After scoring just three minutes into Brazil's first Confederations Cup group-stage match against Japan, Neymar decided to give Mexico a fighting chance and waited all the way until the ninth minute of the match to score his second goal of the tournament. Mexico's Francisco Rodriguez attempted to head clear a cross in the box, but he ended up delivering it right to Neymar, who put it past keeper Jose Corona without hesitation.
The goal added to an already intense atmosphere with thousands of Brazilians protesting outside the stadium. If the way Neymar has dealt with the pressure so far in this tournament is any indication, his first season with Barcelona should be entertaining. And hopefully surrounded by less police brutality.
UPDATE: Brazil won 2-0 after Neymar nutmegged a defender and set up Jo in the third minute of injury time. I think we have a frontrunner for the tournament's Golden Boot already.
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