Fantastic Neymar Scores His 50th Goal For His Country As He Inspires Brazil To A 3-0 Thrashing Of Fierce Rivals Argentina

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Ekun Samuel, 11 November 2016

The arrival of new Coach Tite — whose real name is Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, has made Brazil witnessed a revolution since their embarrassing 7-1 2014 World Cup defeat in the hands of Germany. Brazil are currently topping the CONMEBOL table with 24 points from 11 matches, after an emphatic victory over fierce rivals Argentina. Argentina meanwhile remain in sixth place — one out of a qualifying spot — with 16.

Hot in form Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho broke the deadlock in the 25th minutes with a wonder strike from outside of the box after receiving the ball on the left flank, cut inside onto his right foot and blasted his shot past a Man United Sergio Romero to give Brazil a 1-0 lead.

Twenty minutes later, it was Captain fantastic Neymar who after receiving a slide-rule pass behind the defence from Gabriel Jesus, calmly slots home into Romero's far corner. The goal marked Neymar's 50th for his country in just 74 appearances.

Former Tottenham midfielder  Paulinho sealed the victory as he grab Brazil's third in the second half, pouncing onto Renato Augusto's sliding pull back and firing hard into the net from the middle of the box.

Brazil currently tops their World Cup qualifying group with 24 points from 11 matches.