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Watch: Coutinho scores stunning goal from outside box for Brazil against Paraguay in 4-0 World Cup qualifying win

04:08 GMT 02/02/2022
Philippe Coutinho Brazil Paraguay 2022
The Aston Villa midfielder smashed past goalkeeper Antony Silva from outside the box to extend his team's lead on Tuesday

Philippe Coutinho scored a trademark goal from outside the box to put Brazil two up in an eventual 4-0 win over Paraguay in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

His strike came in his second match back with the national team following a hiatus of more than a year.

Coutinho recently joined Aston Villa from Barcelona at club level and is hoping to revive his career in 2022.

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What happened in the match?

Raphinha opened the scoring in the first half before Coutinho's 62nd-minute goal put the hosts further in front.

The Villa midfielder received the ball from Marquinhos in the attacking midfield area and didn't hesitate to drive a shot towards goal, with his effort looping out of goalkeeper Antony Silva's reach.

The strike was Coutinho's sixth goal from outside the box during Tite's spell as head coach - the most of any Brazil player during that period.

Antony and Rodrygo were also on the scoresheet as Brazil rounded off a 4-0 victory.

The Selecao remain unbeaten in World Cup qualifying action and hold a four-point lead over Argentina at the top of the CONMEBOL table. Both heavyweight South American sides have already booked their places at the 2022 World Cup.

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