World Cup Qualifier: Brazil VS Paraguay

Brazil VS Paraguay
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Last night, Brazil welcomed Paraguay at Estadio Mineirao to play the World Cup Qualifier. The home team smashed the visitors by scoring four goals in this match. Moreover, Brazil have back to the winning way after a disappointing draw against Ecuador. They remain at the top of the table with 39 points. On the other hand, the Seleção are four points ahead of their biggest rival, Argentina.

Match Review

The five-time world champion Brazil faced Paraguay without their star boy Neymar Jr. In this match, the home team manager Tite set up the team formation with 4-3-3. He kept Philippe Coutinho in the starting XI after a long day. In the front, Tite used Raphinha and Vinicius Junior along with Matheus Cunha. On the other hand, the Paraguay manager Barros Schelotto played his team in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

However, the home team scored a goal at the very beginning of the match.  Raphinha scored that goal in the 3rd minute of the game. But after the VAR checking, the match referee ruled it out because of handball. Anyway, Raphinha hit again in the 28th minute with the help of Marquinhos. With his goal, the home team took the lead. Both teams couldn’t score more in the remaining minutes of the first half. So the first half ended in 1-0.

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Returning from the break, Brazil became more aggressive. As the home team, they dominated in the entire match. They had 77% possession of the ball. The home team also created many chances in the second half. As a result, Brazil doubled their lead in the 62nd minute. Midfielder Philippe Coutinho scored that brilliant goal from outside of the box.

Conceding two goals in the match, the visitors became messy on the field. Although they created some chances, they could not find the net. Moreover, the visitors conceded again just before the full-time. In the 86th minute, Brazil striker Antony netted the ball with the assist of Everton Ribeiro.

Two minutes later, the home team scored the fourth goal of the match. This time, Real Madrid and Brazil winger Rodrygo found the net. So after 90 minutes, Brazil won the match at the home ground.  Anyway, Brazil will play their next qualifier against Chile on March 24.