Most expensive footballer of all time, Neymar Junior scored a hat trick as Brazil beat Peru 4-2 away from home to remain top of the CONMEBOL table, and in doing so, he has surpassed legendary Ronaldo Lima on the list of all-time scorers for the Selecao.
Peru took the lead early in the game after 5 minutes, Neymar levelled matters in the 28th minute from the spot-kick. Renato Tapia scored the second for the home side just before the hour mark, Richarlison equalized for the Brazilians 5 minutes later. Neymar scored his second and Brazil’s 3rd goal from the penalty in the 83rd minute. The PSG star wrapped up the scoring in added time.
The 28-year-old forward is now the second all-time highest goal scorer for the brazil national team with 64 goals in 103 games, surpassing the great Ronaldo, who scored 62 goals in 98 games for the 5-time world champions.
Neymar’s next target will be to become the all-time highest goal scorer for Brazil, as he is 13 goals behind legendary Pele, who scored 77 goals in 92 matches for the Selecao.
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