Gabriel Jesus scored twice and Neymar notched the other, giving Brazil a 3-0 victory over Ecuador on Thursday.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) —
With the match scoreless and evenly played, Neymar broke through with a penalty in the 72nd minute. Gabriel Jesus then scored in the 87th, and got another in stoppage time.
Neymar's penalty came after Gabriel Jesus, better known as "
It was a critical victory for the Brazilians. They survived in the thin air of Quito (2,850 meters/9,350 feet), and got a victory for new coach
He took over when
Ecuador played with 10 men after
Brazil improved to 12 points in seven games, its first victory after draws in the last two matches under Dunga.
Ecuador stayed on 13 points.