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Neymar The Hero In Brazil's Win Over Colombia

FC Barcelona superstar Neymar scored Brazil's winner in their 2-1 win over Colombia in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Wednesday morning.

Brazil opened the scoring two minutes into the encounter in Manaus, with new captain Miranda giving his country the lead.

Former captain Neymar sent in a great cross from a corner kick, and the centre back powered past his marker to put the Selecao ahead.

The scores were tied after 36 minutes, when Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos unfortunately turned the ball into his own net.

A dangerous delivery caused Brazil's defence all sorts of problems, and the former Roma centre back headed the ball into his own goal, bringing the scores level.

Brazil looked the better side after the break, testing shot-stopper David Ospina on several occasions, but frustrations grew as they struggled to find a way past Colombia's stubborn defence.

Then came a moment of magic from Neymar, when he took the ball on the turn to finish past Ospina, putting his country 2-1 ahead.

Coutinho, who had come on just moments earlier, threaded the ball through for the 24-year-old to slot the winner past the Colombia goalkeeper.

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