Getty Images

Neymar misses penalty but Brazil cruise against Japan

Neymar misses penalty but Brazil cruise against Japan

10/11/2017 at 13:21Updated 10/11/2017 at 15:34

International friendly, Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille - Brazil 3 (Neymar 10 pen, Marcelo 17, Jesus 36), Japan 1 (Makino 63).

Neymar scored and missed a penalty, and Marcelo shone, as Brazil overcame Japan 3-1 in a friendly in France.

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus linked up with Neymar early on, but could not convert on seven minutes.

Neymar then opened the scoring from the spot after Maya Yoshida collided with Fernandinho. But the PSG star fluffed a second penalty, failing to deceive Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima.

However Marcelo soon made it two with a thumping right-footed drive from outside the box, before Jesus made it three.

Tomoaki pulled one back just after the hour mark but the comeback petered out, leaving Brazil comfortable winners.

0
0