The Brazilian star striker Neymar scored in the 65th minute against Venezuela, bringing his international tally to 67 goals.
Brazil kicked off their Copa America campaign with a 3-0 win over Venezuela in their first Group B match. The evening’s headliner was none other than Neymar, whose deception fooled the Venezuelans as the PSG attacker scored a goal and assisted on the other two goals.
In the 62nd minute, Danilo won a penalty for Brazil when Yohan Cumana collided with him inside the box. With his slow run-up, Neymar fooled goalkeeper Joel Graterol and slotted the ball into the bottom left corner.
With his goal against Venezuela, Neymar now has 67 international goals, just seven goals behind India’s Sunil Chhetri, who has 74.
The Brazilian is only 10 goals away from surpassing football legend Pele as the all-time leading scorer for the Brazilian national team.
Earlier, Richarlison had flicked the ball for Marquinhos to score the opening goal in the 23rd minute from a Neymar corner.
Late in the game, Neymar was in the middle of things again, pulling the ball back for Gabigol to score his first goal for Brazil in five years.
Brazil’s next match is against Peru at the Copa America on Friday morning.
They will try to continue their winning run and all eyes will be on Neymar.