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Neymar lauded as Brazil flay Turks

13 November 2014, 17:26

Rio de Janeiro - Brazil's media on Thursday hailed the national team as leaving their World Cup heartache far behind them after Wednesday's 4-0 friendly romp in Turkey.

It was their fifth straight win after their humiliating semi-final exit to Germany.

Neymar, who netted all four goals in last month's four-goal thrashing of Japan, bagged two more as the Selecao kept up their hot streak under new coach Dunga, back for a second spell at the helm after replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Newspapers highlighted the reaction of sporting Turkish fans at a packed Sukru Saracoglu stadium as they applauded Neymar off at the end and chanted his name.

Also read: Neymar, Messi shine for country

"Neymar given standing ovation by Turks," said Estado de Sao Paulo, while Rio daily O Dia noted that "everybody hailed him" for his two goal showing.

"Neymar double wins Turkish ovation as Brazil see off hosts," was Globo's headline.

Folha de Sao Paulo said despite the win Brazil "are still in a period of convalescence after their Cup humiliation" while also highlighting the Turkish fans' response to their side's defeat.

Correio Braziliense focused on Dunga keeping up his perfect record as Brazil added to wins over Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina and Japan, all without conceding a goal in recent weeks.

"Brazil whip Turkey and maintain Dunga's 100 percent record," the Brasilia-based paper said.

Dunga called up several new faces for the match but tinkered little, notably giving Hoffenheim striker Roberto Firmino barely 20 minutes as he replaced fellow-debutant Luiz Adriano of Shakhtar Donetsk.



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