The Brazilian soccer GOAT opened scoring in Tokyo to become the first player to score at 5 Olympic Games

Marta celebrates a goal in Tokyo.
Marta celebrates opening scoring for Brazil in Tokyo. AP Photo/Andre Penner
  • Brazilian superstar Marta opened scoring in the women’s soccer tournament at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • With the ninth-minute goal, the 35-year-old GOAT became the first player to score in five Olympic Games.
  • Check out the video replay of Marta’s 110th and 111th career goals for Brazil below:
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Nearly 20 years after her international debut, women’s soccer’s greatest of all time is still doing what she does best: Scoring goals.

Superstar Marta opened scoring across the entire women’s soccer tournament at the Tokyo Olympics in Brazil’s 5-0 rout of China on Wednesday. The 35-year-old striker buried a loose ball into the back of the net in the ninth minute of the contest to put her side on the board.

With the first-half strike, Marta became the only player – man or woman – to score a goal in five Olympic Games.

Brazil’s all-time leading scorer – and the record holder across gender for most goals in World Cup history – furthered the distance between herself and other Brazilian scorers with her 111th career goal – and her second of the match – 65 minutes later.

Marta spun her body towards the goal and used one touch to squeeze a left-footed rocket between the keeper and the near post.

Marta and Brazil are sitting pretty atop Group F, but they’ll face a tougher opponent in just a few day’s time.

Brazil is set to take on the Netherlands – the runners-up in the 2019 World Cup and the fourth-ranked team in the world – on Saturday at 7 a.m. ET.