Monday, 25 June, 2018

Austria 0 Brazil 3: Jesus, Neymar, Coutinho on target

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Sidney Guerrero | 13 June, 2018, 03:28

Coutinho drilled a low, long-range effort that drew a fine save from Heinz Lindner and the Austria goalkeeper brilliantly denied Paulinho with his feet shortly after Thiago Silva planted a Neymar corner wide.

After scoring a peach of a goal on his injury-return against Croatia in a World Cup warm-up game, he scored another stunning goal on his first start in four months after recovering from a metatarsal injury. The PSG talisman was at his brilliant best as he toyed around with defenders before scoring the second goal for Brazil after Gabriel Jesus scored the opener.

Five time world champions Brazil wrapped up their preparations for the World Cup with an impressive 3-0 win against Austria in Vienna.

"If [Austria] opens up in defence, 'go for it, ' I told him at the break".

For Tite, however, fouling the opponents means his team has wasted a chance to win back possession of the ball and start a new attack.

The first scare came in the third minute following a late tackle from behind by midfielder Alessandro Schoepf.

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Each time, Neymar remained sitting on the pitch and holding his left ankle with a painful face, though he eventually got up and didn't looked hampered during play.

Before departing to Russia, Brazil defeated Austria 3:0 in a friendly match.

While his ultimate goal will be to catch a fellow Santos icon in Pelé, as the three-time World Cup victor stands clear at the top of the list with 77. The Brazilian squad will hold a public training on June 12.

He will lead the line for Brazil at the World Cup and Tite wouldn't have any second thoughts about that after today.

During the tournament's group stage, Brazil will play in Group E against Switzerland (June 17, Rostov-on-Don), Costa Rica (June 22, St. Petersburg) and Serbia (June 27, Moscow, Spartak Stadium).

The image below provides an overview of the 2018 FIFA World Cup prediction by Goldman Sachs.

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