World Cup hosts Brazil beat Portugal 3-1 in friendly as Neymar inspires victory
Last Updated: 11/09/13 9:05am
Neymar: Celebrates with teammates following his goal against Portugal
Neymar scored a brilliant individual goal as World Cup hosts Brazil came from behind to beat Portugal 3-1 in a friendly in Boston.
The Barcelona striker ran at defenders from 40 yards out before hitting an unstoppable shot from inside the penalty box for Brazil's second goal.
Earlier, Portugal had taken the lead thanks to an opportunist strike from Raul Meireles before Thiago Silva headed home Neymar's corner kick to equalise for Brazil in the 24th minute.
Jo then bundled the ball home from close range for Brazil's third goal after Maxwell had pushed a Neymar pass across the front of goal.
The game then petered out amid a slew of substitutions.
Brazil, who qualified automatically for next year's World Cup as hosts, continue their preparations for the tournament with friendlies against South Korea and Zambia next month.