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Brazil 3-1 Japan: Neymar and Gabriel Jesus bag

Brazil 3-1 Japan: Neymar and Gabriel Jesus bag

The South Americans went three goals ahead within the first-half of the match, courtesy of a Neymar penalty, a Marcelo strike and a tap-in from Manchester City's forward Gabriel Jesus.

Brazil overcame Japan in Lille on Friday afternoon after a blistering start from Tite's side.

The South Americans went three goals ahead within the first-half of the match, courtesy of a Neymar penalty, a Marcelo strike and a tap-in from Manchester City's forward Gabriel Jesus. Japan did bag one in the second period through Tomoaki Makino.

There was also an element of controversy after the opening penalty of the match, which Neymar converted, was given through the video assistant following a seemingly innocuous corner kick.

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Neymar celebrates after opening the scoring against Japan for his national team Brazil in Lille on Friday afternoon

Neymar celebrates after opening the scoring against Japan for his national team Brazil in Lille on Friday afternoon

Referee Benoit Bastien consults the VAR system before deciding to award the opening penalty of the encounter

Referee Benoit Bastien consults the VAR system before deciding to award the opening penalty of the encounter

Marcelo doubled his side's advantage during a blistering opening 17 minutes for Brazil in the friendly on Friday afternoon

Marcelo doubled his side's advantage during a blistering opening 17 minutes for Brazil in the friendly on Friday afternoon

Gabriel Jesus then bagged a third as the Manchester City man put Brazil on course to run away with the match

Gabriel Jesus then bagged a third as the Manchester City man put Brazil on course to run away with the match

Tomoaki Makino celebrates with a roar after popping up at a corner kick to head the ball home against Brazil

Tomoaki Makino celebrates with a roar after popping up at a corner kick to head the ball home against Brazil

The video assistant referee was used after Fernandinho was felled in the box by Southampton's Maya Yoshida
It had seemed like an innocuous corner kick

The video assistant referee was used after Fernandinho was felled in the box by Southampton's Maya Yoshida

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar opens the scoring from the penalty spot during the game in Lille against Japan

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar opens the scoring from the penalty spot during the game in Lille against Japan

Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima dives to try and stop Neymar's penalty but the ball flies in the other direction

Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima dives to try and stop Neymar's penalty but the ball flies in the other direction

Willian dribbles with the ball and is closed down by Yuya Osako (left) and Yuto Nagatomo (right) during the first-half

Willian dribbles with the ball and is closed down by Yuya Osako (left) and Yuto Nagatomo (right) during the first-half

Neymar is chased by Hiroki Sakai, who attempts to put in a tackle on the world's most expensive footballer

Neymar is chased by Hiroki Sakai, who attempts to put in a tackle on the world's most expensive footballer

Brazil manager Tite watches on from the bench as his side take a comfortable lead in Lille on Friday afternoon

Brazil manager Tite watches on from the bench as his side take a comfortable lead in Lille on Friday afternoon

Marcelo celebrates with the Brazil bench after scoring Brazil's second goal of the game at the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium

Marcelo celebrates with the Brazil bench after scoring Brazil's second goal of the game at the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium

A Japanese supporter wears a mask as he has an opportunity to watch his side take on Brazil in Lille on Friday afternoon

A Japanese supporter wears a mask as he has an opportunity to watch his side take on Brazil in Lille on Friday afternoon

Japan's Takuma Asano attemps to play a pass to a team-mate but is well marshaled by Brazil defender Thiago Silva

Japan's Takuma Asano attemps to play a pass to a team-mate but is well marshaled by Brazil defender Thiago Silva

City striker Jesus runs off to celebrate and is joined by his club team-mate Fernandinho after scoring Brazil's third

City striker Jesus runs off to celebrate and is joined by his club team-mate Fernandinho after scoring Brazil's third

Japanese ultras bring a banner to the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium in Lille as they look to support their country

Japanese ultras bring a banner to the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium in Lille as they look to support their country

Silva is closed down by Genki Haraguchi of Japan as the Asian side look to mount a comeback in the second-half

Silva is closed down by Genki Haraguchi of Japan as the Asian side look to mount a comeback in the second-half

Neymar is clattered by Japanese starlet Yosuke Ideguchi during a high-tempo encounter at the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium

Neymar is clattered by Japanese starlet Yosuke Ideguchi during a high-tempo encounter at the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium

Makino heads home from a corner kick to give Japan a glimmer of hope during the friendly match in Lille

Makino heads home from a corner kick to give Japan a glimmer of hope during the friendly match in Lille

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