Coutinho and Paulinho scored one apiece at Moscow’s renovated Luzhniki stadium. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Brazil, who were without injured superstar Neymar, started brightly and in the fifth minute Dani Alves lobbed the ball into the area to Gabriel Jesus but the Manchester City striker shot straight at Russia's goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.Two minutes after the interval Willian found the unmarked Paulinho in the area, but Akinfeev parried his low close-range shot.Miranda finally put Brazil team into the lead when he fired home a 53rd-minute goal, knocking in a rebound from Akinfeev off a Thiago Silva header.
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