Neymar finally ushered in the national team's first goal this year in the second round of the World Preliminaries South America. Brazil scored a penalty in the first half of the match between Brazil and Peru to equalize the score. The 28-year-old Neymar has thus become the second highest scorer in the history of the Brazilian national team. Since his first selection in the national team in 2010, he has scored in the Brazilian national team for 11 consecutive years. And his goal in this game is not over yet...
Prior to this, Neymar had scored 61 goals for Brazil in the past 10 years (2010-2019), ranking third in the history of Brazil after Pele (77 goals) and Ronaldo (62 goals). Shooter. In the last round of World Preliminaries, Neymar assisted 2 times and only scored a goal. In this game, he was pulled to the ground by a Peruvian player in the penalty zone to win a penalty. Neymar made a penalty kick.
This penalty kick was Neymar's 62nd goal in the 102nd national team game, and he caught up with Ronaldo as the second scorer in Brazil's history. During 1994-2011, Ronaldo played on behalf of Brazil 98 times and scored 62 goals. But in terms of gold content, Ronaldo, who has scored 15 goals in the World Cup finals, is naturally not a god that Neymar can surpass. Although Neymar will surpass the aliens in terms of statistics, if there is no World Cup title, then even if he can surpass Pele in the future, he will not be able to replace the historical status of the two.
In the second half of the game, Neymar scored another penalty, and then another goal in stoppage time, performing a hat trick! Helped the Brazilian team to beat Peru 4-2 in the away game and won two consecutive world preliminaries! Two penalty kicks were accounted for and a supplementary shot was scored. Neymar surpassed Ronaldo and enjoyed the glory of Brazil's second shooter. The 64th national team scored 13 goals away from Pele. After the second round, Brazil continued to lead the South American qualifiers, scoring 6 points with Argentina.
Currently, the Brazilian national team's historical scorer list is as follows:
Pele has 77 goals in 92 games;
Ronaldo has 62 goals in 98 games;
Zico has 40 goals in 71 games;
Bebeto has 39 goals in 75 games;
Rivaldo has 35 goals in 74 games.
Neymar's 102 appearances for the national team ranked fifth in team history, only 3 games away from Lucio, who was fourth, but Cafu still firmly occupied the first place in history with 142 appearances.