Football: Barca will get money's worth from Neymar: Scolari
Published on Jun 23, 2013 9:12 AM
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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