Brazil leave it late to secure a 2-1 victory against Colombia in the Copa America on Wednesday.
The Selecao went behind for the first time in eight games, but goals from Roberto Firmino and Casemiro earned them an important victory.
Brazil had won their previous nine games, all but one without conceding a goal. However, this time Colombia took the lead in the first half through a wonder strike from Luiz Diaz.
Juan Cuadrado produced a brilliant cross from which Diaz scored with an acrobatic overhead kick.
In the second half, Brazil pushed hard for an equaliser and nearly got it through Neymar who could only hit the bar after being put through by Firmino.
The Liverpool striker finally got the equalising goal with a header after meeting a cross from the left. It came from a controversial circumstance as the ball hit referee Nestor Pitana while Brazil were on the attack.
He allowed the play to continue while Colombian players paused with the belief that the referee would stop the game.
Having said that Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina, who let the ball squirm through the hands, should have done a lot better.
A minimum of 10 minutes of stoppage time were added, and in the dying seconds of the match, Casemiro scored a free header from Neymar’s corner.
Many fans have taken to Twitter to laud Firmino, who came under a lot of criticism last season for his performance for Liverpool. Some fans even suggested Firmino’s dribbling skills are way better than that of Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford.
Here are some of the selected tweets:
Name a striker better then Roberto firmino
— Arslan (@anfield_arslan) June 24, 2021
Firmino is a BAD man pic.twitter.com/3uWA5IWyBC
— The Anfield Alert (@TheAnfieldAlert) June 24, 2021
maybe it's time for tite to stop playing scrubs like randicharlison and start playing his 2nd best forward which is firmino
— Vik (@LFCVik2) June 24, 2021
Woke up to a Firmino masterclass pic.twitter.com/OZ6PhAwuP3
— ً (@_Riddxck) June 24, 2021
firmino has dipped in his form but his dribbling is the same man.. don't be a troll
Rashford is nowhere near him
— YOUME⁷⁵ (@footandnut) June 24, 2021