Month: September 2019

Neymar Save Brazil from Defeat

The Brazilian national team failed to win in a friendly against Colombia this morning. In that match, both teams played equally strong after the match ended with a score of 2-2.

Casemiro put Brazil ahead in this match before Luis Muriel responded with two goals in the first half. Luckily at the start of the second half, Neymar managed to equalize.

The match, which was held at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, was fierce. Both teams are both downgrading the attacking game scheme since the beginning of the match.

After the buying and selling attack occurred, Casemiro managed to open the host advantage in minute 19. Starting from Neymar’s corner, the Real Madrid midfielder managed to gore the ball perfectly into the goal Ospina. Score 1-0 for the superiority of the Brazilian national team.

Casemiro’s goal made Colombia even more encouraged. They increase the intensity of their attacks, and five minutes into the malls they get a golden opportunity after they get a penalty. Luis Muriel who was appointed as the executor successfully deceived Ederson, so the position became 1-1.

These goals make Colombia increasingly confident. As a result at minute 34 Muriel again listed his name on the scoreboard. Through a counter-attack scheme, Daniel Zapata gave Muriel a measured pass which was coolly resolved by the striker. Position changed to 2-1 for the benefits of Colombia.

Left behind by one goal, Brazil tried to continue to press Colombia, but until the first half ended, the position remained 2-1 to excel Colombia.

Second round

Left behind one goal in the first round, Brazil immediately step on the gas. They immediately launched consecutive attacks on the Colombian goal, so the Los Cofeteros defense was rather overwhelmed.

After several attempts, Brazil finally equalized in the 58th minute. Starting from Daniel Alves’s gastric pass, the ball landed at Neymar’s feet and was completed well by the attacker. Score back into a draw 2-2.

Difficult to compensate for the Brazilian game, Carlos Queiroz made two changes. He pulled out Roger Martinez and Mateus Uribe to be replaced by Luis Diaz and Jefferson Lerma.

In this second round, the tempo of the game began to decline. Both teams are still equally attacking, but not with high intensity.

Entering the 80th minute, the two coaches make changes again. In the Colombian camp, John Medina, Luis Muriel, Daniel Zapata and Juan Cuadrado were withdrawn and replaced by Orlando Berrio, Luis Orejuela, Rafael Borre and Yairo Moreno.

While in the Brazilian national team, Tite pulled out Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Richarlison to be replaced by Bruno Henrique, Lucas Paqueta and David Neres.

In the rest of the first half there was only one dangerous chance from Colombia through Luis Diaz, but that chance failed to convert into goals. Score 2-2 last until the referee blows the whistle to mark the end of the match.

After this match Brazil will hold a trial match against Peru on Wednesday (11/9) morning, while Colombia will hold a trial party against Venezuela on the same day.

Composition of Players Both Teams

Brazil (4-3-3): Ederson; Sandro, Silva, Marquinhos, Alves; Coutinho (Henrique 80 ‘), Casemiro, Arthur; Neymar, Firmino (Paqueta 82 ‘), Richarlison (Neres 84’)

Colombia (4-3-3): Ospina; Tesillo, Mina, Sanchez, Medina (Orejuela 78 ‘); Uribe (Lerma 61 ‘), Barrios, Cuadrado (Moreno 87’); Martinez (Diaz 61 ‘), Zapata (Borre 83’), Muriel (Berrio 68 ‘)

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