Coutinho and Arthur are unable to lead Brazil to victory over Panama

Lowly Panama recorded their first ever draw against Brazil in a match where Tite's side failed to get going

Paquetá disputa un balón ante la mirada de Coutinho.
Paquetá disputa un balón ante la mirada de Coutinho. | AFP

A Brazil side featuring Philippe Coutinho and Arthur were unable to beat Panama in FC Porto's Do Dragao's stadium. This draw will go down in history for these Panama players. In the previous meetings between the two sides it's finished 5-0, 5-0, 4-0 and 2-0 to the Brazilians.

Sebastián Vargas Rozo


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Ederson; Fagner, Militao, Miranda, Telles; Arthur (Felipe Anderson, 72'), Casemiro, Paquetá (Everton, 60'); Richarlison, Coutinho, Firmino (Gabriel Jesus, 60').


Mejía; Murillo (Blackman, 85'), Machado, Cummings, Escobar, Davis; Quintero (Browne, 85'), Cooper (Walker, 82'), Godoy (Vargas, 92'), Rodríguez (Arroyo, 89'); Torres (Fajardo, 74').


1-0 M. 30 Paquetá. 1-1 M. 35 Machado.


Joao Pinheiro. TA: Richarlison (35') / Cummings (26'), Mejía (73').


Partido amistoso disputado en el Do Dragao bajo la mirada de 30.033 espectadores.

Without Neymar, it forced Tite to find another system to suit his star-studded squad. Coutinho started out wide on the left, where Neymar can usually be found, and he was joined by Paqueta, who scored his first ever goal for the senior side.

Arthur was pulling the strings in midfield and Brazil had plenty of opportunities to increase their lead but lacked that killer touch in the final weird.

With Brazil shooting blanks, it only inspired Panama to take more risks and they were rewarded for their bravery when Machado brought them level with a fine header.

After the break it came as no surprise that Brazil pushed forward looking for a winning goal. However Panama stood strong and claimed a fantastic draw against the kings of South American football.


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