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Senegal Hold Brazil To A 1-1 Draw As Neymar Makes 100th Cap

Senegal Brazil Draw Neymar 100th Cap

Senegal kept Neymar off the scoresheet as the 27-year-old became the youngest player to reach 100 caps with Brazil.

Brazil were unable to mark Neymar’s 100th cap with a win as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Senegal in humid conditions in Singapore on Thursday.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward has scored four goals in his past five games for his club but was unable to continue that form with Brazil, failing to convert any of the chances that came his way.

The Selecao moved ahead early at the National Stadium through Roberto Firmino’s cool finish, but Sadio Mane won a penalty that Famara Diedhiou dispatched before the break.

Brazil struggled to work clear openings in the second half and are now winless in three games – their worst run since 2013.

Tite’s team took a ninth-minute lead when Gabriel Jesus skipped inside of Racine Coly and slid a through ball into the box that Firmino dinked beyond Alfred Gomis.

Mane remained lively and his driving run into the box off the right drew a foul from Marquinhos. Diedhiou slammed the resulting penalty into the bottom-left corner in first-half stoppage time.

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Brazil will remain in Singapore and take on the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday.

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Greg Afamah

Written by Greg Afamah

Greg is a Sports content writer. He has many years of experience in Sports Writing. He was a writer for Opera News and is Editor-in-Chief at GoalBall.

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