Neymar scores hat-trick in World Cup Qualifiers

Neymar scored a hat-trick to become the second highest scorer in Brazil’s history in a match against Peru in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. The Paris Saint-Germain attacker has now scored 64 goals in 103 games surpassing Ronaldo, who scored 62 goals in 98 games for Brazil in a 17 year long career. Although Neymar is still behind Pele’s record of 77 goals for Brazil. 

Brazil’s Roberto Firmino hailed teammate Neymar saying, “Another unbelievable player. He was brilliant against Bolivia. He was getting back to mark a lot and he did amazing things with the ball. There are no words to describe Neymar.” 

Brazil on Saturday defeated Bolivia 5-0 in step one of their mission to reach the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.