Brazil Keeps Their Winning Start After A Barbosa Penalty


Brazil maintained a perfect start after Gabriel Barbosa scored a penalty, 5 minutes before the stoppage time.

They came from behind and won the game 3-1 against Venezuela on Thursday.

This Was The Ninth Win For Brazil

It was a ninth win from nine for the Selecao and extended their lead in the single South American qualifying group to eight points over unbeaten Argentina, who drew 0-0 in Paraguay.

Ramirez’s early goal gave Venezuela a shock lead in Caracas but Marquinhos equalized with a header before Barbosa’s late penalty.

Substitute Antony rubbed salt into Venezuela’s wounds 5 minutes into injury time to leave the hosts rooted to the bottom of the table.

Marquinhos stated that they had started the game poorly and that the second-half performance got them the result they wanted.

Shorn of the suspended Neymar, Brazil clearly missed his spark, dominating possession but creating little until their late rally.

Venezuela took a shock lead on 11 minutes when Yeferson Soteldo stood up a cross into the box and Ramiurez rose unmarked to head into the far corner. 

Brazil was almost level halfway through the first period but Everton Ribeiro’s attempted cross deflected off Ferraresi and onto the bar. 

Marquinhos rose to head home debutant Raphinha’s corner 19 minutes from time, although Venezuela’s goalkeeper Graterol should have done better but seemed to be deceived by the ball bouncing in front of him.

The turnaround was complete when Oscar Gonzalez tripped Barbosa in the box, with the striker calmly slotting the resulting spot-kick down the middle of the goal.

Leeds United’s Raphinha rounded off an impressive debut with a second assist for Antony to tap home from six yards with almost the last kick of the match.

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