Neymar ensures Santos victory over Flamengo

September 13th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 13 (IANS) Striker Neymar and 16-year-old winger Victor Andrade scored two goals in as many minutes as late-rallying Santos defeated Flamengo 2-0 in Brazil’s Serie A championship.

Substitute Andrade broke the deadlock with a deftly chipped shot over goalkeeper Felipe before Neymar scored in almost identical fashion four minutes from time at Santos’ Vila Belmiro Stadium Wednesday, reports Xinhua.

Neymar praised his younger teammate but admitted the teenager needed to keep his emotions in check after he received a yellow card for removing his shirt after scoring.

“I told him to clam down - that there was on need to get so excited,” Neymar said.

“But he showed that he has plenty of talent and is going to be a great player.”

In other games, Ronaldinho’s Atletico Mineiro defeated Sao Paulo 1-0, Vasco da Gama beat Palmeiras 3-1, Corintians drew 1-1 with Ponte Preta while Flamengo overcame Portuguesa 2-0 away.

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