WILLIAN CAPTAINS BRAZIL TO 3-1 VICTORY OVER JAPAN

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Chelsea winger Willian captained Brazil in their friendly against Japan this afternoon at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy stadium in France.

The Chelsea star was in fine form in Brazil’s 3-1 victory over Japan and was lined up on the right side of a front three also containing Neymar and Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus.

The Selecao produced a five-star attacking display in the first half and raced into a three-goal lead before the break against Japan.

Neymar opened the scoring from the spot and after he then had another penalty saved, Marcelo blasted in from the edge of the box.

Brazil were terrorising Japan’s defence at will with Willian heavily involved in their fluent attacking play, and the Chelsea man cleverly played in Danilo who squared for Gabriel Jesus to make it three on 36 minutes.

Japan got one back from a set-piece on the hour.

The captain of the day was withdrawn for Douglas Costa 20 minutes from time.

Brazil’s next game another friendly game as the Selecao take on England at Wembley on Tuesday night.

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