Brazil in the final seconds put the squeeze on Costa Rica and scored his first victory at the world Championships in Russia.
In the first half performance of the Brazilians left a lot of questions – team Titus in 45 minutes inflicted only one blow in a goal mouth of Keilor Navas and created a few scoring chances. The most real chance to open the scoring was Gabriel Jesus, whose shot hit the crossbar.
After the break, the five-time world Champions expected added and shut down Costa Rica at the gate. The lingering storm brought the result only in injury time – Jesus after a flank pass flicked the ball to Coutinho, but the one from a few feet away was shot by Navas. Before the final whistle, the Brazilians managed to organize another effective attack – the former Shakhtar midfielder Douglas Costa assisted on Neymar who needed not to miss by empty gate.
Brazil at least until the evening of the match between Serbia and Switzerland topped the table in group E. 27 Jun Neymar and company in Moscow the match against Serbia will finish the group stage.
Brazil – Costa Rica 2:0Голы: Coutinho, 90+1, Neymar, 90+7
Brazil: Alisson — Fagner, Miranda, Silva, Marcelo — Paulinho (Firmino, 68), Casemiro, Coutinho — Willian (Douglas Costa, 46), Gabriel Jesus (Fernandinho, 90+3), Neymar
Costa Rica: Navas Gamboa (Calvo, 75), Gonzalez, Acosta, Duarte, Oviedo Ruiz, Borges, Guzman (Tejeda, 83), Venegas — Urania (Bolaños, 54)
Warning: Neymar, Coutinho Acosta
Standings: Brazil 4 (2 matches), Serbia – 3 (1), Switzerland – 1 (1), Costa Rica 0 (2).