Brazil too much for Yoshida's Japan

By SFC Media Fri 10 Nov International
Photo by Getty Images | Maya Yoshida

Brazil had too much class for Maya Yoshida's Japan in Lille on Friday afternoon as first-half goals from Neymar, Marcelo and Gabriel Jesus set up a comfortable 3-1 win for the Selecao.

In a rampant performance, Tite's side ended the game as a contest in just over half an hour. PSG forward Neymar had already scored one penalty and seen another saved another before Marcelo's thumping drive put them 2-0 up on 17 minutes.

Saints' Yoshida curled a free-kick onto the crossbar from 25 yards via a slight deflection off the head for Fernandinho only for Gabrlel Jesus to add a third shortly afterwards, rounding off an excellent team move from close range.

Tomoaki Makino's header gave the Samurai Blue hope on the hour mark but that was as good as it got for Yoshida and co. at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.