Neymar’s Magic thrash Peru As Brazil Top Group B
Brazil stride off their supremacy in Copa America as they cruise past Peru with 4-0 win
Winning their last two games in Copa America, Brazil continued their unbeaten run to nine games in a row. In their second match against Peru in Group B, Alexandro, Neymar Everton Ribeiro, and Richarlison gave a perfect win of 4-0 in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.
As it happened:
Brazil took the lead when Alexsandro fired the first goal for the defending champions in the 12th minute. Gabriel set up a ball for Alexandro from Neymar’s cross. And he finds the back of the net from the six-yard box.
Neymar doubled the score with his 68th international goal for the Selecao in the 68th minute of the game as the PSG striker closed to Pele’s 77 goal record for Brazil. He received the ball from Fred 20 yards outside the box and turned home with a low shot to the far corner.
Neymar broke down in tears when asked what it meant to approach Pele's national team goal record 🇧🇷
He cares so much about his country ❤️ pic.twitter.com/sLWczH1Qka
— Goal (@goal) June 18, 2021
Richarlison and Everton Ribeiro found the back of the net during the last minutes of the game as the team won the last six games without conceding a goal.
Peru created few real goal-scoring opportunities on their first game in Copa America. Their first genuine chance was in39th minute from Christian Cueva when he tried to chip it over Ederson, but Danilo blocked it and cleared to a corner.
Brazil on Fire
Apparently, Brazil scored seven goals in their last two games in Copa America without conceding a goal. They are heading towards the knockout stage at the top of Group B with six points.
The PSG striker was the center of attraction in the game. He played an important role in the creation of all three goals. With his spectacular wizardry on the pitch, he made it impossible for Peru defenders to win the ball back. Even though he could only score once, his goal in the second ease the tension and made it easy for the team to open the attack.
Brazil faces Columbia on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro after a few days off, while Peru will play against Ecuador in Goiania on Sunday.