Watch: Neymar crashes into the advertising board face first during the Brazil vs Colombia match in the 75th minute as the teams played out a 2-2 draw last night.
Neymar has been out with an injury all summer. He played no part for his club or country since June. However, there was no indication of the foot injury in the match against Colombia last night as he starred in the 2-2 draw.
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Not only did the PSG star play out the entirety of 90 minutes but he also featured in both of the goals scored by Brazil. He first set up Casemiro’s goal in the 19th minute to give the Selecao a lead in the match. The goal was soon nullified by Luis Fernando Muriel Froto in the 25th minute before he dispatched a penalty in the 34th minute to give Colombia the lead.
Neymar was in the thick of action once again as he scored a 58th minute equaliser to level the scores. He has now scored 61 goals for Brazil; just one behind Ronaldo’s 62 and looks poised to overtake the legendary Pele’s 77 goal tally.
It is very likely that Neymar will overtake both legends ahead of him and eventually become Brazil’s record goal scorer; unless he gets struck by a career ending injury; which he actually almost did receive last night.
Watch: Neymar crashes into the advertising board face first during the Brazil vs Colombia match
In the 74th minute of the match, Neymar and Davinson Sanchez chased the ball near the box. The Brazilian overtook Sanchez by the littlest of margins. The Tottenham Centre back retaliated by pushing Neymar into the Advertisement board.
The Brazilian fell out of the field and went head first into the board. Fortunately for him he did not suffer any injuries and came back to play till the final whistle.
— Shaun (@shaun_thfc) September 7, 2019
This is a common tactic employed by defenders around the world who prefer to dish out rough treatment to the Brazilian in hopes of unsettling him. However, the act must be reined in; a little at least or he may never be back onto the field once again.
With the transfer window closed, Neymar’s future lies at the Parc de Princess. At least until January. The higher ups at PSG will hope that Neymar will replicate his form for the Parisian Blues as they chase a maiden Champions League trophy.
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