from Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus and Chelsea’s Willian sent Brazil to the
top of the South American World Cup qualifying group in a thrilling 2-0 win
over Venezuela today at the
Estadio Metropolitano de Merida.
five-time World Cup winners opened the scoring 8 minutes into the game after
Gabriel capitalised on a mistake by Venezuela goalkeeper Daniel Hernandez who tried
to pass the ball to his centre half 30 yards from goal. Willian sealed the deal
for the Selecao at the 53rd minute after powering home a cross from
Renato Augusto.

Tite’s side will now face rivals
Argentina, who were humbled 1-0 at home by Paraguay. The match will take place
next month.