Brazil fail to sparkle in 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia

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Brazil fail to sparkle in 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia

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Neymar and Gabriel Jesus caught the eye as Brazil claimed a 2-0 friendly win over 10-man Saudi Arabia in in an entertaining friendly in Riyadh on Friday.



Jesus, who endured a difficult World Cup, was making his first post-Russia 2018 appearance and he looked particularly sharp as he opened the scoring, before Alex Sandro rounded things off in stoppage time.

An entertaining first half, which was full of flamboyancy from both teams, culminated in Neymar setting the Manchester City star up for his 11th senior international goal in the 43rd minute. The hosts failed to build on first-half promise after the break and Brazil were completely dominant, eventually adding to the score with an Alex Sandro header after goalkeeper Mohammed Al Owais’ red card for handling outside the area.

Brazil had scored 16 goals in their four previous wins against the Saudis but the home side matched the visitors, particularly in midfield, for most of the game.

Brazil had the better of the first half and Jesus finally broke the deadlock just two minutes from halftime when he ran on to an inch-perfect pass from Neymar and slotted the ball home from an angle.

Forward Neymar was again Brazil’s best player but his teammates let him down with their finishing as Saudi Arabia came into the match in flashes more in the second period.

The hosts could not score, however, and it fell to Sandro to give the scoreline a more realistic look when he headed home Neymar’s corner in the sixth minute of stoppage-time.

Brazil also had two efforts disallowed for offside and Saudi keeper Mohammed Al-Owais was sent off five minutes from time after VAR confirmed he handled the ball outside the box.

“We’re aware we need to get better, that we can do better,” Sandro said. “Obviously the climate was influential, we have new players who need to fit in, but we deserve congratulations.”



Brazil’s next game is against Argentina in Jeddah on Tuesday. The Argentines beat Iraq 4-0 on Thursday to extend their unbeaten run since the World Cup to three games.

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Category Sport | 2018/10/13 latest update at 6:00 PM
Source : Saudi Gazette | Photocredit : Google
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