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Paulinho & Coutinho continue brilliant Brazil form with goals against Russia

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Brazil v Ecuador - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Paulinho and Philippe Coutinho’s excellent international form shows no signs of slowing with the Barcelona duo on target once again for their country in a 3-0 win over Russia.

Tite’s side took on the World Cup hosts on Friday and Paulinho was guilty of missing a couple of pretty good chances initially.

Brazil took the lead through Miranda and then Paulinho was fouled in the box allowing Philippe Coutinho to double their lead from the penalty spot.

Paulinho then added a third with a header from a neat Willian cross as he continues to thrive in Tite’s team.

Paulinho and Coutinho will have their work cut out next time around though as they’ll have to try and find a way past Marc-Andre ter Stegen when Brazil face Germany on Tuesday.