Be careful, this article will self-destruct in the event of a new underperformance of Neymar on Tuesday in the Champions League, against Leipzig.

The PSG striker has regained a fainted form since the start of the season Thursday in Manaus, during Brazil-Uruguay (4-1), qualifying match for the 2022 World Cup. In the Amazonian turmoil, "Ney" scored a superb goal and delivered two assists for Rafinha (author of a double) and Gabigol, during a meeting overflown by the Seleçao.

Neymar's stats against Uruguay:

- 89 balls touched

- 1 goal

- 2 assists

- 8 key assists

- 8/10 successful dribbles

- 14/17 duels won

This is his best game of the season.

Most decisive player in the playoffs (7 goals + 7 assists).

- Round Ball (@ballonrondfc) October 15, 2021

Sunday, the Parisian striker was transparent against Colombia (0-0), a few hours after the broadcast of a shock interview in which he said that the World Cup in Qatar would probably be "his last".

While he said he feared "no longer having the mind to support even more football", the number 10 of the Seleçao recited his game in Manaus, by registering his 70th goal in 115 games for the Brazilian jersey, bringing a little closer to Pelé's record (77).

Brazilians on fire

An achievement from the 10th minute in a center-forward position, after a sequence of 13 passes: chest cushioning on an opening from Fred, feigned to erase the goalkeeper and cross strike at the back of the net.

It was well worth a little dance next to Lyonnais Lucas Paqueta as a celebration.

After the disappointing draw in Colombia, the Brazilian squad had been heavily reshaped, with no less than five changes.

Parisian defender Marquinhos was left to rest and replaced by Lucas Verissimo.

On the right wing, the former Rennais Raphinha, very visible during his entry into the game in the last two meetings, released his stripes of holder in place of Gabriel Barbosa.

On the Uruguayan side, Suarez was well muzzled, but still saved the honor of Celeste on free kick, while Cavani was denied a goal for offside.


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