Neymar faster than Messi & Ronaldo to World Cup milestone

first_imgWorld Cup Neymar faster than Messi & Ronaldo to World Cup milestone Goal 23:52 7/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Neymar Brazil 2018 Getty Images World Cup Neymar Brazil v Mexico Brazil Mexico Stats The Paris Saint-Germain ace has now found the net six times in finals tournaments, doing so quicker than either of the game’s leading lights Brazil star Neymar put another feather in his cap during his country’s World Cup last-16 encounter against Mexico.By opening the scoring against Mexico, he took his tally of goals in World Cup finals to six – reaching the milestone in quicker time than both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.While the Argentine and the Portuguese have dominated the game over the course of the last decade, winning 10 Ballons d’Or between them, neither has enjoyed particularly great success on such a stage. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Indeed, despite their string of honours, neither Messi nor Ronaldo has tallied a World Cup knockout goal in their careers.Neymar, however, stretched to turn home a driven Willian centre early in the second half of Monday’s encounter in Samara.It was only his 38th shot in World Cup tournaments and, while both Messi and Ronaldo have both reached this goal tally, it took the superstar duo 67 and 74 efforts respectively to get there.6 – Neymar has scored six goals from 38 shots in World Cup tournaments – it took Lionel Messi 67 shots and Cristiano Ronaldo 74 shots to reach this goal tally at the World Cup. Icon. #BRA #MEX #BRAMEX #WorldCup — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 2, 2018 Indeed, Neymar has found the net six times in almost half the number of shots it took the Portuguese. Brazil, meanwhile, have made their way through into the quarter-finals of Russia 2018 thanks to a 2-0 win, with the Paris Saint-Germain striker setting up Roberto Firmino for a second late on.last_img