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Neymar eclipses Ronaldo as hat-trick brings 64th Brazil goal


Neymar overtook Ronaldo and moved into second place behind Pele on Brazil’s all-time goalscorin­g list after notching a hat-trick in a 4-2 victory over Peru on Tuesday in a World Cup qualifier.

He now has 64 goals, two more than Ronaldo and 13 behind Pele, who heads the list with 77, according to the count by world governing body Fifa.

Brazil coach Tite was reluctant to compare his current star with past greats.

“It’s unfair making comparison­s,” he said.

“What I can say is Neymar has this unpredicta­bility. He is the bow and the arrow, he’s a player who both makes and takes chances. And he gets better and better, and more mature.”

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