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Supreme Neymar equals Romario's Brazil scoring record

Supreme Neymar equals Romario's Brazil scoring record

Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho netted either side of a brilliant Neymar goal as Brazil ran out 3-0 winners in Austria.

In a friendly against Austria, Neymar started and scored Brazil's second goal, leaving a defender on his behind with a lovely move before nutmegging the goalkeeper.

After scoring a peach of a goal on his injury-return against Croatia in a World Cup warm-up game, he scored another stunning goal on his first start in four months after recovering from a metatarsal injury.

Gabriel Jesus gave Brazil the lead after 36 minutes with a slick finish from a tight angle.

Brazil begin their World Cup campaign against Switzerland in seven days, safe in the knowledge that star man Neymar, who lasted 84 minutes, and his esteemed supporting cast are in fine order.




Brazil couldn't deliver when they were the hosts but with Neymar back and the attack firing on all cylinders, this could certainly be their year. Philippe Coutinho added a third after being sent deep by Roberto Firmino 20 minutes from the end. Shortly after, the team flew to Sochi, its base for the tournament, as those back in their homeland reacted to a win which impressed and boosted expectations of winning an unprecedented sixth world title. "When we spring him into action in the last third of the field, he is lethal". "Ahead of a competition as important as the World Cup, the entire focus should be on it. Rumors shouldn't matter".

Under Tite, Brazil have regained the swagger that has been missing from recent World Cup squads. Fred underwent further examinations in Vienna this weekend.

The Selecao superstar moved to 55 goals in 85 caps, equaling the record of 1994 World Cup victor Romario. Imagine watching that goal as a Switzerland, Costa Rica or Serbia player.

Austria failed to qualify for the World Cup.


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