Brazil Will Go as Far as Neymar Wants

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Brazil Will Go as Far as Neymar Wants

Brazil debuted in this summer's Copa America with a comprehensive and straightforward 3-0 win over Venezuela in Brasilia on Sunday evening.

The five-time world champions have come into this controversial edition of the competition as heavy favourites, and they showed exactly why as they kicked it off at home.

Paris Saint-Germain's Marquinhos opened the scoring midway through the first half and his club teammate Neymar doubled their lead after the hour mark. With just minutes left on the clock, Gabriel Barbosa added a third after coming off the bench.

Brazil debuted in this summer's Copa America with a comprehensive and straightforward 3-0 win over Venezuela in Brasilia on Sunday evening.

The five-time world champions have come into this controversial edition of the competition as heavy favourites, and they showed exactly why as they kicked it off at home.

Paris Saint-Germain's Marquinhos opened the scoring midway through the first half and his club teammate Neymar doubled their lead after the hour mark. With just minutes left on the clock, Gabriel Barbosa added a third after coming off the bench.

Neymar impressed from the off and could have had any number of assists to his name as he created countless chances, but Richarlison was wasteful in front of goal.

After umpteen missed chances, it was a defender in Marquinhos who gave them their lead, and they would only get their second from the penalty spot in the second half.

The chances kept coming though in a dominant showing from the hosts, and Gabigol was on hand to put some extra gloss on the scoreline in the last minute of the 90.

Tite's side forced the rest of the continent to sit up and take note, sending a message that they are hungry for success at this summer's Copa America.

Source: MARCA