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