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Neymar charters a jet so he can score a great goal for Santos and get compared to Superman

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Neymar played six matches in 14 days during Brazil's disappointing silver-medal run at the Olympics. Four days after that he went to Sweden to play 83 minutes of a friendly and a little more than day after that he was back in Brazil leading Santos to a 3-1 win over Figueirense.

From Reuters:

The spikey-haired forward hired a private jet to take him from Stockholm to Florianopolis, a 14-hour trip, to try and help his struggling side revive their Brazilian championship fortunes.

Santos, who sorely missed the 20-year-old while he was playing for Brazil at the Olympic Games, said that the player had paid for the trip while Neymar displayed a photograph on his Twitter account, showing himself lying in bed on board the plane.

Even for a 20-year-old, that had to be an exhausting journey, but that didn't stop him from embarrassing Figueirense's defense to score a lovely equalizer in the 51st minute and set up the go-ahead goal in the 76th minute. He played the full match and afterwards, Santos president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro once again sang his praises.

From Goal.com:

"I suspect that his father came from Krypton and brought the boy [Neymar] to Earth in a rocket, because the only thing that makes sense is if he is Superman," Alvaro Ribeiro joked to Globo Esporte.

Well, I don't think Superman ever flew with a Louis Vuitton blanket...

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