face Algeria in Rio needing to bounceback from a 2-0 defeat to Portugal.