In his second match, Brazil won the first win in the World Cup in Russia, with a 2-0 victory over San Nicolas in Costa Rica on Friday.
With Costa Rica’s second defeat, it is certainly a downfall.
Group E, Round 2:
Brazil-Costa Rica 2-0 (0-0)
St. Petersburg, 64 468 spectators, v: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
goalscorer: Coutinho (91th), Neymar (97th)
yellow card: Neymar (81th), Coutinho (81th) and Acosta (84th)
Philippe Coutinho – Willian (Douglas Costa, in the break), Gabriel Jesus (Fernandinho, 93), Neymar (Alan) – Fagner, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marcelo – Casemiro, Paulinho (Roberto Firmino, 68)
Keylor Navas – Cristian Gamboa (Francisco Calvo, 75th), Giancarlo González, Johnny Acosta, Oscar Duarte, Bryan Oviedo – Johan Venegas, David Guzman (Yeltsin Tejeda, 84th), Celso Borges, Bryan Ruiz – Marco Urena (Christian Bolanos, 54.)
Marcelo curled up to the door, Gabriel Jesus was sent to Coutinho, who passed him from five meters in the Navas’s legs (1-0).
97 minutes: Douglas Costa to Neymar, who fired directly from the goal (2-0).
The first half was in line with expectations as it did a great Brazilian supremacy, but this proved to be disastrous, but the South American team, who built the first set-up, was only likely to find the gate. A well-offensive rival sometimes came out of the grip, but it also led to a dangerous counterattack, but the gates were almost in no danger.
The second game started with massive Brazilian situations, but either Navas, or the crossbar or one of the defenders could always break away. They were in the lead as well, and the opponent just got out of his own space for moments. In the 78th minute Neymar was first sentenced to 11, and after his video analysis he withdrew his verdict.
The Brazilian continued to be in the lead, and with two late hits they managed to break Costa Rica and win the three points.