This Wednesday, the Brazil faced Tunisia in the round of 16 of the Sub 20 world and won the confrontation by 4 to 1. Marcos Leonardo opened the scoring with a penalty, Andrey Santos extended it in the first half, Matheus Martins scored the third in the final stretch and Andrey, once again, ended the match. Before the end, Tunisia declined with Ghorbel.
Shortly before the break, defender Robert Renan was expelled and forced Brazil to hold on for almost the entire final stage.
With the positive result, the Brazilian team qualifies for the quarterfinals of the championship and will now face the Israeli team, which dispatched Uzbekistan in the round of 16. The duel worth a place for Brazil in the semifinal will take place next Saturday, at 2:30 pm (Brasília time), in San Juan, Argentina.
What a first half!
Let’s go together in the final 45 minutes to stamp the spot for the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup
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Brazil started by going up and proposing the game against a more defensive opponent. In the 10th minute, after a missed chance by Guilherme Biro, Marcos Leonardo was knocked down in the area and the judge scored a penalty. The boy from Vila himself shot low, in the middle of the goal, and opened the scoring.
Brazil’s dominance did not stop there. After controlling the entire first half, Andrey Santos reached the second goal of the match in the 31st minute, after assisting Marcos Leonardo. However, the tide turned in the final stretch of the first half, when Robert Renan was expelled after stopping a fouled counterattack.
Even with one less, Brazil didn’t have any big scares in the second half, but they spent less time with the ball, naturally, and saw their rival insist on the offensive zone. At 31 of the final stage, Aouani scored for Tunisia, which promised to set the game on fire, but a touch of the hand by the striker annulled the bid after review by VAR.
To close the account, Marlon Gomes played for Matheus Martins to take the goalkeeper inside the area and score Brazil’s third goal of the afternoon and Andrey scored his second of the match and fourth for the national team. At 57, Tunisia reduced with Ghorbel after hitting the Brazil area.
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