Half time – Ecuador 0-1 Brazil
This game has everything.
Casemiro took advantage of a weak Dominguez attempt to claim a cross to put Brazil ahead after just 5 minutes.
Unfortunately for Dominguez, things got even worse when he was shown a red card for booting Cunha in the head whilst trying to clear.
However, things were levelled when Emerson Royal immediately saw a second yellow a couple of minutes later.
The drama continued when Alisson came out to meet a through ball and his foot made contact with Valencia’s head, in almost identical fashion to Dominguez earlier.
Alisson was sent off, only for VAR to retract the decision.
Brazil contained Ecuador for the rest of the half, despite constant pressure, going in 1-0 up at the break.