Brazil beat Bolivia with 2 goals from Coutinho


Brazil won the opening game of the Copa America, defeating Bolivia 3-0 in the Group A match, which was played in São Paulo.

In the stadium of the Morumbi, Philippe Coutinho, scored twice in the space of three minutes, at 50 and 53, the first of penalty and the after head, after crossing of Firmino.

Everton, on 85 minutes, replacing David Neres 4 minutes earlier, scored the last goal of the game, with a great shot at the edge of the area.

The Brazilians, who dominated the game, but had difficulties in scoring the first, against a Bolivia very closed in the defense, that dispensed with the attack.

Firmino and Thiago Silva could have scored in the first fifteen minutes, but were aimless, until the break, Brazil did nothing more, and players whistles exiting to the spas.

A hand of Adrian Jusino, at the beginning of the second part, pointed out by Nestor Pitana after consulting the VAR, and Coutinho did not waste to inaugurate the marker and shortly after he scored again.

Brazil slowed, but controlled the game, and reached the third, by Everton, one of the three players who entered the selection of Tite in the second part, in addition to Gabriel Jesus and Willian.

Brazil, returns to the field on Tuesday, against Venezuela, and seeks to win its ninth America’s Cup. The last one was conquered in 2007, and whenever it was host it won, as in 1919, 1922, 1949 and 1989.

Bolivia, once the winner of the World Cup in 1963, intends to pass the group stage.

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