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.
The ball is like magic at his feet. Another excellent performance by Coutinho.— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) March 23, 2018
9 goals and 5 assists, directly 14 involvements for the Seleção. pic.twitter.com/8xd0bISaty
Paulinho then added a third with a header from a neat Willian cross as he continues to thrive in Tite’s team.
Paulinho has now been directly involved in 10 goals in his last 13 games for Brazil.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 23, 2018
7 goals ⚽️
3 assists ️
Tite's marauding midfielder. pic.twitter.com/dJbydJ9Liq
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.