Neymar does a Zidane: Watch Brazilian star get a red label for headbutt in Copa America

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Santiago: Brazil luminary Neymar was sent off as a five-time universe champions crashed to a 1-0 Copa America improved opposite Colombia here on Wednesday.

In marvellous scenes after a final whistle, Neymar was shown a red label after an nauseous m�lange involving players of both sides in that he seemed to aim a headbutt during Colombia goalscorer Jeison Murillo.

Colombia striker Carlos Bacca was also shown red following a dispute during a finish of a mad Group C battle.

Brazil's brazen Neymar (L) argues with Chilean arbitrate Enrique Osses during their Copa America. AFPBrazil's brazen Neymar (L) argues with Chilean arbitrate Enrique Osses during their Copa America. AFP

Brazil’s brazen Neymar (L) argues with Chilean arbitrate Enrique Osses during their Copa America. AFP

Neymar had already ensured he would skip Brazil’s final initial turn diversion opposite Venezuela on Sunday by collecting his second yellow label of a contest for a counsel sport in a initial half.

Three teams — Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela — now have 3 points in Group C.

Neymar’s Brazil and Barcelona team-mate Dani Alves lashed out during Chilean arbitrate Enrique Osses following a defeat.

“Referees have to stop meditative that they are a stars, a stars are not them — they are there to control a game,” Alves fumed.

“We are used to this in South America — everybody here is opposite Brazil.”

Alves also indicted Colombia’s players of seeking to incite Neymar, 12 months after a striker suffered a damaged vertebra during a dual teams’ inclement World Cup final 8 battle.

“They know a celebrity of Neymar and they went in hunt of him,” he said.

“They attempted to incite him and make him nervous.”

Victory was honeyed for Colombia, who were subjected to rough-house strategy from Brazil final year during a World Cup in a 2-1 quarter-final exit, a compare scarred by a whopping 54 fouls.

“We had a good gameplan and it worked today,” pronounced Colombia’s Real Madrid star James Rodriguez.

“Four days ago we mislaid to Venezuela when we played well, tonight we played good and kick Brazil, infrequently it happens like that.”

A pulsating opening 45 mins saw Colombia gradually get on tip after a raging start dominated by defence.

Brazil, who brought in Thiago Silva during center-back in place of David Luiz, shielded in abyss throughout, dropping behind in numbers and frustrating Colombia’s attack.

Colombia also gave no quarter, with defensive midfielder Carlos Sanchez violation adult Brazil’s attacks in midfield and restricting a five-time universe champions to frequency any shots on goal.

Colombia solemnly began to get a improved of their opponents however, and shortly started to threaten.

A Sanchez shot deflected only far-reaching of Brazilian defender Miranda only after a half-hour symbol and afterwards on 36 mins a breakthrough came.

Cuadrado’s teasing free-kick from a right side forsaken into a area and when Brazil unsuccessful to clear, Murillo was on palm to purloin in a low shot past Jefferson.

Chelsea star Cuadrado competence have doubled Colombia’s lead on 43 mins yet wastefully shot far-reaching after being teed adult by Teo Gutierrez’s apt backheel.

Brazil competence have grabbed a hardly deserved equaliser only before half-time yet when Dani Alves skipped transparent down a right and twisted a cranky into Neymar whose diving header was saved by David Ospina.

Neymar was requisitioned for doing a miscarry from Ospina’s save.

Brazil went for pennyless in a second half, bringing on Liverpool aggressive midfielder Philippe Coutinho for Fred, and immediately looked some-more melancholy as a result.

But they consumed a golden possibility to equalize on 58 mins when Bundesliga-based striker Roberto Firmino missed an open goal.

The round finished adult with Firmino after Ospina done a crush of a clearance. But with an open idea begging, Firmino — reportedly a summer send aim for Liverpool — blazed over a bar. AFP