Two-objective Neymar closes on Pele record in enormous Brazil win

Neymar scored two smoothly accepted punishments as Brazil terminated a World Cup cautioning with a 5-1 whipping of South Korea in Seoul on Thursday.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward scored his 72nd and 73rd objectives for his country to close on Pele’s record of 77 for Brazil.

Neymar likewise upstaged South Korean skipper Son Heung-min, the joint Premier League Golden Boot victor, who was stayed silent by an uncontrolled Brazil at a stuffed Seoul World Cup Stadium.

Neymar’s status for the match had been up in the air after he experienced a right foot injury during preparing on Wednesday, yet he was the superstar on a night when Richarlison, Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus all scored.

Brazil, positioned number one in the FIFA rankings, handled areas of strength for an and looked hazardous nearly from the initial seconds with a header by Thiago Silva cleared out by on an offside call.

Brazil exploited unfortunate South Korean safeguarding to start to lead the pack on seven minutes.

Alex Sandro was left open as he dashed into the left half of the crate and he set up Fred for a shot from short proximity. The Manchester United midfielder fizzled, yet the ball took a random bob to Richarlison, whose rough exertion redirected in off goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu.

Bordeaux forward Hwang Ui-jo evened out the score for the hosts on the half-hour imprint, turning and terminating it in off the left post.

However, that objective came contrary to the rules and Brazil went on again on 42 minutes.
South Korean protector Lee Yong was required a foul on Sandro inside the crate and after a video survey Neymar moved forward, smoothly putting his punishment to one side of goalkeeper Kim.

Neymar scored his second punishment on 57 minutes, indeed moving the ball to one side, before Coutinho and Jesus added sparkle to the scoreline with two all around taken strikes.

Brazil will next play Japan in Tokyo on Monday, while South Korea will have Chile around the same time.