Gilette Brasil Global Tour
 
Played
May 30, 2016 2:30 AM BST
Dick's Sporting Goods Park — Denver, Colorado
Referee:‬ A. Castro‎
Attendance:‬ 11000‎
 
 
Jonas 2′
 
Gabigol 73′

Panama 0-2 Brazil: Jonas breaks goalscoring drought, Gabriel nets on debut

Jonas and Gabriel found the net for Brazil as they defeated Panama 2-0 in their final friendly before the Copa America Centenario.

By David Manuca

Philippe Coutinho
AFP

Brazil put in a dominant performance on Sunday as it secured a 2-0 win over Panama in their pre-Copa America Centenario warm-up game.

Jonas, called up as an injury replacement for Ricardo Oliveira, gave Brazil the lead inside two minutes at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Denver. 

It was the Benfica striker's first international goal since November 2011, when he scored a double in Brazil's 2-0 friendly win over Egypt. 

Debutant Gabriel doubled Brazil's lead in the second half to round out the win in their final friendly before facing Ecuador in its first Copa America group-stage match. 

Brazil also faces Haiti and Peru in Group B, while Panama must tackle Argentina, Chile and Bolivia in Group D of the special-edition tournament taking place in the United States. 

Brazil got off to a flying start and took the lead just under 120 seconds into the contest, after Jonas finished off a great passing move from the South American side.  

Panama managed to calm itself down after the early goal, and it was not until the 21st minute when Brazil had its next shot. Dani Alves had a long-range free kick saved by Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo before Willian had a shot from inside the area blocked by Felipe Baloy.

Renato Augusto should have put Brazil 2-0 up in the 32nd minute but his header from an Alves cross was directed just wide. 

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho had two chances in the space of a few minutes but hit both strikes wide as Brazil went into the halftime break with just a one-goal advantage. 

Coutinho turned provider in the second half for the recently introduced Hulk, but his close-range header was spectacularly kept out by the in-form Penedo. 

Brazil eventually doubled its advantage in the 73rd minute when Gabriel scored on his international debut, the Santos winger slotting the ball into the right-hand corner of the goal. 

Dunga also handed a Brazil debut to Rodrigo Caio with 10 minutes remaining as they ran out the closing stages of the game, while another debutante - Douglas Santos - played the 90 minutes.

Second-half substitute Kaka, who was called up as an injury replacement for Douglas Costa, was denied by Penedo in the 84th minute with a brilliant diving save.

Panama

27
J. Penedo
Goalkeeper
-
Adolfo Machado
Defender
-
F. Baloy
Defender
-
R. Miller
Defender
11
A. Cooper
Midfielder
34′ 46′
-
A. Henríquez
Midfielder
18′ 46′
-
G. Gómez
Midfielder
-
M. Camargo
Midfielder
78′
-
R. Buitrago
Midfielder
46′
-
L. Tejada
Striker
46′

Brazil

-
Alisson
Goalkeeper
2
Daniel Alves
Defender
65′ 77′
-
Douglas Santos
Defender
-
Gil
Defender
65′
22
Miranda
Defender
89′
17
Elias
Midfielder
30
Luiz Gustavo
Midfielder
46′
10
10
Renato Augusto
Midfielder
79′
22
Willian
Midfielder
49′ 64′
-
Jonas
Striker
2′ 64′

Substitutes

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Alex Rodríguez
Goalkeeper
-
J. Calderón
Goalkeeper
-
F. Escobar
Defender
32
H. Cummings
Defender
46′
-
Martín Gómez
Defender
-
V. Pimentel
Striker
46′
-
-
Quintero
Midfielder
46′
-
A. Arroyo
Striker
78′
-
R. Nurse
Striker
-
B. Pérez
Striker
46′

Substitutes

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Diego Alves
Goalkeeper
15
Marquinhos
Defender
7
Rodrigo Caio
Defender
79′
-
Fabinho
Defender
77′
8
Kaká
Midfielder
80′
-
Lucas Lima
Midfielder
64′
-
Gabigol
Striker
64′ 73′
-
Hulk
Striker
46′

Coach/Manager

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Tite
Coach
 
  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match