Brazil beat Venezuela 3-0 in the opening match of the Copa America on Monday morning at the Garincha Stadium in Brasilia. Marquinhos, Neymar and Gabriel Barbosa scored for the current champions of the event.
After many tensions, Copa America has finally started. South American football governing body, CONMEBOL, chose Brazil as host two weeks ago despite its alarming COVID-19 figures, after Argentina and Colombia were dropped as co-hosts.
In the midst of the Corona panic, the host country, Brazil, started the magic of Neymar in the midst of the opposition of the countrymen.
The ball was in the possession of Brazil 62% of the time in the match. Shortly afterwards, Venezuela’s defensive end Brazil took 17 shots, six of which were aimed. One of the three shots taken by Venezuela, which was busy returning Brazil’s attack, was on target. Repeatedly attacking Brazil took 9 corners and Venezuela 4.
Brazil, who have won six of their eight World Cup qualifiers, were not in that rhythm at the start today. Coach Tito made three changes in the first eleven. After getting the first goal, Brazil got a chance to score one goal after another.
However, no goals were scored in the first half. Brazil’s second goal came from a penalty. Neymar scored the team’s second goal from the penalty spot in the 64th minute. And towards the very end of the game, Gabriel scored the third goal of the team in the 69th minute. Colombia beat Ecuador 1-0 in the other match of this group. In the group of five countries, Brazil has Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru.
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