Neymar gets closer to Sunil Chhetri and Pelé after Venezuela goal

The Brazilian scored in the 65th minute against Venezuela and brought his total to 67 international goals…

Brazil started their Copa America campaign in style by beating Venezuela 3-0 in their first Group B clash. The star of the night was none other than Neymar, whose tricks bamboozled the Venezuelans as the The PSG striker was scoring and had a role to play in the other two goals.

With his strike against Venezuela, Neymar now has 67 international goals and is only seven goals away from the Indian Sunil Chhetri who has 74 international goals to his name.

In fact, the Brazilian is 10 goals away from becoming the all-time leading scorer for the Brazilian national team, the record currently being held by the legendary Pelé.

It was Danilo who won the penalty for Brazil in the 62nd minute after Yohan Cumana hit him inside the box. Neymar, with his stuttering momentum, sent goalkeeper Joel Graterol the wrong way to insert the ball into the lower left corner.

Earlier, it was from a Neymar corner that Richarlison kicked Marquinhos to score the opening goal in the 23rd minute.

Neymar was once again in the thick of it late in the game when he allowed Gabigol to score his first goal for Brazil in five years.

Brazil will be next in action on Friday morning when they face Peru in the Copa America and all eyes will be on Neymar.

Who are the top five active international scorers?

Last name Nationality Goals
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 104
Ali Mabkhout United Arab Emirates 75
Sunil Chhetri India 74
Lionel messi Argentina 72
Neymar Brazil 67


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