Gabriel Jesus, Neymar, Coutinho Scores As Brazil Demolish Austria 3-0 In Warm Up Friendly

Gabriel Jesus, Neymar and Philippe Coutinho all scored as Brazil swept aside Austria 3-0 in their final World Cup warm-up game in Vienna.

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus who was on top of his game calmly curled past Heinz Lindner to open scoring for the Samba boys in the 35 minutes.

Neymar who made his first start since February, doubled the lead midway through the second half, slotting in after a nice piece of skill, before Barcelona midfielder Coutinho added the third goal shortly afterwards.

He latched onto a through ball from former Liverpool team-mate Roberto Firmino before sliding home.

The situation could have been worse for Austria, after Coutinho’s strike hit the bar with a delicate effort after 76 minutes, and Firmino denied by a fine save in the closing moments.

The victory means Brazil have gone unbeaten since June 2017, with a run of 10 games, and have kept 16 clean sheets in 21 games since Tite took over in June 2016.

The five-time world champions are drawn in Group E and would begin their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on Sunday, 17 June before facing Costa Rica and Serbia later.

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