Neymar once again stole the show by scoring four goals including a perfect hat-trick as Brazil continued their strong start under new manager Dunga by sweeping aside Japan in Singapore.
Just three days after Brazil saw off Argentina in the Superclasico de las Americas, Neymar, the country’s 22-year-old captain and talisman was unstoppable after opening the scoring in the first half.
The striker put in a superb display and his quartet of goals included one with his left foot, one with his right foot and one with his head.
Japan started brightly, and despite resting their most established stars such as Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa, the Blue Samurai caused Brazil some troubles in the first half.
But Neymar was a constant threat, ably assisted by Diego Tardelli, who looked to have gained confidence from his two goals against Argentina in Beijing, and was far more involved in the build-up play than in the Superclassico. Even before that the Barcelona striker had shown that he was always the most dangerous player on the pitch, striking the angle of post and bar with a beautiful free kick.