Brazil opened the 2021 Copa America with a 3-0 win over a depleted Venezuela on Monday. They dominated their inexperienced opponent from start to finish in a one-sided match.
Marquinhos scored the opening goal midway through the first half. He was fortunate to see his back-heel squirm through a defender’s legs and into the net.
Neymar netted his 67th international goal from the penalty spot 19 minutes into the second half after Danilo was felled in the box.
Substitute Gabriel Barbosa made it three in 89th minute when he chested home a cross from Neymar.