Olympic Soccer: Neymar gives Brazil men
Olympic Soccer: Neymar gives Brazil men 3-1 win over Belarus
by TALES AZZONI, AP Sports Writer
Posted Jul 29, 2012
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Neymar set up two goals and scored another off a free kick Sunday to help Brazil beat Belarus 3-1 and advance to the quarterfinals in men’s Olympic soccer. Neymar scored with a right-footed shot in the 65th minute as Brazil struggled to get near the Belarus goal despite controlling possession at Old Trafford. Belarus had taken the lead when Brazilian-born playmaker Renan Bressan scored in the eighth minute, but Alexandre Pato tied it up with a header in the 15th after a cross by Neymar. The Brazil star also set up Oscar’s final goal in injury time. The victory gives Brazil six points in Group C, three more than Belarus.