Neymar scores one of 2022’s coldest penalties as Brazil beat South Korea 5-1

  • Rob Swan
Neymar scores one of the coldest penalties of 2022 as Brazil beat South Korea 5-1

Neymar scored one of the coldest penalties of 2022 as Brazil recorded an impressive 5-1 win over South Korea on Thursday.

Brazil’s star man netted two goals in the rout – both from the penalty spot – while Richarlison, Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus also got themselves on the scoresheet.

Neymar has now scored a remarkable 73 goals for Brazil in 118 appearances. Four more goals and the Paris Saint-Germain ace, 30, will equal the great Pele’s record.

Neymar put his national team 2-1 up shortly before half-time courtesy of a cooly-taken penalty.

He then stepped up and took an even colder penalty in the 57th minute.

The flamboyant forward took a few steps to his left before running towards the ball, stuttering his run up and then locking eyes with South Korea goalkeeper Kim Seung-Gyu.

Neymar's cold penalty v South Korea

He then stroked the ball past the ‘keeper with an effortless side-footed shot. 

Well, it was actually more of a pass than a shot.

The goalkeeper stood back up but could do nothing as the ball rolled past him into the net.

Neymar's cold penalty v South Korea

Watch Neymar’s penalty here:

Different class.

Even in a friendly, you have to have nerves of steel to take a penalty like that.

Let’s check out some of the reaction:

Neymar went on to swap shirts with Tottenham’s Son Heung-min, joint-winner of the 2021-22 Premier League Golden Boot, after full-time.

Will Brazil win the 2022 World Cup?

Brazil, as always, will be among the favourites to win the World Cup in Qatar this winter.

Neymar and Brazil teammates
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – JUNE 02: Neymar Jr. of Brazil reacts after the international friendly match between South Korea and Brazil at Seoul World Cup Stadium on June 02, 2022 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

However, they will face stiff competition from the likes of Argentina, who extended their impressive unbeaten record to win the 2022 Finalissima against Italy at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Lionel Messi was at his world-class best and moved another step closer towards taking Dani Alves’s title as football’s most decorated player.

messi finalissima
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 01: Lionel Messi of Argentina and team pose with the winners trophy after beating Italy to win the 2022 Finalissima match between Italy and Argentina at Wembley Stadium on June 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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