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Neymar Helps Brazil Crush Portugal

Brazil and Portugal met in Boston in a friendly on Tuesday night with both teams in excellent scoring form.

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But the Selecao proved far too strong for their past conquistadors, strolling to a comfortable 3-1 victory.

Portugal were without their star player, Cristiano Ronaldo, who was resting in a bid to recover from a knock in time for Real Madrid’s La Liga match at the weekend.

But they took the lead on 18 minutes, when former Liverpool and Chelsea man, Raul Meireles, pounced on a shocking back pass by defender Maicon to score from close range.

Six minutes later however, Brazil and Barcelona star Neymar began to leave his mark on the game, pinging a corner onto Thiago Silva’s soaring head for the equaliser.

Neymar then lit up the Boston night, giving Brazil the lead with a sensational solo effort.

Picking up the ball close to the halfway line, he dribbled and slalomed his way through Portugal’s confounded defenders, and slammed a shot home with his right foot as he bore down on goal.

Striker Jo- who is a far more dangerous prospect in blue and yellow than he ever was in Manchester City’s sky blue, bundled in Brazil’s third early in the second-half from a Maxwell corner, as Brazil’s preparations for their assault on next year’s home World Cup continue to develop intriguingly.

Watch: Brazil 3-1 Portugal 

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