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Topflight Brazil Held to 1-1 Draw by Senegal in Friendly


7Dnews London - Mahmoud Elassal

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 03:13 GMT

Brazil’s national football team were held to a 1-1 draw by their counterpart in Senegal at the National Stadium in Singapore on Thursday, October 10th.

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino opened the scoring for Brazil eight minutes from the start after receiving a long pass from his teammate Gabriel Jesus as he sent the ball over the goalkeeper to find the net.

Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou snatched the draw for Senegal from a penalty kick after Liverpool star Sadio Mane was brought down inside the area one minute before the break.

Senegal and Brazil lost more scoring chances in the second half of the game as the African side missed the chance to beat the No. 3 in the world ranking.

The friendly game witnessed the participation of Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, who made his 100th Brazil appearance to become the youngest Brazilian player to reach this number of international games with the Copa America champions.

Neymar participated in the game wearing a t-shirt with the number 100 on the back instead of his usual number 10, which was presented by the Brazilian football federation.

This was the third successive game for Brazil under the helm of Tite as they drew 2-2 with Colombia last month and suffered a 1-0 loss to Peru.

Senegal are preparing to face Congo in November for the 2020 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, while Brazil will face Nigeria in a friendly on Sunday, October 13th.

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