Philippe Coutinho has put his team on the winning track at the 2018 FIFA World Cup by scoring the winning goal two minutes into second-half injury time earlier today in Brazil’s World Cup Group E game against Costa Rica.
Neymar then scored the much needed second goal six minutes later for Brazil.
The win takes Brazil into first place in the group, while Serbia and Switzerland will play later Friday, whereas the loss confirms Costa Rica’s exit from the tournament.
The game appeared destined to end in a draw, Brazil’s second wearisome result in two World Cup 2018 games, but Coutinho spectacularly changed the plot with this 91st-minute goal.
Neymar got rid of the scenario in the 97th minute by volleying home Douglas Costa’s cross from close range.
Neymar’s late goal puts him past Romario in sole possession of 3rd unsurpassed on Brazil’s top scorers’ list with 56 goals.
Neymar is now third placed on Brazil’s list of top scorers.
Brazil will play against Serbia, and Costa Rica will tackle Switzerland at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday in their final Group E games.
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