A great record set by Neymar has left his fans on the top of the world. Neymar became the second-highest goalscorer surpassing Ronaldo. Yes!! You heard it right. It’s time to celebrate. Let’s have a brief look at how and when it happened.
With a hat-trick against Peru on Tuesday, Neymar surpassed Ronaldo for the second-most goals for Brazil. In each half of their World Cup qualifier in Lima, the Paris Saint-Germain star put away a penalty before tapping home from close range in injury-time. In 104 games, he has now taken his international totals to 64, two more than Ronaldo, who has ended up scoring 62 goals for Brazil in 98 matches, In a 17-year career for his beloved country that also involves winning two World Cups, the Copa America twice and a Confederations Cup. With 77 goals for Brazil, iconic striker Pele still leads the chart.
The fantastic comeback of Neymar after Covid Infection
This latest season, Neymar has had an action-packed beginning. However, which was in the first instance was disrupted by a coronavirus diagnosis in the lead-up. And later it was brought to light that Neymar is suffering from COVID Infection.
The PSG star was shown a straight red card in the Marseille defeat once he healed from Covid-19, in which he accused opponent Alvaro Gonzalez of racist taunts. Following a two-match ban, in the 2-0 win against Reims, Neymar returned to play 90 minutes, before scoring twice in the Parisians’ most recent game, the 6-1 hammering of Anger at the beginning of the month.
In the 5-0 flail of Bolivia, he played his first game for Brazil in almost 11 months-contributing two assists as the Selecao got their World Cup qualifying mission off to a brilliant start.
Neymar was praised by Legendary Players on his triumph
Neymar is believed by legendary Brazilian goalkeeper Taffarel to be a ‘superstar’ who could lead the country back to the promised land to win their sixth title in the World Cup. He further adds on and says-” [Neymar is] a great player,” he told the official FIFA website.” In a magnificent manner, he controls the game. He’s an extraordinary tackler, who sets goals, and scores wonderful goals.