First-half goals give Brazil comfortable 2-0 win over U.S.

(Reuters) – Two goals in the first half from Roberto Firmino and Neymar gave Brazil an easy 2-0 victory over the United States in a friendly match in New Jersey on Friday. Firmino put the visitors ahead after 11 minutes when he tapped a volley home from close range after fine work on the right wing from Douglas Costa. Brazil doubled their lead two minutes before half-time from the penalty spot after Fabinho was adjudged to have been tripped in the box by Wil Trapp. Although the award looked generous, Neymar made no mistake, sending the goalkeeper the wrong way to make it 2-0. 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