Neymar scored a sensational match-winning free-kick in Brazil’s friendly with Colombia and also forgave the man that broke his back at the World Cup.
In their first match since the horrific end to their hosting of the World Cup this summer, new manager Dunga had the task of beginning the long road back to rebuilding confidence in the Seleção.
It was not an ideal start as Neymar, who has only just returned from injury, could not inspire his teammates to a convincing win over opponents they eliminated in the quarter-finals at this summer’s showpiece event.
However, Neymar did mange to inspire victory and the Barcelona forward’s method of doing so was out of the top drawer.
A delightful floated free-kick over the wall and into the top corner off the inside of the post with only seven minutes remaining in the match.
Watch it here…
Another notable event in the match, as there was a public gesture of friendship between Neymar and Camilo Zuniga, the Colombia player who ended the 22-year-old’s World Cup by kneeing him in the back and fracturing a vertebra.
Neymar revealed afterwards that the pair had spoken when, as captains of their respective teams, the pair exchanged pendants before the match.
You can watch the reconciliation below…
"Zuniga said sorry and wished me a good game," said Neymar after the game.
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