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Neymar outdoes Ronaldo as Brazil’s second-highest goalscorer2 min read

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Neymar surpassed Ronaldo to become the second-highest goalscorer for Brazil with a hat-trick against Peru on Tuesday.

The Brazilian star player shows an exceptional performance scoring 2 goals from the penalty spot in each half of their World Cup qualifier in Lima before tapping a close-range goal in extra time.

Neymar now has scored 64 goals out of 103 games for Brazil, tending past the great Brazilian Ronaldo in the second position on the leading goalscorer list for Brazil.

Ronaldo scored 62 goals out of 98 games for Brazil throughout his career. Ronaldo won two World Cups, won the 1997 and 1999 Copa Americas and was named player of the tournament in 1997, and the top scorer in 1999. He also won the Confederations Cup where he finished as the third-highest scorer with 4 goals.

Neymar is just behind the great Pele who scored 77 goals for his nation.

Brazil legendary goalkeeper Taffarel considers Neymar as a great superstar of the game. He thinks Neymar could guide Brazil all the way to their sixth world cup title.

Taffarel believes Neymar would have won FIFA’s The Best award if PSG defeated the Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.

Taffarel said the official FIFA website” He (Neymar Jr) is a great player. He plays the game in an artistic way. He’s one of the best dribblers, sets up goals, scores phenomenal goals.”

“He’s very important for us. We really hope he can be at his best and help Brazil win another World Cup. He’s a superstar.

“I cheered a lot for Paris (Champions League final) because of the Brazilians who play there. I really wanted Neymar to win this Champions League and, consequently, The Best FIFA award.

“But it’s just one day. I really hope in the future he can win this award and be considered the best player in the world.”

Neymar started the new season on a high note which was initially discontinued due to coronavirus diagnosis.

After recovered from Covid-19, the PSG star had a game against Marseille. Neymar was shown a red card for his action on the field. He accused Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez of racial abuse.

Neymar was banned for two matches. PSG star has returned to play against Reims in Ligue 1 which was won by Paris with a 2-0 scoreline.

Brazilian played his first match with Brazil against Bolivia thrashing them with a 5-0 scoreline. Neymar assisted twice in the game and Brazil started the campaign with a dazzling start.

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