Bent at the waist, her back to the goal, Marta buried her face in her hands.
Her left-footed blast from 6 yards looked certain to be a winner, the goal that would give Brazil's women the Olympic gold medal and their first title at a major tournament.
How, Marta would ask afterward, did she not score?
Hope Solo, that's how.
Fired up by Solo's highlight-reel save, the Americans would go on to claim their second straight Olympic gold medal in Beijing and leave Brazil disappointed yet again.
The Brazil-United States matchup in Sunday's quarterfinals at the Women's World Cup is their first since that 2008 Olympic final, and Brazil would seem to have the advantage.
But the Americans still have Hope, and both sides are well aware of it.