Neymar stars in Brazil`s 2-1 win over Argentina

Last Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 12:18

Rio de Janeiro: Neymar converted a dramatic injury-time penalty as Brazil defeated Argentina 2-1 in their international football friendly.

The game Wednesday looked to be headed for a 1-1 draw in the Brazilian city of Goiania after midfielder Paulinho levelled the scores for the home side following Juan Manuel Martinez`s 19th-minute opener, Xinhua reports.

Brazil dominated the second half and was rewarded for their superiority when the referee pointed to the penalty spot after Leandro Desabato`s clumsy 92nd-minute challenge on Leandro Damiao.

Neymar converted the spot kick to hand Brazil the advantage ahead of the return match in Resistencia Oct 3.

"It was tough, I had to change the way I played in the second half because of the way they were marking me," Neymar said.

"The penalty was the only scoring opportunity I had and fortunately I was able to make the most of it."

IANS



First Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 12:18

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