Neymar arrived at Barcelona last month to complete his high profile transfer heralded as the next superstar of the global game, although detractors questioned if the Brazilian really has what it takes to reach the heights of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 21-year-old, has however, offered an immediate riposte to those suggesting he is bereft of the talents of his illustrious rivals with two goals of breathtaking brilliance for Brazil in the Confederations Cup.

Neymar took just three minutes to provide the watching world with an example of his ability, as he crashed a spectacular strike into the top corner during Brazil's opening match against Japan in Brasilia.

Latching onto a knock-down from Fred, Neymar executed a half-volley to absolute perfection as imparted deliberate slice on the ball to send it whistling into the top corner to shrieks of disbelief from the partisan support.

It was a wonderful hit by Neymar, and one perhaps equalled - or maybe even bettered - during the Barcelona forward's next outing in the competition against Mexico on Wednesday night.

As with his finish against Japan, Neymar's hit in the meeting with Mexico was the epitome of control and poise has he slammed the ball on the volley past Jose Corona after a significant period of hang time from a Dani Alves cross.

But which of Neymar's goals was the best? Watch them both in the videos below, and comment with your favourite.

Neymar v Japan

Neymar v Mexico

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