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Raphinha helps Brazil to comeback win

Raphinha helps Brazil to comeback win

Raphinha helps Brazil to comeback win

Raphinha helps Brazil to comeback win

Leeds winger Raphinha helped Brazil to fight back to a 3-1 win over Venezuela after coming off the

bench for his international debut.

The 24-year-old, who withdrew from a squad in September as Premier League clubs blocked players going to

high-risk Covid areas, set up two goals.

“Tite asked me to do what I did with Leeds,” said Raphinha, referring to Brazil’s coach.

“I don’t think I let him, nor my team-mates, nor the Brazil fans down.”

Brazil trailed 1-0 at half-time in Caracas after Eric Ramirez’s goal for the hosts, raising the possibility of the five-time

World Cup winners losing to Venezuela for the first time in 18 qualifying matches for the tournament.

However Tite brought on Raphinha in place of Everton Ribeiro at half-time and, aided by fellow second-half

substitutes Vinicius Jr and Antony, he turned the game around.

Raphinha’s corner was headed in by Paris St-Germain defender Marquinhos for the equaliser on 71 minutes

before Gabriel Barbosa scored a penalty to put the visitors ahead.

Deep into stoppage time, Raphinha whipped in a cross for Ajax’s Antony to make the game safe.

“I was really anxious to make my debut and after I wasn’t allowed to come the first time I got even more

anxious to be here and wear a Brazil shirt,” Raphinha added.

“So I think that I gave my best and it was good for me individually and to help my team-mates on the pitch.”

Raphina’s delivery into the box set up two Brazil goals and he is in a good form right now not only in club but

also in his national team as well and as long as he keeps improving his skill to be like this afterwards then he

will be the chosen one.