Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus scores twice as Brazil beat Ecuador 3-0

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Brazil continued their fine form by earning a priceless victory in their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, beating Ecuador 3-0 away.

Still high on their memorable Olympic triumph on home soil, the Samba Boys eventually saw off their South American opponents thanks to three second half goals, two coming courtesy of new Manchester City signing, Gabriel Jesus.

Neymar scored the opening goal from the penalty spot after Watford's Juan Carlos Paredes had been sent off for the hosts:


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City's new boy on his full senior debut then took advantage and found the back of the net twice in the dying embers of the match, securing an important victory.

The first of his brace came after excellent build up play between Neymar and Marcelo, with the latter squaring the ball for Pep Guardiola's new man to audaciously flick beyond the goalkeeper:

The final nail in Ecuadorian coffin, and the second of Jesus' goals, saw Neymar heavily involved again, breaking away at pace down the wing before laying the ball off to Jesus who swivelled on the edge of the box and lashed a shot into the bottom corner:

The new City man showed why the oil-rich club chose to invest so heavily in him, outbidding the likes of Bayern Munich and Barcelona for his coveted signature in a £27m deal.

Jesus is one of several young Brazilian attackers to break through in recent years whom have received a reputation as future world stars.

Neymar is, of course, the poster boy of this cluster of players, with Gabriel Barbossa, who signed for Inter Milan in this summer's transfer window, another name regularly mentioned in this bracket.

The trio all featured heavily at Rio 2016 and are earmarked as the future offensive trident of Brazilian football.

Jesus, who signed from Palmeiras, where he will remain till the close of the domestic season in December, could not have asked for a better start and it was yet another glimpse of a player who could prove to be a wise investment by City.

At just 19-years-old, the world really is in the palm of the South American prodigy's hands. Although, City fans will be hoping they don't have another Robinho episode in the making, but so far, all the signs look positive.

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