Wednesday September 7th, 2016

Neymar scored the game-winning goal for Brazil in a 2–1 win over Colombia in a CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying match Tuesday night.

The goal is Neymar's 48th goal for Brazil in 72 career games, which ties him with Zico on the country's all-time list. Pele (77), Ronaldo (62) and Romario (65) remain ahead of him.

Neymar and Brazil are coming off a 1–0 win over Ecuador on Sept. 1. Neymar has a personal score to settle with Colombia, with Los Cafeteros being the opponent when Neymar suffered a broken back bone in the 2014 World Cup on home soil. He delivered an impressive result with his curled finish in the 75th minute Tuesday, which provisionally lifted Brazil into third place in the CONMEBOL table. Prior to the September matches, which were Tite's first in charge since replacing Dunga as manager, Brazil was outside of the World Cup places sitting in sixth place. 

Watch Neymar's goal below:

Last month, Brazil captured its first gold medal in soccer before its home crowd at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, with Neymar scoring the decisive penalty kick against Germany.

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