Brazil ended the match with 23 attempts on the Costa Rican goal, clearly dominating to finish the game with a 2-0 win today at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.
The South American teams going head to head meant there was an understanding on how they dealt with each other’s strong points, as Brazil quickly began to dominate with its attacking force and Costa Rica resisting with a solid defence.
The scoreboard was not affected by the Brazilian attacking force throughout the full 90 minutes with Costa Rica barely able to keep the ball past the half line point of the pitch.
Brazil was able to keep its fans dream alive when Philippe Coutinho opened the scoreboard in the 91st minute of stoppage time to give his team the lead in front of 64,468 attendance in the stadium.
Shortly after in the 97th minute the team star Neymar Jr sidefoots the ball in the back of the net to double the lead for Brazil and surpass Brazilian hero Romario with 56 goals for Brazil.
The later goals made the VAR decision to eliminate the penalty decision of the Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers, not matter.
Costa Rica is officially no longer competing to qualify for the round 16 of the World Cup, and Brazil goes to lead Group E with more confidence to qualify.
Source: Kuwait News Agency