Neymar leads Santos to 2-1 win

Updated: 17 September 2012 18:15 IST

Brazil striker Neymar scored twice as Santos rallied late to defeat Coritiba 2-1 in Brazil's Serie A championship.

Rio de Janeiro:

Brazil striker Neymar scored twice as Santos rallied late to defeat Coritiba 2-1 in Brazil's Serie A championship.

The 20-year-old struck in the 70th-minute to cancel out Deivid's first-half header at the Couto Pereira stadium before firing a low shot past Coritiba goalkeeper Vanderlei eight minutes from time Sunday, reports Xinhua.

It was Neymar's sixth goal in less than a week for club and country, having scored a hat-trick in Brazil's 8-0 victory over China and one in Santos' 2-0 midweek win over Flamengo.

Despite helping the team to its eighth league victory of the season, Neymar was critical of his performance.

"It wasn't one of my best games," he said after the match. "From my point of view, I played badly. But I had two opportunities and was able to make the most of them."

In other matches Sunday, Flamengo drew 1-1 at home to Gremio, Nautico overcame Ronaldinho's visiting Atletico Mineiro 1-0, Cruzeiro drew 1-1 at home to Vasco da Gama while Corinthians defeated Palmeiras 2-0 away.

Topics : Football Neymar Da Silva Santos Junior Brazil Uruguay
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