Neymar closing in on Brazil record

Since recovering from the broken metatarsal injury suffered with PSG in February this year, Neymar has scored in consecutive fixtures upon his return.

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Both goals displayed the individual brilliance that has made him the most expensive transfer in football history, but yesterday's strike in the 3-0 win over Austria proved to be a historic moment.

The Selecao superstar moved to 55 goals in 85 caps, equaling the record of 1994 World Cup winner Romario.

The 26-year-old needs just seven more goals to draw level with former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker Ronaldo Nazário (62).

While his ultimate goal will be to catch a fellow Santos icon in Pelé, as the three-time World Cup winner stands clear at the top of the list with 77.

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