It’s not just the Euro right now! The Copa América opened this Sunday evening in Brazil. And the Seleção did not miss its entry. In Brasilia, Tite’s men largely won against Venezuela (3-0). The stars of Paris SG have also shone. Marquinhos, upon receiving a corner kick kicked by Neymar and deflected by Richarlison, scored the first goal of the match, in fox surfaces in a first act dominated by the locals (1-0, 23rd).
An achievement which also earned him the man of the match trophy. Upon returning from the locker room, Neymar transformed a penalty obtained by Danilo (2-0, 64th). His 67th goal for his 104th selection. The Parisian n ° 10 has created a multitude of chances, sinning in the finish. On the other hand, he shone with the pass at the very end of the match. Launched deep on the left side, the Paulista, after eliminating his direct opponent, found Gabigol in the box.
Brazil unrolls, Colombia suffers
The latter only had to push the leather to the bottom of the nets of the chest (3-0, 89th). The Canarinha, convincing and resolutely offensive, therefore won a quiet success over the former Nantes player Fernando Aristeguieta and his partners, thus taking the lead of Pool B ahead of Colombia. The Cafeteros had a harder time getting rid of a catchy Ecuador on the side of Cuiaba and the Arena Pantanal, but we provided the essential.
It took a clever free-kick combination – a small ball from Juan Cuadrado and a mischievous header from Miguel Borja – to allow Edwin Cardona to score the one and only goal of the game just before the break (1 -0, 42nd). High-profile David Ospina took care of the rest. This Monday evening, on behalf of Group A, Lionel Messi’s Argentina plays Chile in Rio de Janeiro and Paraguay challenges Bolivia in Goiânia.