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Neymar joins Romário in third on Brazil's all-time scoring chart

Neymar joins Romário in third on Brazil's all-time scoring chart

LEONHARD FOEGER

REUTERS

Ronaldo Nazário and Pelé are the only remaining targets left for Neymar after he drew level with Romário by scoring his 55th goal for Brazil.

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has moved level with Romário in third place on Brazil's all-time leading goal scorers list. Neymar achieved the feat on his first start since suffering a broken metatarsal in February, finding the net after 63 minutes of Brazil's final pre-World Cup friendly against Austria in Vienna.

Neymar slots past Austria goalkeeper Heinz Lindner in this afternoon's friendly in Vienna.

Two goals in a week for Neymar

Some sublime trickery left home defender Aleksandar Dragovic on the seat of his shorts before Neymar coolly slotted home to put Tite's side 2-0 up. Goal number 55 came after crashing in a superb goal as a second-half substitute versus Croatia at Anfield last weekend to seal a 2-0 victory.

Neymar celebrates his goal against Austria.

Ronaldo in sight

The 26-year-old needs just seven more goals to draw level with former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker Ronaldo Nazário (62). Neymar's ultimate target will be to catch a fellow Santos icon in Pelé, who remains well clear at the top of the list on 77.

 

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