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Czech Republic 1-3 Brazil: Firmino and Jesus score in comeback victory

Gabriel Jesus scores his first goal of the night in Prague
Gabriel Jesus scored his 12th and 13th goals for his country

Premier League duo Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Jesus scored the goals as Brazil came from behind to beat the Czech Republic in a friendly in Prague.

Liverpool's Firmino seized on an error to slot in the equaliser after David Pavelka's opener for the home side.

Manchester City forward Jesus added two in the last 10 minutes to win the game.

Both were close-range efforts - the first following David Neres' low ball and the second a neat finish after his initial effort had been saved.

Brazil's South American rivals Argentina were without Lionel Messi, but beat Morocco 1-0 in a friendly thanks to Angel Correa's late goal.

Lionel Scaloni's side, who were beaten 3-1 in Venezuela on Friday, struggled without Barcelona forward Messi, who suffered an injury in last week's defeat on what was his first international match since the 2018 World Cup.

But substitute Correa gave them the win seven minutes from time, running across the face of goal before hooking the ball back across goalkeeper Yassine Bounou and into the net.

Paulo Dybala led the attack on Tuesday in place of the absent Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel di Maria.

In other friendlies, Jonathan Kodja's last-gasp penalty gave Ivory Coast a 1-0 win over Liberia in Abidjan, while Nigeria beat Egypt 1-0 with Danish-based striker Paul Onuachu scoring after nine seconds in Asaba following a defensive blunder.

Egypt were again without Mohamed Salah, who missed the weekend trip to Niger after being given permission to stay in Liverpool.

But his club-mate Sadio Mane conjured up a superb individual goal for Senegal, slaloming through the Mali defence to score an 87th-minute winner as they triumphed 2-1 in Dakar.

Line-ups

Czech Rep

  • 23Pavlenka
  • 5Coufal
  • 3CelustkaSubstituted forKudelaat 59'minutes
  • 17Suchy
  • 22NovakSubstituted forGebre Selassieat 45'minutes
  • 15Soucek
  • 11PavelkaSubstituted forKralat 69'minutes
  • 12Masopust
  • 8DaridaSubstituted forFrydekat 56'minutes
  • 7ZmrhalSubstituted forJanktoat 84'minutes
  • 19SchickSubstituted forVydraat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Kolar
  • 2Kaderábek
  • 4Gebre Selassie
  • 6Kalas
  • 10Frydek
  • 13Kral
  • 14Jankto
  • 16Koubek
  • 18Kudela
  • 20Vydra
  • 21Skoda

Brazil

  • 1Alisson
  • 13Danilo
  • 4Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 5CasemiroBooked at 24minsSubstituted forArthurat 71'minutes
  • 21RicharlisonBooked at 37minsSubstituted forNeresat 63'minutes
  • 18Marques Loureiro
  • 10Tolentino Coelho de LimaSubstituted forSousa Soaresat 45'minutes
  • 11CoutinhoSubstituted forGabriel Jesusat 72'minutes
  • 20FirminoSubstituted forFabinhoat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Miranda
  • 6Telles
  • 7Neres
  • 8Arthur
  • 9Gabriel Jesus
  • 14Fagner
  • 15Fabinho
  • 16Militão
  • 17Felipe Anderson
  • 19Sousa Soares
  • 22Pereira da Silva
  • 23Ederson
Referee:
Ovidiu Hategan
Attendance:
19,166

Match Stats

Home TeamCzech RepAway TeamBrazil
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Czech Republic 1, Brazil 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Czech Republic 1, Brazil 3.

Gabriel Jesus (Brazil) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ondrej Kudela (Czech Republic).

Foul by Allan (Brazil).

Tomas Soucek (Czech Republic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Czech Republic 1, Brazil 3. Gabriel Jesus (Brazil) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Gabriel Jesus (Brazil) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Allan.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Marek Suchy.

Substitution

Substitution, Brazil. Fabinho replaces Roberto Firmino.

Gabriel Jesus (Brazil) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alex Kral (Czech Republic).

Offside, Brazil. Everton tries a through ball, but Gabriel Jesus is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Czech Republic. Jakub Jankto replaces Jaromir Zmrhal.

Goal!

Goal! Czech Republic 1, Brazil 2. Gabriel Jesus (Brazil) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by David Neres.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Marek Suchy.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Theodor Gebre Selassie.

Attempt blocked. Gabriel Jesus (Brazil) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marquinhos.

Attempt saved. David Neres (Brazil) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Arthur with a through ball.

Alex Sandro (Brazil) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lukas Masopust (Czech Republic).

Everton (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vladimir Coufal (Czech Republic).

Substitution

Substitution, Brazil. Gabriel Jesus replaces Coutinho.

Substitution

Substitution, Brazil. Arthur replaces Casemiro.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Martin Frydek.

Substitution

Substitution, Czech Republic. Alex Kral replaces David Pavelka.

Foul by Danilo (Brazil).

Tomas Soucek (Czech Republic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Czech Republic. Jaromir Zmrhal tries a through ball, but Matej Vydra is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Brazil. David Neres replaces Richarlison.

Foul by Everton (Brazil).

Theodor Gebre Selassie (Czech Republic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Jirí Pavlenka.

Attempt saved. Coutinho (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Czech Republic. Ondrej Kudela replaces Ondrej Celustka because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ondrej Celustka (Czech Republic) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Czech Republic. Martin Frydek replaces Vladimir Darida because of an injury.

Offside, Brazil. Everton tries a through ball, but Roberto Firmino is caught offside.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 26th March 2019

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