Santos dominates Goias 4-1

10:44, November 22, 2010      

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In his last match before entering vacations early, Santos 18-year-old striker Neymar led his team to a 4-1 victory against home team Goias on Sunday in the 36th round of the Brazilian Championship. Neymar scored three second half goals to lead his team to victory.

Goias scored the game's first goal in the 11th minute. Off a Marcelo Costa corner kick, Ernando rose above the defense and slammed a header into the back of the Santos net.

Santos responded in the 19th minute when Neymar rolled the ball off to an open Danilo who then angled the ball into the left side of the goal, tying the match.

Returning to the second half, Santos claimed the lead in the 73rd minute. After being pushed to the ground in front of the net, Neymar took the awarded penalty kick and fired it into the right side of the goal

Neymar continued to score two more goals. In the 79th minute, the star striker received the ball from Maranhao and quickly adjusted his body to face the goal and score his second goal.

Three minutes later, the athlete received a great ball from the defensive side of the field and proceeded to streak towards the goal, lofting the ball over a helpless keeper, Harlei.

The result keeps Santos in seventh place with 55 points. Without Neymar in the next round of play, the team will travel to face Avai on November 28.

The loss maintains Goias among the worst teams of the tournament, continuing in nineteenth place with 32 points. The team is guaranteed to be lowered into the second division of the 2011 Brazilian Championship.

In the next round of play, the team will travel to face Atletico-MG. Before their next meeting in the national tournament, the team will travel to face Palmeiras in the return leg of the semifinals of the South American Cup.

Source: Xinhua


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