NEYMAR SCORES IN COPA AMERICA WIN
Paris Saint Germain (PSG) talisman Neymar continued his good form for Brazil in front of goal after he found the back of the net in the win over Venezuela at the start of the 2021 Copa America tournament on the Brazilian soil. Neymar scored one of the goals as Brazil trounced the Venezuelans 3-0 in the opening game of the Copa America tournament this summer.
Neymar has been in sensational form for Brazil this summer in both the World Cup qualifying series and the Copa America tournament till date. With his goal in the game against Venezuela, Neymar has now scored three goals in three games for Brazil since league football ended last month.
The PSG attacker provided the assist for the opening goal of the game scored by Everton player Richarlison in the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ecuador at home. Neymar then turned scorer from provider to seal the 2-0 result for his team at the expense of the Ecuadorians.
Neymar made it two goals in two games for Brazil this summer when he scored the openerin the World Cup qualifier away to Paraguay before Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta scored the clinching goal for the Brazilians in a 2-0 win over their hosts.
The two results against Ecuador and Paraguay ensured that Brazil maintained their perfect record in the World Cup qualifiers. They have now won all their six games in the qualifiers and are closing in on a place in Qatar for the tournament billed for the end of next year.
For the Copa America tournament, Neymar scored the second goal of the game for Brazil against Venezuela from the spot in the second half after Paris Saint Germain (PSG) teammate Marquinhos scored the opener in the first half.Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus added a third goal for Brazil late in the game. With his goal against Venezuela, Neymar has now scored 67 goals in 106 games for Brazil.