Neymar singled handedly led a motivated Brazil squad against Mexico in a Confederation Cup match. Aside from burying a shot from just inside the 18-yard box off a deflected cross, Neymar toyed with the Mexico defense near the end of the game.
Neymar got the ball and dribbled down the near side of the 18-yard box all the way to the touch line, then split two defenders before passing the ball to his teammate, Jo, who finished it off buy putting it in the goal.
Neymar had 1 assist, 1 goal, and 2 highlights in this defeat over Mexico.
The way Neymar splits the two defenders is almost eerily reminiscent to Michael Jordan getting past two Knicks defenders and then dunking. Neymar however doesn’t get the exciting end that Jordan does, instead passing it across to a teammate who gets the goal. But the goal gave the fans something exciting to leave with after the game got into a back and forth rut.
If you didn’t know before, now you know why Barcelona paid $75 million for the young star.
Here is the play where Neymar splits a pair of defenders:
Here is Neymar’s goal in the 9th minute of the game: