Neymar returns with brilliant solo goal against Croatia

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4 June, 2018 08:55 AM

Neymar returns with brilliant solo goal against Croatia


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Neymar marked his return from injury with a stunning strike as Brazil saw off Croatia 2-0 in a friendly match at Anfield.

The Selecao struggled for momentum in the opening 45 minutes, but that all changed when the Paris Saint-Germain forward came off the bench at half time to make his first appearance in three months.

The world's most expensive player has been fighting back to fitness since he suffered a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle against Marseille in Ligue 1 on February 25.

The highlight of the Anfield game came when Neymar dribbled past two opposition defenders, firing high into the roof of the net in emphatic fashion. Roberto Firmino added a second in stoppage time to satisfy the home fans on Merseyside.

Brazil were far from at their best against a Croatia side that edged matters in the first half, but the return of Neymar will give them a boost with the World Cup kicking off on June 14. Tite’s team are expected to challenge for the big prize in Russia this summer.

Brazil face Austria in a friendly next Sunday before they begin their campaign for a sixth World Cup against Switzerland on June 17.


Source: Euro Sport