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Neymar Embraces Pitch-Invading South Africa Fan (PICTURE)

06/03/2014 09:25 GMT | Updated 06/03/2014 09:59 GMT

A Neymar hat-trick wasn't the most memorable moment of Brazil's comfortable 5-0 defeat over South Africa in Johannesburg, as a young pitch invader stole the headlines.

Rather than be manhandled by overzealous stewards after he crossed the white line, the young supporter was allowed to pose for pictures with Barcelona forward Neymar and was lifted into the air by the Brazilian side.

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One for the scrapbook: Neymar made a young fan's day

Oscar got the ball rolling for the Seleção on 10 minutes before Neymar grabbed his first just before half-time.

The Barcelona star took just seconds after the re-start to score again, and after Fernandinho got in on the act, Neymar completed his treble in injury time.

The 22-year-old has now scored 30 goals in 47 internationals for Brazil - leaving him just two goals outside the country's all-time top-10 scorers.

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