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Key Events

90' + 2'
Neymar
Assist
90' + 2'
Gabriel Jesus
Goal
87'
Marcelo
Assist
87'
Gabriel Jesus
Goal
82'
F. Gaibor
C. Gruezo
73'
M. Arroyo
J. Montero
72'
Neymar
Penalty Goal
70'
A. Domínguez
Yellow Card
67'
R. Ibarra
F. Caicedo
61'
Philippe Coutinho
Willian
61'
J. Paredes
Yellow Card
30'
Paulinho
Yellow Card
30'
J. Montero
Yellow Card
16'
M. Bolaños
Yellow Card
3
1
1
1

Stats

Possession
% %
4
9
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 5
Total Passes 302 493

Commentary

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Gabriel Jesus scored twice and won his side a penalty in his international debut, ensuring Tite a winning start as Selecao coach. Neymar scored the other in what is Brazil's first World Cup qualifying victory in Quito.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: ECUADOR 0-3 BRAZIL.
Neymar
Assist
Brazil
90' + 2' Neymar picks up the assist, but that was all in the individual skill of Jesus.
Gabriel Jesus
Goal
Brazil
90' + 2' MY WORD THIS KID IS SPECIAL! Gabriel Jesus with a remarkable turn atop the area before punishing a finish beyond the reach of Dominguez as he nets a brace on his debut!
90' There will be two minutes added on at the end of this match.
Marcelo
Assist
Brazil
87' Marcelo provides the assist.
Gabriel Jesus
Goal
Brazil
87' STUNNER! Oh my is that ever special from the teenager! He gets on the end of a cross in from Marcelo and tucks an incredible back-heel finish through the legs of Dominguez for his first international goal!
86' SMART SAVE! Important piece of goalkeeping there from Dominguez to deny Coutinho at the near post following a clever bit of interplay. That would have removed all doubt, but Ecuador are still in it with a chance to steal a point late.
84' STAT: Brazil have won just two of their last eight World Cup qualifiers (D4, L2).
F. Gaibor
C. Gruezo
Ecuador
82' Fernando Gaibor replaces Gruezo in Ecuador's final change.
80' Ecuador are playing well despite finding themselves down a man. Brazil have reverted into a shell in an attempt to see this one out - a dangerous strategy that has seen them come under a bit of pressure over the last few minutes.
78' INCREDIBLE STRIKE! That would have been some equaliser from Bolanos, who has a go from 25 yards and makes exceptional contact with his effort, forcing Alisson into a smart save - his toughest of the night without a doubt!
76' ECUADOR DOWN TO 10 MEN! Paredes protests, but he's in the wrong here. He gets his studs up on Renato as he lunges into a standing challenge, and the referee produces a second yellow card!
74' STAT: Ecuador are winless in their last seven matches against Brazil across all competitions (D2, L5), dating back to a 1-0 victory in Quito in a November 2004 World Cup qualifier.
M. Arroyo
J. Montero
Ecuador
73' Ecuador make their second change as Michael Arroyo replaces Montero.
Neymar
Penalty Goal
Brazil
72' BRAZIL LEAD IN QUITO! Olympic hero Neymar is clinical from the spot, tucking the penalty away in the left corner to give the visitors a rare lead at altitude!
A. Domínguez
Yellow Card
Ecuador
70' BRAZIL AWARDED A PENALTY! Mina is caught flat-footed as Jesus sprints to get on the end of a throughball and arrives ahead of the keeper, before being tripped up by Dominguez - and the referee points straight to the spot!
69' Marquinhos and Miranda deserve a ton of credit for how well they have played at the back tonight. They've come under spells of intense pressure, and Ecuador's wide men have played a number of teasing deliveries into the area, but the centre-half pairing have been excellent in dealing with everything thrown at them.
R. Ibarra
F. Caicedo
Ecuador
67' Ecuador's first change sees Caicedo replaced by Renato Ibarra. The winger's arrival will see Valencia move into the now vacant position atop Ecuador's attack.
66' INCHES AWAY! Brazil nearing the elusive equaliser, as they grab the match by the horns. A cross in from the left is partially blocked, but it deflects kindly into the path of Marcelo. The left-back strikes first time, but his effort drifts agonisingly wide of the far post!
65' HAS TO BE IN! Brazil break beautifully on the counter and Renato gets on the end of the move. He has a clean look at goal from 10 yards, but gets the contact all wrong, lifting an effort high and wide of the near corner!
63' STAT: Ecuador have scored at least a goal in 17 successive World Cup qualifiers on home soil, dating back to a 1-0 defeat to Venezuela in October 2007.
Philippe Coutinho
Willian
Brazil
61' Brazil's first change sees Philippe Coutinho replace Willian.
J. Paredes
Yellow Card
Ecuador
61' Paredes lunges into a late challenge and he's booked for his efforts.
