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Ederson and Jesus help Brazil to victory

Ederson and Jesus help Brazil to victory
Ederson and Gabriel Jesus started as Brazil continued their perfect start to 2022 World Cup qualifying with a 1-0 win over Venezuela.

The goalkeeper was making his first appearance for the Selecao for more than 12 months, winning his 10th cap in a tight encounter which was settled by Roberto Firmino.

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The Liverpool forward tapped home from close-range when Darwin Marchis could only head the ball into his path whilst under pressure from Jesus and full-back Renan Lodi.

Deployed on the right of a front three, the Manchester City striker proved a lively presence before being withdrawn in the 77th minute of a contest in which Brazil struggled to convert their dominance into goals.

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Richarlison and David Luiz both had strikes disallowed, the first for offside and the second for a foul on the goalkeeper, before Jesus helped Firmino break the deadlock.

At the other of the pitch, Ederson was often reduced to the role of a spectator and was called into action on just one occasion as Brazil recorded a third consecutive World Cup qualifying victory.

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