Coutinho double gives brazil a confident start in Copa America




coutinho celebrates goal

Philippe Coutinho netted twice as hosts Brazil kicked off their Copa America campaign with a 3-0 victory over Bolivia.
The Brazilians opened the tournament in Sao Paulo and were able to control and own the game despite the loss of their injured star forward Neymar.

The selecao had created more attempts at the beginning of the game but the brilliance to finish off didn’t connect.
Efforts from Roberto Firmino and Thiago Silva also came from the corner kicks without results. .
Richarlison’s strike from inside the area hit the arm of Jusino and, after a VAR review, Coutinho converted from the spot.
The ex-Liverpool man then doubled the lead with a header just three minutes later.
Bolivia were increasingly over-run and had no way back when substitute Everton Soares fired into the far corner in the 85th minute to wrap up the comfortable victory.

A penalty five minutes into second half broke the deadlock for the Brazilians as coutinho open the score. The penalty came as a result of VAR review on a handball on the arm of the bolivian player Jusino.

Shortly after, the barcelona star quickly doubled the lead with a header from the side of the net to give his team 2 nil lead.


Bolivia were increasingly over-run and had no way back when substitute Everton Soares fired into the far corner in the 85th minute to wrap up the comfortable victory.




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