Neymar Scores the Only Goal You Need to
Neymar Scores the Only Goal You Need to See This Weekend (Video )
(World Football Lead Writer) on July 29, 2012
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more storiesNext
Note to elite European clubs: You may now drool in earnest.
Neymar lit up the Olympics on Sunday as Brazil defeated Belarus, 3-1, in Group C of the men’s football tournament. While Brazil’s overall performance failed to impress, Neymar’s scoring contribution in the second half had no such issues.
In the 65th minute, the 20-year-old forward stepped up to take a free kick with the score tied 1-1. Seconds later, Neymar and his teammates were celebrating the goal that sent them to the quarterfinals.
Neymar’s precision strike serves as B/R’s top goal of the weekend. You can see it in the video player above.
Watch closely at the very beginning of the clip. You’ll see Neymar already starting to celebrate while the ball is still in the air.
That’s how well he struck the ball. Neymar and his teammates knew it was going in almost before he shot.
Here’s how he did it.
Neymar struck the ball with power up and over the Belarus wall. To beat the keeper, he curled an out-swinger with his right foot. In other words, the ball swerved away from the goalkeeper while flying into the side netting.
It was, simply put, an unstoppable shot. Neymar has already been linked with a number of European clubs, but now the Santos star will be an even hotter commodity in the transfer market.
Alexandre Pato (15th minute) and Oscar (90th) also scored for Brazil to cancel out Renan Bardini Bressan’s opener. The Brazilians will finish their Group C schedule Wednesday against winless New Zealand.
If they win Group C, Brazil would play the Group D runner-up in the quarterfinals. Whoever the opponent is, don’t be surprised if the golazos keep flying in.