Neymar starred and scored in an easy 3-0 win over Austria for Brazil today with Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho also scoring.
The PSG forward looked at ease all through for the South American giants and was the standout star in Brazil’s final friendly ahead of their opening World Cup fixture in Russia next week.
Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus gave Brazil the lead in the 36th minute before Neymar produced a superb goal in the second half.
The world’s most expensive player’s season came to a premature end in February after picking up a foot injury that forced him to leave the pitch in tears with many fearing that his chances of playing at this summer’s World Cup could be in tatters.
The Brazilian talisman, of course, suffered heartbreak in the last World Cup in his home country when he was stretchered off during a 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia. Had Neymar have stayed fit Brazil perchance may not have succumbed to the 7-1 semi-final embarrassment vs Germany.
Happily, Neymar looks more than fit for this World Cup and you can see his terrific individual goal from today’s clash vs Austria.