Neymar and Brazil appear to be employing the old Mike D’Antoni strategy to soccer today vs. Cameroon: score, score and score some more. (Defense optional.) Whatever the game plan devised by Gene Hackman lookalike Luiz Felipe Scolari, Neymar’s second goal restored Brazil’s lead to 2-1 after Joel Matip equalized for Cameroon. Brazil is through to the Round of 16 with a win or draw.
Neymar is now up to four goals at the 2014 World Cup and counting. The 22-year-old is also up to 35 goals for his country in 52 matches, which is sixth all-time — four behind Bebeto. Pele leads Brazil with 77 goals in 92 appearances.
Note the strong positional play from Brazil defender David Luiz on Matip’s goal. Jose Mourinho and Chelsea are probably still laughing PSG decided to pay €230 million (rough estimate for comedic purposes) for his services earlier this month.