Two goals scored in the first half gave Brazil victory over the US. Neymar gave Brazil an easy 2-0 victory over the United States in a friendly match that was played in New Jersey held on Friday.
Firmino put the visitors ahead after 11 minutes when he tapped a volley home from close range after fine work on the right wing from Douglas Costa. Brazil doubled their lead two minutes before half-time from the penalty spot after Fabinho was adjudged to have been tripped in the box by Wil Trapp. The visitors were ontop throughout.
After 51 minutes, Neymar almost made it 3-0 but Matt Miazga cleared off the line. Changes were made by several teams in the second half with Arthur, Lucas Paqueta, Everton and Richarlison all making their debuts for Brazil.
“A friendly is important for us to prepare for the Copa America next year, that is our principal objective,” Alisson said. “Some lads had a chance to make their debut and the win was good for their confidence.
“I think we can get a lot better but we did a nice job today under the conditions. The pitch didn’t help but we managed to pass the ball well against a team that tried to pressure us. It was a good test.”
Next, Brazil is expected to play against El Salvador in Maryland on Sept. 11. While the United States will take on Mexico in Nashville on the same day.
Article sourced from Reuters