Friday, 7 October 2016


Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino scores for Brazil as Neymar suffered blooded face in their win over Bolivia.

Brazil hammered Bolivia 5-0 in World Cup qualifiers on Thursday, giving coach Tite his third successive win in the most convincing performance from the five-time world champions for some time.

Bolivia had not won a world cup qualifier away from home since 1993 but Brazil were still excellent, particularly in the first half, when they scored four of their five goals.

Neymar, who was substituted late on after receiving a nasty blow to the side of his head from a flailing elbow, opened the scoring after just 10 minutes when he dispossessed Ronaldo Raldes on the half way line and then worked a one-two with Gabriel Jesus, who left him with a simple tap in.

Philippe Coutinho doubled their lead 15 minutes later when he capitalized on great work from Giuliano and Dani Alves to poke home from close range.
Filipe Luis started the move for the third in his own half and after feeding Neymar, got the return pass and slotted the ball inside Carlos Lampe's near post.

Gabriel Jesus gave them a 4-0 lead two minutes before half-time when he chipped Neymar's pass over Lampe. 
Firminho who came in as a substitute scored the fifth from a corner after 75 minutes. This victory put Brazil in second place in the 10-team South American qualifying group.

It has been a long time since Brazil coach had the pleasure of being hailed as a hero by fans, but cries of 'ole, ole, ole, ole..... Tite! Tite!' reflect what a fine start the former Corinthians boss made.
Only three games after getting job and winning his third consecutive match for Brazil, nearly all 30,000 supporters at the Arena das Dunas in sunny Natal, the Country's Northeast, reflected the national mood.

Tite spoke of his surprise at having his name chanted so soon into his tenure, saying " I leave tonight happy due to the warmth and heartfelt acceptance of the fans.
"Everyone of my players worked hard and we have to be happy with our performance.
"Of course, I'm delighted, but they could have also screamed the name of the physiotherapist, who has worked wonders in recuperating my players."



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