PSG's Neymar branded a 'real clown' by Peru defender in rant after Brazil game

Neymar and Carlos Zambrano argue in Brazil vs Peru

Neymar was in stunning form over the international break.

After producing an impressive performance against Bolivia, the PSG forward was sensational against Peru.

The 28-year-old netted a brilliant hat-trick as Brazil ran out 4-2 winners.

Neymar opened the scoring in the 28th minute, winning and then converting a penalty.

He did the exact same thing in the 83rd minute, before clinching both the win for his side and a hat-trick in stoppage time.

Neymar in action during Brazil vs Peru

With that hat-trick, Neymar took his goal tally for Brazil to 64 goals, eclipsing the great Ronaldo on the scoring charts.

But not everyone was impressed with Neymar's performance.

Carlos Zambrano featured for Peru during the game. He gave away a penalty when he felled Neymar. He was also sent off late on for elbowing Richarlison.

And he's now gone on an astonishing rant about how Neymar is a 'real clown' for his antics on the football pitch.

"Honestly, he is a great player, one of the best in the world, but for me he is a real clown," Zambrano told American Television program 'La banda del Chino', per Goal.

Neymar during Brazil vs Peru

"[Neymar] is aware of everything he did on the field, he is a great player but he was looking for the slightest foul.

"In the penalty area he threw himself four or five times to see if they would award him a penalty and in the end he achieved his goal, with two penalties, but they weren't.

"It's Brazil and at the touch [immediately] they went to look at the VAR. Whether the play was positive or negative, they did review the images because it is Brazil."

Tell us how you really feel, Carlos.

This isn't the first time that Neymar has been accused of play-acting. You can view some of the times he went to ground in the video below:


Neymar was fouled seven times in the game. You can view each time he was in the video above.

The Brazilian was on the other end of some rough challenges outside of the box.

However, the two penalties are soft to say the least.

For his first penalty, you can see that Neymar was tugged back in the box, but he definitely exaggerated the contact.

And the second penalty, which Zambrano himself gave away, I'm not sure how that's a foul.

Nevertheless, for Zambrano to call Neymar a 'real clown' is a bit harsh. Maybe he's just bitter about his side being on the wrong end of the score-line.

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