The former Barcelona forward, Neymar, key to his country’s hopes in Russia, came on as a halftime substitute and provided the moment of inspiration for win the game in the 69th minute, making Brazil 1 X 0 Coacia. The score ended Brazil 2 X 0 Croatia and the second goal was scored by Firmino, both players only entered the second half to save Brazil as the first half ended tied at 0 X 0.
In social networks the name Neymar was “trending” soon after the match since the Brazilian star impressed with a beautiful goal and his triumphant return. The return and great performance of the Brazilian star impressed people from various countries, praises of PSG and Liverpool, and even memes paying homage to the doctor of the “Canarinha” (Brazil National Team), Rodrigo Lasmar, who operated the star.
The most expensive player in the world has been sidelined since February 25, when he fractured a metatarsal and sprained his ankle playing for Paris St Germain in a French league match against Olympique de Marseille. Neymar’s goal was his 54th for his country and he needs one to reach Romario as the third most prolific Brazil striker of all time behind Pele and Ronaldo.
Another substitute, Roberto Firmino, delighted the Liverpool fans in the Anfield crowd by adding the second in stoppage-time with a well-taken lob from inside the area. Brazil’s opening game in World Cup Group E is against Switzerland and they also face Costa Rica and Serbia in the first round. The five-times world champions have one more friendly before the tournament, against Austria in Vienna on June 10.