Neymar gets 100th cap as Brazil draw vs. Senegal



Posted Friday, October 11, 2019 by ESPN

The draw stretched the Selecao's run without a win to three games, which is the longest such spell since coach Tite took over in 2016.

Roberto Firmino opened the scoring for Brazil after eight minutes when he ran on to a pass from Gabriel Jesus and chipped the ball past goalkeeper Alfred Gomis from close range.

Senegal levelled with a penalty by Famara Diedhiou on the stroke of half-time after Marquinhos brought down Sadio Mane.

Neymar gets 100th cap as Brazil draw vs. Senegal
Neymar achieved a milestone as Brazil drew with Senegal on Thursday. Photo by Allsport Co./Getty Images

Both sides had chances to get a winner, but Senegal will rue missing an opportunity to beat the five-times world champions.

Africa's highest ranked team matched a full-strength Brazil throughout, with Mane hitting the post with five minutes left.

The stalemate comes three months after Tite led Brazil to the Copa America title at home and follows last month's 2-2 draw with Colombia and 1-0 loss to Peru.

Brazil's next match is a friendly with Nigeria, also in Singapore, on Sunday.

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