Published: Wed, September 12, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Neymar, Firmino lead Brazil over United States 2-0 in exhibition

Neymar, Firmino lead Brazil over United States 2-0 in exhibition

And it looks as though Neymar was up to his old tricks again on Friday during Brazil's 2-0 win against the United States.

Neymar is going to get a lot of this.

The referee though whistled for a free-kick for a foul by the Newcastle player on Neymar midway through the first half.

Neymar and Brazilian teammates showed young American players how large a gap they must overcome.

Brazil, in its first match since a quarterfinal loss to Belgium at the World Cup, improved to 18-1 against the US and has won 11 straight since a 1-0 loss in the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Sep 7, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Brazil forward Roberto Firmino (20) celebrates a goal against the United States during the first half of an global friendly soccer match at MetLife Stadium.

The World Cup in Russian Federation did not go according to plan for pre-tournament favourites Brazil and while it hurt, it was a blip Tite's South American giants will recover from as they eye 2019 Copa America glory, and more.

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Neymar stutter-stepped in his run-up, Steffen dove to his right and the striker softly kicked the ball in the other way for his 58th goal in 91 worldwide appearances, third in Brazilian history behind Pele (77) and Ronaldo (62).

Brazil traveled to the States for an worldwide friendly with U.S.A.

Neymar, who now plays for France's PSG, converted the penalty with a soft shot to the left as Steffen lunged to the right.

However, earlier this week, Neymar insisted that he's making an effort not to be so theatric in the future.

Brazil (2): Allison; Fabinho, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva (m.80, Dedé), Felipe Luis; Fred (n.60, Arthur), Casemiro, Coutinho (m.71, Lucas Paquetá); Douglas Costa (m.61, Willian), Roberto Firmino (m.75, Richarlison) and Neymar (m.80, Everton).

Neymar and Brazil will head to Landover in Maryland for Tuesday's friendly against minnows El Salvador, while US are set to face rivals Mexico in Nashville.

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