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City duo shine in Brazil victory

City duo shine in Brazil victory
Gabriel Jesus and Ederson both played in Brazil’s 4-0 Copa America win over Peru.

Hosts Brazil maintained their 100% start with a commanding display in Rio and it was Jesus who created the opening goal.

The City No.9 volleyed a cross from the right into the six-yard box where Alex Sandro drilled home to put the Selecao, playing behind closed doors due to COVID restrictions, ahead.

In a niggly game, Jesus later picked up a yellow card before Neymar stroked home a second from the edge of the box on 68 minutes.

Jesus, winning his 45th cap for Brazil, was substituted on 72 minutes after a typically industrious display.

Everton and Richarlison scored in the final moments to give the score a more realistic look, with Ederson, making his 13th start for his country,  rarely tested by the Peruvians.

Brazil have two more group games to play, with Colombia next up on 23 June and then Ecuador for days later.

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