Neymar gives Brazil 3-1 win over Belarus

Neymar set up two goals and scored another off a free kick

Sunday to help Brazil beat Belarus 3-1 and advance to the

quarterfinals in men’s Olympic soccer.

Neymar scored with a right-footed shot in the 65th minute as

Brazil struggled to get near the Belarus goal despite controlling

possession at Old Trafford.

Belarus had taken the lead when Brazilian-born playmaker Renan

Bressan scored in the eighth minute, but Alexandre Pato tied it up

with a header in the 15th after a cross by Neymar. The Brazil star

also set up Oscar’s final goal in injury time.

The victory gives Brazil six points in Group C, three more than

Belarus.