Panama 0-2 Brazil: Teenager Gabriel scores on debut as Dunga’s side round-off Copa America warm-ups with a win
- Gabriel came off the bench to score on his Brazil debut on Sunday night
- Striker Jonas had opened the scoring in only the second minute
- Premier League stars Willian and Philippe Coutinho both started for Dunga
Teenage striker Gabriel lived up to his nickname ‘Gabigol’ on Sunday when he came off the bench to score on his debut in Brazil’s win over Panama.
The 19-year-old replaced Jonas after 62 minutes of the friendly match in Colorado and slotted home Brazil’s second with his left foot 10 minutes later.
Jonas had opened the scoring in the second minute for a compact and solid Brazil.
Gabriel lived up to his nickname of ‘Gabrigol’ on his Brazil debut on Sunday, coming off the bench to score
Orlando City’s Kaka also played for Dunga’s team as they rounded off their Copa America warm-ups with a win
‘I am very happy with the debut and the goal,’ Gabriel said in a televised interview after Brazil’s final warmup ahead of next week’s Centenary Copa America in the United States.
‘It was a dream come true for me to play alongside players like Kaka and Dani Alves.’
Brazil open their Copa America campaign against Ecuador and also face Haiti and Peru in Group B of the 16-team tournament.
Liverpool and Chelsea stars Philippe Coutinho and Willian both started for Dunga’s side.
Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho started for Brazil on Sunday, along with Premier League star Willian