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STAR! Man City signing Gabriel Jesus scores twice on debut for Brazil

Gabriel Jesus marked his senior Brazil debut with a match-wining brace on Thursday.

The 19-year-old striker, who will join Manchester City from Palmeiras on January, scored a double as Selecao defeated Ecuador 3-0 in 2018 World Cup qualifying in Quito.

In Tite's first match as Brazil boss, Jesus won a penalty in the 72nd minute, which was converted by Barcelona's Neymar, before the teenager wrapped it up for the visitors.

Four minutes later, Watford's Juan Carlos Paredes was sent off for a second yellow card before Jesus made it 2-0 in the 87th minute when he produced a quality flick from Marcelo's low cross before adding a second in injury time with a well-struck effort.

The win was Brazil's first in Ecuador in more than 30 years and saw them move up to fourth place on the CONMEBOL qualifying table with 12 points form seven matches.

Andrew Slevison
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