The Brazilian national team defeated Bolivia with 3-0 in the opening match of this edition of Copa America. The hosts of the tournament and the biggest favorite for winning the same didn’t dominate as everybody expected and have received negative critics from the crowd at several points of the match.
Though, they overcame the first obstacle and took all three points from this one, with the help of Philippe Coutinho who scored a brace and Everton.
Opening 45 minutes were pretty dull, and the fans didn’t see anything special during that part of the match. The Brazilian team was looking a bit slow and sloppy, while on the other side, the Bolivians were defending, without too many thoughts regarding the offense.
But a brief spark of Barcelona’s forward provided a two-goal advantage for the hosts. At first, he converted a penalty five minutes into the second half. The referee used a VAR system to check out one situation, afterward pointing towards the penalty kick spot.
Just three minutes after that, Coutinho added one more goal to his account. It was a header from a nearby, which gave a comfortable lead to Selecao.
Morumbi was pretty silent last night, and there wasn’t too much of the famous Brazilian atmosphere in the stands.
Everton closed the match with a nice shot from outside the box, sealing this victory for his team, who needs to improve a lot in order to win this tournament.
The next match of Tite’s guys is against Venezuela this Tuesday, while Bolivia faces Peru on the same day.