Austria - Brazil

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0-1 Jesus | 0-2 Neymar | 0-3 Coutinho

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FT | Brazil look in the right form to add a sixth World Cup to their collection. One week before they kick off in Russia they convincingly see off Austria in their final friendly, beating them 0-3 thanks to goals from Jesus, Neymar and Coutinho.

'86 | Marko Arnautovic has put a lot of effort into this match and he's deserve a consolation goal. He almost gets one with a spectacular shot from the edge of the penalty area, but the attempt hits the side-netting.

'84 | He's put on another very strong performance and it's not the most bold statement if we say that Neymar looks ready for the World Cup. Five minutes before the end of this game he's taken off by Tite as Douglas Costa checks in.

'81 | That probably was a bit too much time and space for Brazil to add a fourth goal. They break away after an Austria corner kick as Neymar backheels the ball off to Roberto Firmino, but his shot is turned aside by Lindner.

'80 | Austria would really deserve a goal for their performance this afternoon, but Alisson refuses to give up on his clean sheet. He's pushed to his limits as Stefan Hierländer produces a fine strike from distance, but he's tapped it over the bar.

'78 | This second half will give Brazil the confidence in advance to their World Cup opener against Switzerland next Sunday. Neymar tries to send Roberto Firmino through on goal with a cutting pass, but Lindner anticipates well.

'74 | CROSSBAR! | Brazil are putting on a delicious samba show in the second half. We've seen some bangers but Philippe Coutinho has not had enough of it, but a stunning strike from distance rattles the woodwork.

'72 | Roberto Firmino and Paulinho are two of the players that look hungry to get themselves a goal as well. It looks like the Barcelona man has space to go through on goal, but his shot is blocked out by David Alaba.

'69 | GOAL! | Austria - Brazil 0-3. Coutinho! All stars are getting their name on the scoresheet in this game! The midfielder combines with his former Liverpool teammate Roberto Frimino before going through on goal and producing a cool finish to make it 0-3.

'65 | All of a sudden Brazil are sending Austria all over the place. Danilo assists in the final third with a low pass towards Willian, who backheels it through to Paulinho. His powerful drive is kept out by Lindner.

'63 | GOAL! | Austria - Brazil 0-2. Neymar! And that's two for Brazil! Marcelo dinks the ball towards Neymar, who leaves Aleksandar Dragovic for dead with some flashy footwork before coolly slotting the ball past Heinz Lindner. Pure class from the superstar.

'62 | Brazil don't look fully focused in the second half, but there are still chances to expand their lead. Marcelo picks out Philippe Coutinho in a lot of space, but his placed attempt it too tame to worry Heinz Lindner.

'59 | In a friendly against Germany last week Austria managed to fight back from one goal down in the second half. They're hoping to do it again as Brazil have started using their substitutions. Marquinhos and Fernandinho are on for Thiago Silva and Casemiro.

'55 | It might be better for Tite not to take any risks with Neymar. Austria seem to have put a prize on his head and he's fouled time and time again. Sebastian Prödl receives a yellow card from referee Victor Kassai.

'52 | Brazil really should have done more with that situation. It's three attackers against two defenders as both Neymar and Coutinho are begging for the ball, but Willian is tackled off the ball by Aleksandar Dragovic.

'47 | We're back underway for the second half and there are no changes at either side. Tite has got quite some players on the bench, but they'll have to wait for the chance to impress their coach one last time.

HT | That's the end of the first half in Vienna. Austria show they are a stubborn side once again, but Brazil's surplus of quality made the difference as Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring ten minutes before the interval: 0-1.

'40 | Austria have performed well, but just like last week against Germany they've fallen behind. They need to be aware that they're not going to open up even more now as Philippe Coutinho has a go, but it's straight at Heinz Lindner.

'36 | GOAL! | Austria - Brazil 0-1. Jesus! Gol de Brasil! Finally the Seleçao have found an opener. Marcelo takes on an ambitious shot from 35 metres out as the ball ricochets right into the path of Gabriel Jesus, who finds the back of the net with a cool curled finish. 0-1.

'34 | It looks like set-pieces might be the way to find a breakthrough for Brazil as they've got some tall defenders who knows how to score from a header. Thiago Silva rises highest to convert a Neymar corner kick, but nods wide.

'32 | Brazil are having great difficulties to find a way through this well-organised Austrian defence. Danilo utilises some space on the right-hand side as he drills in a low ball for Gabriel Jesus, but Aleksandr Dragovic is able to clear.

'29 | Some worries for Brazil coach Tite. His goalkeeper Alisson has gone down to the ground and he's asking for some treatment as he has seemingly injured his hand, but after all he's able to carry on.

'25 | The opening goal can't be far away in this action-packed friendly. Philippe Coutinho cuts inside from the left channel before striking a treacherous low shot that would have nestled into the bottom corner, but Lindner goes fully stretched and saves.

'22 | Austria are playing some tremendous football at the moment. Alessandro Schöpf works out a one-two with Stefan Lainer before squaring the ball towards Marko Arnautovic, but his shot deflects wide off João Miranda.

'21 | That could have been the lead for Austria right there. David Alaba bends in a sharp and inviting ball that's misjudged by Thiago Silva. Marko Arnautovic misses the ball as well and at the backpost it's Alessandro Schöpf who pokes iti into the side-netting.

'18 | The chances are starting to come for the yellow-blues. Paulinho dispossesses Martin Hinteregger and tees up Neymar, who loses his footing while shooting and can't get enough power on his attempt to trouble goalie Heinz Lindner.

'15 | We don't have to travel back a long time for the last friendly meeting between Austria and Brazil at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna. In 2014 they clashes here as well, with Firmino scoring a late winner in a match that finished 1-2.

'12 | Brazil are starting to take control in this game. Gabriel Jesus reaches a promising crossing position as Neymar arrives in the box. So does Paulinho who gets his head onto the delivery, but he can't lay it off to Neymar.

'8 | Austria have not been dropping back in the opening minutes, but they almost concede at Brazil's first breakaway. Willian pulls the ball back for Casemiro who unleashes a thunderbastard of a shot, but it flies just wide.

'4 | Neymar is back in Brazil's starting line-up for his first full game since February. Austria immediately try to kick him out as Julian Baumgartlinger commits a nasty late tackle, but the PSG star is able to carry on.

KICK-OFF | Only four days to go till the World Cup kicks off... It's time for Brazil's last friendly game before they head to Russia. The Seleçao take on Austria, who surprisingly beat reigning world champions Germany last week.

XI Austria | Lindner; Dragovic, Prödl, Hinteregger; Lainer, Baumgartlinger, Grillitsch, Alaba; Schöpf, Arnautovic, Schlager.

XI Brazil | Alisson; Danilo, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Willian, Paulinho, Casemiro, Coutinho; Jesus, Neymar.