Paulinho & Willian..

Coutinho, Paulinho & Willian nearly scored an unbelievable team goal for Brazil v Germany

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When Brazil made the trip to face Germany in Berlin on Tuesday night, one word kept coming up; revenge.

That's because the Selecao were desperate to give a good account of themselves after they were humiliated 7-1 by Germany in their own backyard at the 2014 World Cup.

It is still touted as one of the most astonishing moments in the history of the sport, but new coach Tite and his exciting squad banished a certain amount of those demons, winning 1-0 in the German capital.

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus scored the only goal of the game and it was one that Brazil dominated from the off. Joachim Low may have made seven changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Spain, but they still had an abundance of talent on show.

Philippe Coutinho, Paulinho and Willian were three of the outstanding performers, with the trio proving that this Selecao side would even be strong contenders for the World Cup without Neymar.

It was refreshing to see a Brazil side bring their famous brand of football to European shores, with Coutinho, Paulinho and Willian very nearly combining for a goal that would have typified the South American nation.

Just watch below and marvel at the liquid football on show.

Curse that German defender for ruining a true masterpiece.

The big question now ahead of the World Cup for Brazil will be, who drops out for Neymar?

With Coutinho, Jesus and Willian all thriving up front, Tite will have a real selection headache in the summer.


It is likely that Coutinho will drop into a midfield role, with Neymar then slotting in on the left hand side of attack.

After the game, Paulinho voiced his happiness at the current state of the Brazil side, saying: "Selecao is living a positive moment. It doesn't have anything to do with what happened back in 2014.

"Tonight we knew how to suffer and defend, but above all, we finished our World Cup preparation on a high note."


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