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Football: Barca will get money's worth from Neymar: Scolari

Published on Jun 23, 2013 9:12 AM
 
Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari follows the match against Italy during their FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A football match, at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, on June 22, 2013. Scolari forecast Barcelona would get their money's worth from Neymar after the starlet again showed his mercurial talent in Saturday's win over Italy. -- PHOTO: AFP

SALVADOR DE BAHIA, Brazil (AFP) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari forecast Barcelona would get their money's worth from Neymar after the starlet again showed his mercurial talent in Saturday's win over Italy.

The 21-year-old scored his third goal in as many Confederations Cup group matches - a thumping freekick - as the Selecao saw off the four-time world champions 4-2 to win Group A with a perfect record.

Defeat would have seen the Brazilians heading for a likely encounter with world champions Spain - but that pairing could now provide a final representing a mouthwatering clash of styles pitting Spain's renowned collective against Brazilian individualism.

After coming into the tournament on the back of a nine-match goalscoring drought, Neymar has hit top form and Scolari is relishing the sight of the forward in full flow - as well as his six-shooter goal celebrations.

 
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