Richarlison And Mina Impress In Brazil-Colombia Thriller

Richarlison and Yerry Mina impressed as Brazil and Colombia battled out an entertaining 2-2 draw in an international friendly in Miami.

Brazil went ahead through Casemiro before a brace from Colombia’s Luis Muriel turned the game on its head in a frenetic first-half. Neymar hit an equaliser just before the hour-mark for the five-time world champions.

Everton duo Richarlison and Mina started the match, with Mina fractions from giving his team an early lead when he headed just over four minutes in.

It was Brazil who were to hit the front, though, Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro planting a header home on 19 minutes.


Colombia were level soon after, Muriel rifling in from the penalty spot.

The dangerous Richarlison, who was providing a constant threat down the right flank, almost restored Brazil’s advantage.

After an explosive surge towards goal, he skilfully worked some space for a shot but saw his curling left-footed effort go agonisingly wide. Colombia keeper David Ospina was beaten all ends up.

Atalanta attacker Muriel emphatically finished a flowing team move to put Colombia 2-1 ahead, before Paris St Germain star Neymar levelled for Brazil – slotting in from Dani Alves’ cutback.

Richarlison almost struck a winner for Tite's team but saw his powerful shot well saved by Zapata.

Next up for Richarlison and Brazil is a clash with Peru in Los Angeles (Wednesday, 3.30am), while Mina’s Colombia face Venezuela in Florida (Wednesday, 1am).

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