Neymar scores brilliant goal on comeback from injury with Brazil

Neymar scored a superb individual goal just 24 minutes into his comeback from a metatarsal injury for Brazil against Croatia at Anfield on Sunday.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker replaced Fernandinho at half-time, and put Brazil in front in the 69th minute. Receiving the ball close to goal, he cut inside to beat three men before firing a rocket of a shot into the roof of the net.

Brazil went on to win the game 2-0, with Liverpool's Roberto Firmino scoring in added time.

Neymar had been sidelined since Feb. 25, when he fractured a metatarsal and sprained his ankle in a Ligue 1 match against Marseille.

Speaking on Saturday, Brazil coach Tite had said Neymar would make a second-half appearance.

"He's on the bench because he is still recovering," Tite told reporters in Liverpool. "He will come on at half-time. Whom he replaces, I don't know, but that is the idea."

Tite said Neymar must be "a protagonist" for his country but added that the others players must also step up.