Copa America: Coutinho cap trap as Brazil squash Haiti
ORLANDO: Philippe Coutinho struck a cap trap and Renato Augusto scored twice as Brazil pounded Haiti 7-1 in their Copa America Centenario Group B match at the Citrus Bowl on Wednesday.
The outcome moves Brazil to four focuses from two amusements after they were held to a goalless attract their opener against Ecuador. The five-times title holders will finish their gathering stage against Peru on Sunday.
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For Haiti, playing in their first Copa America and their first ever focused amusement against the Selecao, an important event transformed into a taxing night where they were essentially not able to coordinate their rivals.
The Brazilians took control from the start with their Caribbean rivals attempting to shut down and confine their passing and development.
Coutinho went close in the 6th moment when he cut in from the left and his low shot constrained Johny Placide into a low spare.
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Genuine Madrid midfielder Casemiro then saw a risky long-extend drive redirected only wide as Brazil heaped on the weight.
Liverpool forward Coutinho at long last got the achievement in the fourteenth moment and in breathtaking style.
Filipe Luiz discovered Coutinho a lot of space with the Haiti barrier, lethally, permitting him to turn and unleash a relentless 20 yard drive.
After fifteen minutes Coutinho struck once more, this time in considerably more clear mold when Dani Alves crossed from the privilege, Jonas held off two shields and could slip the ball into the way of the 23-year-old who opened home from short proximity.
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Brazil were living it up with Willian rampaging forward and the midfield moving the ball around effortlessly.
Haiti had their snippets of positive play too, however it was their shielding and absence of robustness in midfield that left them again and again pursuing shadows.
The exact opposite thing French mentor Patrice Neveu’s side required was to blessing the Brazilians an objective and that is the thing that they did in the 35th moment when guardian Placide talented ownership to Alves, who crossed for Augusto to head home.
Gabriel Barbosa, a half-time substitute for Jonas, made it 4-0 in the 59th moment with an exact left-foot complete after Elias had broken from midfield and sustained him a pinpoint through ball.
Another substitute Lucas Lima headed in Dani Alves’ cross for the fifth in the 67th moment, retreating marginally before getting great force and accuracy to head past Placide.
Haiti’s fans at last had something to cheer however in the 70th moment when Max Hilaire’s low shot was parried out by Alisson and James Marcelin coolly changed over with a side-foot completion to the joy of the a huge number of Haitian fans.
At the flip side, Placide compensated for his before mistake with a splendid jumping recovery to keep out a rankling Willian shot that was heading into the top corner.
Augusto included the 6th when he grabbed a free go in midfield and walked through alone before driving past Placide and there was still time for Coutinho to finish his cap trap with a delightful twisting shot from 25 yards out in the last minutes.