Marquinhos close range gave the selecao a 23rd minute lead before a Neymar penalty and late Flamengos striker Gabriel Barbosa goal added an emphatic look at the scoreline .
Gabriel Jesus went close to grabbing the tounerments first goal but the city Man couldn't quite strech enough to tap home Richalisons flick at the back post from a Neymar Corner .
Neymars searching ball was flicked on by Everton forward Richarlison at the near post with a deflection falling favourably into the path of Paris Saint Germain Marqunhos who bundled home to hand Brazil a goal advantage at the break .
Brazil sit at the top of group B with other matches still to be played
The Copa America has been not short of controversies amid the covid pandemic with let to shifting of venues .Also recently the Venezuelan national team reported 12 cases on covid 19 among the players and the staff
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