KOCHI: Two goals by Brenner helped Brazil into the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 after a 3-0 victory over Honduras in Kochi on Wednesday evening. The result sets up a mouth-watering tie with Germany in the last eight in Kolkata on Sunday.
It was the South American champions that gained control of the contest from the kick-off, with Brenner finishing off a flowing move when he knocked home Alan’s low cross in the Honduras six-yard box.
Despite that early goal, the central Americans gave Brazil something to think about when Luis Palma hammered a close-range shot off the near post on 33 minutes.
A Seleção then took further command of the match with a second goal just before the break, as Marcos Antonio took Paulinho’s fine through-ball and slotted a first-time finish past Honduras goalkeeper Alex Rivera.
Brazil further extended their lead through a second goal from Brenner on 56 minutes. The Sao Paulo striker was in the right spot to knock home a loose ball for his third goal of the competition. They also claimed a third-straight clean sheet at India 2017 after Honduras striker Carlos Mejia saw his long-range effort hit the post in the second half.