Neymar hits hat trick in Brazil romp
Wednesday, 12th September 2012 at 11:08am
Brazilian superstar Neymar hit a hat trick as Brazil romped to an 8-0 victory against China as the Selecao returned to form in stunning fashion after a couple of poor performances.
The Samba Boys were booed by their fans after a narrow 1-0 win at home to South Africa so Mano Menezes side went out determined to set the record straight against a China side weakened by injuries and absentees.
The hosts dominated the early possession, creating chances for Hulk and Lucas Moura, while Neymar hit the post inside the first five minutes from a cross from Chelsea signing Oscar.
The Selecao finally opened the scoring through Ramires. The Chelsea midfielder surged from deep, exchanged passes with club and country team-mate before chipping past Zeng Cheng.
One became two moments later, when Neymar grabbed his first of the game following good work from Hulk and Oscar.
It was 2-0 at halftime and then the hosts ran riot after the break, hitting China for six in the second 45 minutes.
Three of those six came in the opening 10 minutes of the second half; Lucas Moura made it 3-0, Hulk grabbed his second international goal to make it 4-0 and Neymar added his second moments later to make it 5-0.
Neymar completed his hat trick on the hour mark set up once again by the excellent Oscar as Brazil now led by six.
Rather than take their foot off the accelerator, Lucas Moura forced Liu Jianye into an own goal after some dazzling approach play to make it 7-0 before Marcelo was felled in the box giving Brazil a chance to make it eight.
In acknowledgement of his stunning performance, Oscar was given the honour of taking the penalty and he converted to make it 8-0 and complete the scoring.