58' The tempo has slowed a bit as we approach the hour mark, and it appears as though substitutes are being prepared for both sides. There's a massive three points up for grabs, and they are very much there for the taking right now. Both sides are showing initiative, but neither have the edge as of yet.
56' Ecuador have a wonderful pace about them when they break forward, and are finding a ton of space out wide. Valencia has got into some excellent positions, but his quality has let him down time and time again. He's on a short leash, surely, with Jamie Ayovi and Fidel Martinez readily available off the bench.
54' After what was a fairly clean first half, the foul count is rapidly rising early in this second half as both sides up the physical tone of the match. The tackles are coming flying in now.
52' STAT: Brazil are unbeaten in their last five qualifiers (W2, D3), following their 2-0 opening round defeat to Chile back in October 2015.
50' Jesus is playing wise beyond his years up top. This is anything but a simple venue to be making an international debut, but he's acclimated himself brilliantly. Another strong run gets him into a shooting position, but he fails to test Dominguez.
48' Brazil enjoy the better start to the second half, controlling possession and looking to take the game to the hosts. They remain insistent on slowing the tempo whenever possible, however, wary of the pace Ecuador offer on the break.
46' Here we go again!
HALF-TIME: ECUADOR 0-0 BRAZIL. Some important last-ditch defending has kept the game scoreless through 45 minutes in Quito. La Tricolor have held the advantage as far as scoring chances, but it remains wonderfully poised ahead of the second half.
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added on at the end of this first half.
44' Another crucial intervention from Miranda, who does so well to climb above his man and head clear Ayovi's teasing cross. It runs through to Valencia on the far side, but once again the striker struggles to control properly as the chance goes begging.
42' STAT: Ecuador have scored 12 goals thus far in qualifying, joint-most along with Uruguay and Chile. Felipe Caicedo is the joint-leading scorer (four) along with Paraguay’s Dario Lezcano.
40' Well isn't this some turn of events! Renato is back out onto the pitch and running like nothing ever happened. Much ado about nothing, then, as Coutinho grabs his already warm seat on the bench.
38' Real worry here for Brazil as the stretcher and cart has to come on to take a distraut Renato off the pitch. His night surely appears to be done. Tough blow for the midfielder and Brazil, as Coutinho begins to warm up.
36' STRAIGHT AT THE KEEPER! Lovely individual run from Noboa after winning the ball back for himself. The Rostov midfielder has been in exceptional form, but he doesn't get the end product right here, sending a shot straight at Alisson from in close! Caicedo was shouting for a pass in the centre as well, in all sorts of space.
34' HEAVY TOUCH! Clinical, incisive passing from Ecuador following some great work from Ayovi to win the ball back in midfield. The hosts break quickly and decisively, but the final throughball for Montero is met by a heavy first touch as it runs just too far away from him!
32' STAT: Ecuador are unbeaten in 11 qualifying matches on home soil, dating back to a 2-1 defeat to Uruguay in October 2009.
Paulinho
Yellow Card
Brazil
30' Paulinho also goes in the book for his unnecessary theatrics following the coming together.
J. Montero
Yellow Card
Ecuador
30' Senseless from Montero who has his run shielded by Paulinho and retaliates with a shove to the back of the head of the Brazil midfielder in frustration. That's undoubtedly a yellow card.
29' CLOSE CALL! Jesus misses a chance by mere inches, but he rushed it a bit in the end as a result of the offside flag, which may have been wrongfully raised by the linesman.
28' The attacking approach adopted by these two sides couldn't be more different. Brazil are a bit narrow, looking to build slowly and patiently through the centre, while Ecuador are injecting pace into their attack whenever possible, keen to get after these two full-backs.
26' He cannot control! Good opportunity squandered there by Ecuador following a corner. The ball fell kindly for Valencia, but the new Everton player couldn't sort his footing and get a shot off, as his first touch is too strong, allowing Brazil to clear their lines.
24' VITAL FROM MINA! Stunning work from the centre-half who finds himself in a precarious position with Willian bearing down on him and no defenders around in support. The Chelsea winger has both Jesus and Neymar to his left, shouting for a pass, but Mina reads it brilliantly to intervene and knock the ball behind for a corner.
