Neymar Kisses Uruguay Goodbye, Assists on Game-Winning Goal for Brazil

Sam Tighe@@stighefootballWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterJune 26, 2013

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 26:  Neymar of Brazil gestures during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Semi Final match between Brazil and Uruguay at Governador Magalhaes Pinto Estadio Mineirao on June 26, 2013 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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It was beginning to get very, very tense at the Mineirao.

At 86 minutes, the score read Brazil 1-1 Uruguay—extra time was looming unless someone, somewhere could find an all-important winning goal.

The sides had been well matched in Belo Horizonte, two South American titans slugging it out for a place in the 2013 Confederations Cup final, desperate to beat their historic rivals.

Neymar hit the headlines throughout the 2013 Confederations Cup Group Stages, scoring three goals on the way to securing three valuable wins for his side.

It took him just four minutes to open his account for the tournament by netting a tremendous golazo against Japan, and he's been in the limelight ever since.

He didn't manage to score in Brazil's 2-1 semifinal victory over Uruguay at the Mineirao, but he will grab the back pages after blowing a sarcastic kiss or two to Alvaro Gonzalez.

The Celeste midfielder, having just been subbed off, walked around the pitch toward the bench and said something to the Selecao prodigy on the move.

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After a brief exchange of words, Barcelona's newest recruit blew him two kisses, then assisted the winning goal just minutes later.

Neymar swung in an inch-perfect delivery from a corner, drawing the goalkeeper out to punch clear.

But the dip on the ball ensured Muslera was left in no-man's land, and midfielder Paulinho rose the highest at the back post to head home.

The Mineirao erupted, a cannon of noise shooting out from the centre of Belo Horizonte.

Neymar, the ultimate troll.