Neymar

Neymar surpasses Ronaldo for Brazil goals: Player Rating and Performance v Peru

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar is now the second highest scorer in his nation's history behind Pele

 
10:24am on Wednesday 14th October 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Neymar has now scored more goals for Brazil than Ronaldo following his latest performance for the Selecao in which he scored a hat-trick versus Peru.

How was his overall performance in the World Cup qualifier?

📷 Neymar: Match Snapshot

Twice Brazil had to come back from behind against Peru, with the home side opening the scoring just six minutes in.

⏱️ 28' It would be Neymar who would equalise to make it 1-1. After initially winning the penalty after being hauled to the floor inside the box, he dusted himself off to send a delightful spotkick into the bottom left corner.

After Peru took the lead again, Richarlison smuggled a finish home at the back post to make it 2-2.

Brazil snatched the lead for the first time in the match with just seven minutes remaining.

⏱️ 83' Neymar won another penalty after being bundled to the floor at the front post, and sent his second strike from the spot into the exact same position as the first to make it 3-2.

The last portion of the match was chaotic as two Peruvians - Carlos Caceda and Carlos Zambrano - were sent off after a brawl down the left wing.

⏱️ 94' Neymar would eventually claim his hat-trick in the easiest of fashions, taking advantage of some woeful defending to pass the ball into the back of the net from close range after it rebounded off the post.

Peru 2-4 Brazil: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

Overall, the PSG star had 71 touches of the ball, with nine of these coming inside the opposition penalty area, which was more than anyone in this round of South American WCQ fixtures.

He was involved in 30 duels and won 18 of them, which was four more than anyone else in this round of games, too.

His performance earned him a 9.7 FC Rating.

〽️ Neymar: Rating Week-on-Week

DECLINE

Remarkably, despite scoring a hat-trick Neymar's overall performance actually declined from his previous match when he scored a perfect 10 FC Rating for his outing against Bolivia which Brazil won 5-0.

🗝️ Key Stats

Neymar match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating9.7FC Man of the Match
Mins Played90
Touches71
Shots5Rank #1
On Target4
Goals3Rank #1
Duels Won18Rank #1
Touches In Box9Rank #1

Neymar: What Next?

Neymar now has 64 goals for Brazil, with last night's performance allowing him to surpass the tally of the great Ronaldo. He has Pele in his sights now, with 13 goals between the pair.

He could very well become Brazil's greatest ever goalscorer within the next couple of years.

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