Neymar produces glorious piece of skill to embarrass his Bolivian opponent

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Already qualified for next summer's World Cup, Brazil were held to a 0-0 draw by Bolivia in La Paz on Thursday night.

Tite's side failed to find the net for the first time in qualifying but were hampered by the high altitude and unusually high temperatures.

Bolivia's goalkeeper Carlos Lampe was in excellent form and made 11 saves - tying the record for the most of any keeper in a CONMEBOL qualifier over the past two cycles.

Tite said after the match, as per ESPN: "Credit to Lampe, let's be honest. There was a moment in the second half that I turned to the stands and applauded, even being very angry. I made it a point to speak with Lampe [after the match].

"To play here in La Paz and against Bolivia's quality is very difficult. Strategically I'm happy because my team exchanged possession and was vertical in the final third. There were games that we produced much less than today."

The Brazilian superstars were photographed taking on oxygen after the 0-0 draw.

Neymar's moment of magic

Signed by PSG for a world record €222m over the summer, Neymar reminded fans why he's the most expensive player on the planet with an outrageous nutmeg.

In the 89th minute, the former Barcelona star utilised his electric pace to push Brazil up the pitch.

Faced by Gabriel Valverde, Neymar then produced a stunning piece of skill to bamboozle his opponent before winning a free kick.

It must be noted that Neymar did go down a little too easily - although the referee believed it to be a foul.

Unbeaten Brazil face Chile in the final qualifying match on Tuesday night. It will be their last competitive game until the World Cup kicks off in Russia next summer.


Neymar's shirt swap

The 25-year-old Brazilian honoured the performance of Huachipato's goalkeeper by handing him his shirt after the game.

Lampe was photographed taking selfies with fans after the game, wearing Brazil's famous number 10 shirt.

Bolivia, who have not qualified for a World Cup since 1998, currently lie 9th in the CONMEBOL standings. 

Edinson Cavani
Brazil Football

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