Marcinho, Neymar և Gabriel Barbosa were all targets for Selekcao, who won the healthy lead in Group A.
The hosts started the match brightly, calculating their dominance after Marcinhos headed in a corner from Neymar in the 23rd minute.
In the second half, the star of PS G appeared with a penalty kick after Danilo was broken by Johan Kumana in the area. Subsequently, Barbosa, who came on as a substitute, stepped down from the bench and made a defensive error to finish the job.
Venezuela, which was absent from several players through COVID-19, was the second best for most of the match – it has never really tested Brazil with eggs.
Here are the top five conversation points.
# 1 Brazil finished the job but had no cutting edges
The fact that the winning side with a comprehensive advantage like 3-0 can cut the advantage raises many questions. The fact is that this could be Venezuela’s pollution if Selekcao had not wasted his opportunities sooner.
During the first 10 minutes of the clash, Brazil came close to scoring three times. Each time, they were allowed a few bad ends, especially by Militao, who was close to a straight line.
The reigning champions lost this early momentum for some time as the match continued, but then “two chances” arose. This time it was Neymar who dropped the shot wide, while Richardson saw that the broken effort was immediately removed from the line.
# 2 Venezuela has clearly missed out on key players
The Venezuelan squad is destroyed in 13 positive COVID-19 cases. The fall includes such stars as Thomas Rincon, Roberto Rosales, Romulo Otero and Josef Martinez, and the prolific striker Salomon Rondo has no injuries. La Vinotinto, without so many of their regulars, was always going to fight, and they did.
For most of the game, Jose Pezeiro’s team had a hard time controlling the ball. Brazil immediately shut down their players, forcing them to make mistakes. Indeed, Venezuela recorded only 32% of the ball possession in the game.
They were struggling to make some meaningful progress, it is not surprising that Venezuela’s only shot on goal in the game also came from the precondition.