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Philippe Coutinho
2 - 1
Own Goal
1 - 1
1 - 0

Match Stats

62% 37%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 0
Total Passes 673 393
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Brazil BRA Brazil 18 12 5 1 41 11 +30 41 W D D W W
2 Uruguay URU Uruguay 18 9 4 5 32 20 +12 31 W D W D L
3 Argentina ARG Argentina 18 7 7 4 19 16 +3 28 W D D D L
4 Colombia COL Colombia 18 7 6 5 21 19 +2 27 D L D D W
5 Peru PER Peru 18 7 5 6 27 26 +1 26 D D W W W
6 Chile CHI Chile 18 8 2 8 26 27 -1 26 L W L L W
7 Paraguay PAR Paraguay 18 7 3 8 19 25 -6 24 L W L W L
8 Ecuador ECU Ecuador 18 6 2 10 26 29 -3 20 L L L L L
9 Bolivia BOL Bolivia 18 4 2 12 16 38 -22 14 L D W L W
10 Venezuela VEN Venezuela 18 2 6 10 19 35 -16 12 W D D D L


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Intercontinental Play-off


And that will do it! Brazil get a hard-earned three points thanks to goals from Miranda and Neymar, which sandwiched an own-goal from Marquinhos. That puts them one point behind Conmebol leaders Uruguay who also won on the night. Colombia can have few complaints, they simply did not threaten enough. That's all from us folks, thanks for tuning in! 
Colombia charge forward in hope of one last chance, or one mistake from Brazil. However, there's simply no way into the area for them, as the hosts get all 10 outfield players back inside their own half. 
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The substitute Guiliano gets booked for an over-eager challenge. 
Marcelo charges forward as Brazil use attack as the best form of defence, keeping the ball far away from Alisson's goal. It hasn't been a vintage performance from the Selecao, but theyh will get the result that they deserve. 
Brazil are playing this one out in complete control, with Colombia unable to get a hold of the ball to launch one or two last attacks. It looks like a vital three points in the offing for Tite's men.
Gabriel Jesus
Taison is the latest sub to enter the fray, with Gabriel Jesus going off. 
OOOH if Coutinho had managed to keep that one in play, Colombia would have been in real trouble! The Liverpool man was away on the right flank, but couldn't sort out his feet in time. 
M. Moreno
L. Muriel
Marlos Moreno has been brought on in place of Muriel. 
Getting a little frantic now from Colombia, as they launch a few sequences in possession in a bid to carve open the defence, However, Brazil are ready for everything that is being thrown their way. 
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Marcelo dives in with two feet to send Cuadrado flying near the touchline. The full-back got the ball cleanly, but going in like that is always reckless, and the referee pulls out the yellow card. 
COUTINHO SHOULD HAVE WRAPPED IT UP! The ball dropped nicely for him after he races into a challenge, but he appeared to wait too long to pick his target after finding his way into the box, and a deflection takes the ball out. 
A long punt forward from the Brazilian defence suddenly requires Ospina to race outside his goal to clear ahead of Gabriel Jesus, with the Arsenal man doing so in an unorthodox but effective fashion. 
BRAZIL HAVE THE LEAD AGAIN! Neymar comes to his side's rescue once more, taking a Coutinho pass on the turn to slam a low shot beyond Ospina and into the bottom corner! It's 2-1!
Philippe Coutinho
Impact off the bench from Coutinho to set up that goal. 
R. Martínez
C. Bacca
Roger Martinez has been introduced, and Bacca is the man to make way. 
Zenit midfielder Guiliano is on for Paulinho. 
Marcelo squares up against Medina down the flank, but the Colombia defender reads the intentions of the Real Madrid man and makes a strong challenge to put the ball out of play. 
Barrios holds onto the ball for a beat before attempting to release Cuadrado with a dagger pass that requires a fine interception from Marcelo to bring things back to normal for Brazil. 
Philippe Coutinho
Coutinho does enter the fray, and it's Willian who makes way. The Liverpool man will slot right into his Chelsea counterpart's vacated spot on the right side of the front three for now. 
Probably the most likely candidate to inject some life into this Brazil side is Coutinho, who is on the bench. A misplaced pass from Marcelo to Willian just about sums up their current state of play. 
The tempo has really been sucked out of this one, and it's getting the home fans a little restless here. We've got less than half hour to go now, and it's all square between Brazil and Colombia. 
The longer this score stays as is, the more confidence Colombia will get. Apart from that last opening, Brazil have really struggled to create clear cut chances despite their dominance of the ball. 
INTO THE ARMS OF OSPINA! Willian makes a drive from the centre and sprays a great ball through for Renato Augusto, but the midfielder can't bring it under his control in time to really angle a finish. 
J. Cuadrado
M. Torres
Torres is off and on comes Cuadrado. 
SIDE NETTING! That had half the crowd fooled that it was in, as James did just enough to lay the ball off to the charging Muriel, who lashes a powerful effort past Alisson, but into the outside of the goal. 
There's been a few rough challenges from Colombia in this game, as they try to contain Brazil whenever they up the tempo. Neymar has already been upended three times by such tackles. 
Brazil are on the attack once again, as Neymar threads one through to Gabriel Jesus, who can't get a shot away. The ball eventually breaks for Marcelo, whose volley sails high and wide. 
The second half is here. 
The first half ends with each side registering a goal from a set-piece. Miranda opened the scoring with one of the first kicks of the game, but Brazil were unable to press home there advantage any more as a Marquinhos own-goal brought Colombia back in it. It's 1-1 at the interval. Stay tuned for the restart in just a bit. 
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Booking for Neymar for his role in that last incident, and that will surely be it. 
Neymar goes hurtling forward before being brought back down to earth by Jeison Murillo's crunching challenge. Both players collapse, and the stretcher is brought out onto the pitch, but it appears that they'll be alright. 
