It may have only been against Panama, but Neymar and Brazil sent a big message to the world last night..
The Barcelona ace, who has the host nation’s hopes resting on his shoulders, turned in an inspired display in the 4-0 victory.
First, he got his side off the mark with a dipping free-kick, which marked the 200th goal of the 22-year-old’s career.
Then, after Dani Alves had doubled Brazil’s lead, Neymar turned provider for Hulk with a sublime back-heel assist.
The Samba star even had time to nutmeg an opponent and the referee before Chelsea’s Willian rapped up the game on 73 minutes.
World – you have been warned..