Neymar was relied upon to be the star entertainer for Brazil heading into the Copa America and if his performance against Peru on Sunday is anything to pass by then it will be one whale of a ride.
Brazil were 1 down when the Barcelona forward gave his side an edge with an early equalizer and afterward set up Douglas Costa in the 92nd minute to give Selecao their first win in Group C.
The Barcelona man was at the focal point of everything for his side on Sunday night, scoring the equalizer and setting up a keep going pant champ – he even missed an awesome opportunity to win it himself simply already. As anyone might expect he had 93 touches, more than anyone on the pitch.
He almost made it 2-1 soon after he had leveled in the fifth moment, just to be denied by a fine square on hold, and afterward began taking the battle to Peru for whatever is left of the match. Nine minutes into the second half he shook the crossbar with a magnificent strike – only one of six shots on the night.
Neymar also completed five dribbles, as well, yet was additionally an inventor, setting up four chances for his associates, and enlisting that basic assist in the 92nd minute when he selected Douglas Costa with an inch-immaculate go from one side of the container to the next.
Brazil face Colombia on Wednesday night and Neymar will probably be focal again against Jose Pekerman’s side, who lost their Group C opener to Venezuela on Sunday.
If the previous Santos star can keep up this structure, Brazil are sure to go far in the Copa America.