The tempo has died down here as the first half winds down. Alves makes a darting run down the right-hand side that isn't spotted by the man in possession, and Brazil are unable to manufacture another attack. 
One apiece as we head to the half-time break, and it will surely be Colombia who are the happier side, given their lack of final-third action, and the fact that they're playing away from home. 
STINGER! Some interplay at the edge of the Colombia box sees the ball laid off for the charging Neymar, who lashes one on goal that forces Ospina to get down low to parry, with the loose rebound cleared! 
Disappointment for Brazil to let that one in with under 10 minutes to go untll half-time, particularly given the amount they've dominated this game in terms of possession and build-up. 
Own Goal
MARQUINHOS TURNS IT INTO HIS OWN NET! James' delivery from a set-piece causes all sorts of problems in the Brazil penalty area, and under pressure from Sanchez, he heads beyond Alisson! 
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Paulinho is booked for the handball in the lead-up to that non-goal.
GOAL RULED OUT! Neymar sends a searching ball into the area that has Paulinho darting towards goal. The midfielder converts it on the fly, but he appeared to use his arm, and it's chalked off. 
A burst of acceleration from Neymar sees him past two players, but there's just not enough turf between him and Ospina for the Barca man to get a shot on goal. The keeper smothers that one. 
The left-hand side is proving a particular source of joy for Brazil, with Neymar and Marcelo combining at will to leave the likes of Medina stranded. 
Colombia really need to sort themselves out, as they've surrendered all possession to Brazil. The home side are nibbling around the penalty area, and could strike again if they're not careful. 
Excellent play from Willian to burst through the middle of the park and spray the ball wide for Gabriel Jesus, but the play breaks down with the striker unable to get enough support in time. 
We haven't seen a whole lot of Gabriel Jesus, who seems unsure of where to position himself whenever Neymar drifts centrally. He hasn't received much service from his teammates either. 
Paulinho does excellently to keep a hold of the ball and release Alves down the centre. The full-back eschews an early cross into Gabriel Jesus in favour of a pass out to Willian, which doesn't connect. 
Neymar bends a crossfield pass into the direction of Alves, who plays a first-time ball into the area, but Gabriel Jesus can't get there before Jeison Murillo, who gets rid of the danger for Colombia. 
Alisson plucks a James cross out of the air, and plays it short to restart play. Paulinho tries to get Marcelo going down the left-hand side, but there was a mix-up and he passes it out of play. 
Spell of possession for Colombia, which is making the home fans a little restless. There's also some cries of outrage after Casemiro appeared to make a legitimate tackle, only to be called for a foul. 
S. Medina
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Medina gets the first yellow card of the game to a roar of approval from the home fans after he upended Neymar in plain view of the referee on the far side of the pitch. 
There's a free-kick for Brazil about five yards outside the penalty area, and former Barca teammates Neymar and Dani Alves stand over it. It's the skipper who lets fly, but it's over the bar. 
Energising tempo to ths one, with both sides looking lively on the ball. No saves for either keeper as yet though, with the one true chance that led to the goal coming from a dead ball.
Colombia think they have a penalty as James goes down under contact from Miranda, but the referee had blown the whistle for a previous infraction, and the home side have a free-kick instead. 
Colombia are starting to grow into the game, and Medina hoists in a treacherous cross that needs a clearing header from Miranda. However, the danger is gone only momentarily as Bacca charges in to nod the ball over the bar. 
Easy does it here for Brazil, as they keep Colombia chasing shadows with their creative game. A lot of their play has been focused on getting the full-backs activated on the overlap. 
Colombia haven't been able to get a sniff of the ball so far, with Brazil passing with ease. Willian and Dani Alves already look to be a dangerous combination down the right-hand side. 
Neymar curled that corner towards the near post for the defender to do the rest. 
BRAZIL DRAW FIRST BLOOD! A dream start fo Tite and his team in front of their own fans. Neymar whipped in a corner, and Miranda leapt beyond his marker to pummel a header in!
Here we go!
Jose Pekerman makes only one alteration to the team that saw off Venezuela, and it's an enforced one. Daniel Torres serves a suspension, so in comes Wilmar Barrios to man the middle of the park. 
Tite, as expected, sticks with the same side that beat Ecuador five days ago. Gabriel Jesus, who scored twice in that game, leads the line, flanked by Neymar and Willian. Renato Augusto missed training on Saturday, but will still begin this match. 
Colombia (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Medina, Jeison Murillo, Oscar Murillo, Diaz; Barrios, Sanchez; James, Torres, Muriel; Bacca. 
Brazil (4-3-3): Alisson; Alves, Marquinhos, Miranda, Marcelo; Renato Augusto, Casemiro, Paulinho; Willian, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar. 
Colombia finished third at this summer's Copa, and are currently a point ahead of Brazil in the Conmebol standings, and a point behind leaders Argentina. With seven of 18 games played, and only two points separating first from sixth, every result counts. 
A 7-1 thrashing of Haiti aside, Brazil's Copa America campaign over the summer was miserable, as they failed to pass the group stages. They made up for it with Olympic gold on home soil though, restoring some confidence in the national team as Tite takes charge of his first game as Selecao boss on Brazilian soil. 
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Conmebol World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Colombia in Manaus. Only a point separates both sides in the table in the race to make Russia 2018. Stick with us for all the action.