Neymar marked his 50th international goal when Brazil devastated adversary-opponent Argentina 3-0 in qualifying match for 2018 World Cup on Thursday.
Neymar, superstar of Barcelona took his count of goals to 50 in 74 matches as Brazil completed their 5th successive win under Tite coaching to stay on peak of qualification table of South America.
Brazil now leads 10-team round competition by means of 24 points out of 11 games.
But defeat has devastated Argentina, who just has 2 points from previous 4 games and at the present tails in 6th place in general, only spot that will not qualify for finals in Russia.
Brazil maintained a lead of 2-0 in the first half of the game when Coutinho and Neymar made 2 excellent goals.
Argentina started the game brilliantly and created the initial chance of the match when Lucas Biglia hit a deadly shot that was well saved by Alisson in 23rd minutes.
But subsequent to enduring the early stress Brazil started to play more efficiently and in 25th min made the lead by Coutinho’s goal.
It got enhanced on the verge of whistle of half-time as Neymar finished his half-century of goals in international games.
One more brilliant attack by Brazil concluded by Gabriel Jesus a teenage star tearing the defense of Argentine by means of a superb pass by Neymar in the goal.
Neymar only 24 years of age is now coming close on score of 55 goals of Romario and is resolutely on track to exceed record of Pele goals of 77 in 91 matches.
Brazil was rapid to dig up into their pace in the 2nd half, and Paulinho almost made it 3-0 merely by a Pablo Zabaleta goal-line attempt on 55 minutes.
But after 4 minutes though, Paulinho tuck away a direct finish subsequent to a great low cross pass from Renato Augusto.