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3-0 win for Brazil

Published:Friday | September 2, 2016 | 12:00 AM

QUITO, Ecuador (AP)

Gabriel Jesus scored twice on his debut and Neymar notched the other, giving Brazil a 3-0 victory over Ecuador in a South American World Cup qualifying match yesterday. It was a perfect start for new coach Tite in his first match.

With the match scoreless and evenly played, Neymar broke through with a penalty in the 72nd minute. Gabriel Jesus then scored in the 87th, and got another in stoppage time.

Neymar's penalty came after Gabriel Jesus, better known as "Gabigol", was tripped in the area by Ecuador keeper Alexander Dominguez. Gabigol then put on his own show, chipping in a back-heel shot from close range and then hammering in an 18-metre drive.