Arsenal centre-back Gabriel made his international debut for Brazil and the Gunners star’s performance was praised in the media.
Gabriel, one of Arsenal’s best and most important players, was in action for Brazil against Bolivia.
It was the Arsenal centre-back’s first time playing for his country.
Brazil were expected to win the game and they did not disappoint.
The Seleção defeated Bolivia 5-1 in the 2026 World Cup qualifier.
Arsenal defender Gabriel starts for Brazil
Former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar, who now plays for Saudi Pro League club Al-Hilal, scored two goals.
Real Madrid striker Rodrygo also found the net twice.
Barcelona winger Raphinha scored once.
Arsenal centre-back Gabriel started in defence.
The £100,000 a week (SalarySport) The Brazilian escaped injured.
Gabriel suffered a setback early on.
In the fifth minute of the game, Diego Ibanez from Bolivia was unable to win the ball and hit Gabriel in the chest with his right knee.
However, the Arsenal defender recovered and remained in action until the end of the game.
Media impressed by Gabriel
Goal gave Gabriel 7 out of 10 for his performance on his international debut for Brazil.
The report said: “Very good on the ball and mopped up when needed. Solid performance from the Arsenal star.”
Expert feed On his special day, the Arsenal star rated the star 6.5 out of 10 and remarked: “Took a bad blow to the ribs early on, fought through and took out Marcelo Martins before limping off the pitch late on.”
Brazil are a much better team than Bolivia and a win for them was always the most likely outcome.
Gabriel will be happy with how his international debut for Brazil went.
The Arsenal star is now just 25.
The defender’s best years lie ahead of him.
We believe that Gabriel could establish himself as a key figure in the Brazilian team in the coming years.
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