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Neymar Edges Closer to Sunil Chhetri and Lionel Messi

Mudeet Arora
Neymar has edged closer to Sunil Chhetri in international goals tally
Neymar has edged closer to Sunil Chhetri in international goals tally / 90min

Brazil superstar Neymar scored in the 65th minute against Venezuela to take his international goals tally to 67.

The Brazilians started their Copa America campaign in style as they eased past Venezuela 3-0 in their opening clash.

Neymar came up with a man of the match performance and his 67th international strike meant that he is now just seven goals behind equaling India's Sunil Chhetri 74 international goals and five goals behind Lionel Messi.

The PSG superstar is now just 10 goals short of becoming the all-time top scorer for the Brazilian national team, a record currently held by the legendary Pele.

Danilo won the penalty for Brazil in the 62nd minute which Neymar slotted home into the bottom left corner.

Earlier in the game, Neymar took the corner which saw Richarilson flick the ball for Marquinhos to score the opening goal of the game in the 23rd minute.

Neymar then also came with an assist late in the game when he pulled a pass back for Gabigol to score his first goal for Brazil in over five years.

The Brazilians will be seen next in action on Friday morning when they take on Peru in Copa America.

At present, here are the top five active international goalscorers:

Cristiano Ronaldo - Portugal - 104 goals

Ali Mabkhout - UAE - 75 goals

Sunil Chhetri - India - 74 goals

Lionel Messi - Argentina - 72 goals

Neymar - Brazil - 67 goals

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Posted by 90min on Monday, June 14, 2021