22' LIFTED OVER! Ecuador win a free-kick in a threatening position just to the right side of the penalty area. Bolanos' delivery runs through for Montero on the opposite side of the box, and the attacker cuts into the centre, around Dani Alves, before lifting a strike just over the bar!
20' STAT: Brazil are winless in their last four qualifying matches away from home, dating back to a 3-1 victory over Argentina in September 2009.
18' Brazil know how difficult it is to win at this venue - something they've yet to do in qualifying. Casemiro echoed these sentiments the other day, claiming Brazil will now come out and try to play attractive football. It's all about doing what they have to to get the result.
M. Bolaños
Yellow Card
Ecuador
16' Bolanos picks up the first yellow of the match with a hard challenge, sliding through the legs of Neymar who goes down in a heap.
15' Well he's not lacking in confidence! Jesus gets a rare touch of the ball in attack, and decides to try his luck from range as he finds himself stranded up top. He makes sweet contact with the ball and calls Dominguez into action, but the keeper is up to the task in the end.
13' Ecuador are so confident and composed in possession, really doing a nice job of keeping the ball and holding Brazil at arm's length. The visitors are trying to simply absorb the pressure they find themselves under.
11' There's a lovely pace about this match in the early going, and it has become incredibly stretched as both sides are quick to push the pace when they get in possession. Monteto continues to run rampant down the left flank, and it's becoming increasingly clear that Dani Alves is going to need some help to keep him out.
9' STAT: Brazil have kept four clean sheets in their last six matches against Ecuador (W4, D2).
7' Montero is having a field day early on, sprinting up and down the left flank to great effect. The Swansea attacker is making surprisingly easy work of Dani Alves, while providing some wonderfully inviting deliveries into the area.  Brazil are struggling to slow him.
5' STUNNING! Neymar provides an exceptional ball over the top for Gabriel Jesus, as the Ecuador defence struggles to deal with the debutant's pace. Jesus just slips in the end, however, falling backward as he strikes for goal, sending an effort harmlessly over the bar.
3' Ecuador - in their yellow tops, attacking right to left - enjoy a very positive start to the match, getting right after this accomplished Brazilian back-line. Caicedo gets on the end of the game's first chance, following a cross in from the left, but he can't make clean contact at the far post.
1' AND WE'RE OFF!
Up top it's Palmeiras teenager Gabriel Jesus who leads the line, earning his first international cap ahead of new Inter signing Gabriel, flanked by Willian and Olympic hero Neymar.
Tite's first Brazil XI looks a strong one, anchored by a strong back four of Dani Alves, Miranda, Marquinhos and Marcelo. The midfield trio left Tite room to maneuver, and he's opted to select ex-Tottenham midfield Paulinho alongside Casemiro and Renato Augusto, instead of Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho,
The back four is chalk-full of experience, headlined by skipper Walter Ayovi at left-back. Juan Carlos Paredes starts opposite him, with Gabriel Achilier and Arturo Mina at centre-half. Christian Noboa and 21-year-old Carlos Gruezo provide the support in midfield.
Very few surprises in Gustavo Quinteros' XI tonight. South American qualifying's leading scorer Felipe Caicedo leads the line, flanked by Jefferson Montero, Miller Bolanos and Enner Valencia. Fidel Martinez and Jamie Ayovi will provide attacking options off the bench.
SUBS: Grohe, Weverton, Gil, Luis, Geromel, Fagner, Carioca, Coutinho, Giuliano, Lima, Taison, Gabriel.
BRAZIL (4-3-3): Alisson; Alves, Miranda, Marquinhos, Marcelo; Paulinho, Casemiro, Renato; Willian, Neymar, Jesus.
SUBS: Azcona, Velasco, Ibarra, Martinez, Arroyo, Dreer, Arboleda, Orejuela, L. Caicedo, J. Ayovi, Ramirez, Gaibor.
ECUADOR (4-2-3-1): Dominguez; Paredes, Mina, Achilier, W. Ayovi; Gruezo, Noboa; Montero, Bolanos, E. Valencia; F. Caicedo.
CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS:
Ecuador enter this latest round of matches tied atop the table in Conmebol with Uruguay. Brazil sit in a sixth place as a result of their slow start to qualifying, but gap between the two sides is a measly four points – making tonight’s match that much more important.
With so many strong sides competing for four automatic qualifying spots in South America, the qualifying phase is as intense as it has ever been. Every point dropped could prove to be the difference between watching the 2018 World Cup or playing in it.
Hello and welcome to live coverage from the Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa in Quito as Ecuador play host to Brazil in this delectable World Cup qualifier!
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