Neymar Scores on a Penalty Kick as Brazil Dominates the U.S.


Neymar won a free-kick from the Newcastle United defender during Brazil's 2-0 win, and Yedlin was unhappy with the way in which he hit the deck.

"I don't think we were afraid".

The persistent rolling around, diving and general petulance of Neymar for Brazil in Russian Federation led to a vast array of humorous memes and gifs that mocked the 26-year-old, who was blasted by fans and critics for his woeful display during Brazil's eventual defeat to Belgium in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

Although the award looked generous, Neymar made no mistake, sending the goalkeeper the wrong way to make it 2-0.

Neymar's diving and play acting caused huge controversy in Russian Federation last summer, as the Brazil forward was accused of deliberately trying to get opponents sent off and conning the officials.

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In the first-half, Neymar threw himself to the ground a little too easily for DeAndre Yedlin's liking. Neymar's goal was his 58th in 91 appearances for his country. Wil Trapp appeared to give him the slightest of pushes and Fabinho tumbled past Brooks.

Steffen kicked out his left foot in the 51st minute to save Neymar's 6-yard shot off a pass from Costa, and Miazga cleared the ball off the line.

The best US chance was Weston McKennie's left-footed shot off a Kellyn Acosta pass in the 66th, which went wide. The temporary grass field installed over the artificial turf had some brown patches and was immediately removed to prepare for the New York Giants' opener Sunday against Jacksonville.

Brazil traveled to the States for an worldwide friendly with U.S.A. The U.S. also plays England and Italy in November.

Both teams made several changes in the second half, with Arthur, Lucas Paqueta, Everton and Richarlison all making their debuts for Brazil.