Phillipe Coutinho scored a stunner to sent the visiting side at bay as the Brazilian side thrashed Argentina 3-0 in their 2018 World Cup qualifying duel.
Brazil recorded their fifth consecutive victory under new coach Tite to remain on top of South America’s qualification table. Brazil now head the 10-team round-robin competition with 24 points from 11 games.
The demolition started when Liverpool marksman Philippe Coutinho got the ball from the left wing in the 24th minutes of the game and cutting inside into scored a trademark rocket from range to score the first goal. After that, Neymar gave his side a comprehensive lead to make it 2-0 at the break with a lethal counter-attacking goal in added time. Former Tottenham man Paulinho then added a deflected third goal handing Brazil coach his fifth win since taking over from Dunga earlier this year.
Barcelona superstar Neymar took his tally to 50 goals in 74 games to become the fourth all-time highest top scorer for the Selecao.
Since coming into the side against Bolivia Coutinho looks to have discovered his form, he has given the sort of start and front line to which Liverpool fans have turned out to be all around accustomed throughout the last few seasons.
His strike halfway through the primary half was a fine refining of his best qualities, the perfect space to shoot, beautiful technique. In the last seven games for his national, Coutinho has scored five goals and now is turning about be a force to reckon with at this level. Let us take a look at the stunner here.
The Visitors, on the other hand, are on a run of four games without a win and currently sit sixth in the table outside the automatic qualification spots and even the play-off place. Edgardo Bauza’s side rarely looked like dominating the Selecao, unable to find space past an organized defence and making too many mistakes at the other end of the field to concede goals.
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