Brazil vs South Korea result: Philippe Coutinho dazzles to help snap five-game winless streak

Brazil 3-0 South Korea: The Bayern Munich star scored a free-kick in a dominant display by the Selecao

Jack Rathborn@JackRathborn
Tuesday 19 November 2019 16:56
Brazil celebrate after Philippe Coutinho scores in Abu Dhabi
Brazil celebrate after Philippe Coutinho scores in Abu Dhabi

Brazil snapped a five-game winless streak with Philippe Coutinho starring in a 3-0 win over South Korea in Abu Dhabi.

Lucas Paqueta brokes the deadlock when the AC Milan crouched low to head in Renan Lodi's delightful cross.

Coutinho, who was recalled to the starting line-up after a couple of matches on the bench, then doubled the lead nine minutes brefore the break, bending a super free-kick over the wall and into the top left corner past a helpless Jo.

​Danilo got his first international goal on the hour with a crisp strike from outside the box.

The match extended South Korea’s poor run, with the Asian side now having gone three games without scoring.

Coutinho celebrates his goal

The friendly was Brazil’s last before they begin their qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup in March next year.

Reuters contributed to this report

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