Coutinho On Show As Brazil Thrash Haiti

Brazil bounced back from their disappointing draw against Ecuador by thrashing minnows Haiti 7-1.Phillipe Coutinho was the star on show as he inspired Brazil in the absence of Willian and Neymar by scoring a hattrick in the impressive win.

Coutinho got Brazil off to a positive start in the Camping World stadium with a goal after 14 minutes when he skipped past a defender and hammered home from 20 metres out.He doubled Brazil’s lead 15 minutes later thanks to Jonas, who was on hand to poke a loose ball across goal and leave the Liverpool player with the simplest of tap-ins.

Coutinho scored a hattrick in the impressive victory
Coutinho scored a hattrick in the impressive victory

Renato Augusto made it three in 35 minutes when he rose unmarked to head home a cross from the right.Although the eight-times Copa America champions appeared to take their foot off the pedal in the second half, they still created chances at will against 74th-ranked Haiti.Gabriel scored the fourth just 13 minutes after replacing Jonas at half-time and his Santos team mate Lucas Lima nodded home a Dani Alves cross eight minutes later.

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Haitian striker Marcelin delighted the Caribbean contingent in the Orlando crowd by hammering in a rebound but Renato Augusto restored Brazil’s five-goal advantage when he seized on a loose pass and side-footed home from 20 metres.Coutinho completed his hat trick in the final minute of injury time with a trademark 25-metre strike.

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