6/3/2018 7:36:28 PM (GMT+3)

Neymar celebrates his return with a goal against Croatia

Neymar celebrates his return with a goal against Croatia

NEW DELHI: Neymar celebrated his return to action after three months with a goal as Brazil beat Croatia 2-0 in a pre-World Cup friendly in Liverpool on Sunday.

The most expensive player in the world has been sidelined since February 25, when he fractured a metatarsal and sprained his ankle playing for Paris Saint-Germain in a French league match against Olympique Marseille.

The former Barcelona forward came on as a halftime substitute and provided the moment of inspiration for win the game in the 69th minute.

Willian, impressive throughout for Brazil, picked the ball up in midfield and threaded the ball to Philippe Coutinho who found Neymar in the inside-left channel.

The 26-year-old cut inside and skipped past two defenders before blasting the ball home off the underside of the crossbar.

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