And then in the 90th minute, Jesus scored on a rebound of his own shot after a series of clinical passes inside the Czech box.The Czechs took the lead in the 37th minute when midfielder David Pavelka found himself in possession behind a leaky Brazil defence and slammed the ball in past Alisson.Roberto Firmino equalised four minutes after half-time, picking up a pass aimed at Czech sweeper Marek Suchy inside the box and firing home.“I’m super happy with Gabriel Jesus, I’m glad I gave him a chance in the second half,” said Brazil coach Tite, praising the 72nd-minute substitute for his offensive drive.The Selecao dominated the opening minutes, but the Czechs soon levelled the game.Czech striker Patrick Schick had the first shot on goal of the game, forcing a diving save from Alisson at his right post with a low left-footed free kick deflected by the wall.The Czechs kept trying their luck from long range, but Vladimir Darida fired past the post and Filip Novak saw his attempt stopped by Alisson.Brazil had a lone shot on goal in the first-half but Czech keeper Jiri Pavlenka had little trouble parrying away Casemiro’s free kick.In the second period, Philippe Coutinho saw his low shot cleared by a diving Pavlenka while substitute Neres fired into the Bremen keeper from close range.“The Czechs were more creative in the first-half, we lacked this aspect,” said Tite.“The first-half was tough, I was upset with the passing, but second-half substitutions allowed us to combine better.”Both teams entered the game with mixed feelings.The Czechs were digesting a 5-0 loss to England in a Euro 2020 qualifier at Wembley on Saturday, their worst defeat in memory.And Brazil, preparing to host this year’s Copa America which starts on June 14, were held to a 1-1 draw by Panama in a friendly in Porto on the same day.“Of course we will assess all players’ performances in these two games — but we still have time before the final nomination for the Copa America,” said Tite.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Substitute Gabriel Jesus scored twice in the closing minutes to help Brazil come from behind to beat the Czech Republic 3-1 in a friendly in Prague © AFP / JOE KLAMARPRAGUE, Czech Republic, Mar 27 – Substitute Gabriel Jesus scored twice in the closing minutes to help Brazil come from behind to beat the Czech Republic 3-1 in a friendly in Prague on Tuesday.The Manchester City striker first slammed home a cross from David Neres who had sprinted down the left flank following a superb pass from Danilo on 83 minutes.
Bhopal: BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Monday said the Opposition is using a ‘marak shakti’ (killing power) to harm BJP leaders, adding the ‘evil power’ was behind the recent deaths of former Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj. BJP veteran Arun Jaitley died on August 24 and Swaraj on August 6. “While I was contesting (Lok Sabha) elections, a Maharaj ji told me that bad times are upon us and Opposition is up to something using some ‘marak shakti’ against BJP. I later forgot what he said but now when I see our top leaders leaving us one by one, I am forced to think, wasn’t Maharaj ji right?” the BJP MP said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details She was addressing a condolence meeting at the state BJP office to pay tributes to Jaitley and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Babulal Gaur. The latter died on August 20. Pragya said she forgot what the Maharaj told her as she was in a crowd and moving. “But now, when I see our top leaders Sushma ji, Babulal ji, Jaitley ji leaving us one by one after undergoing pain, I am forced to think, wasn’t it (what Maharaj said) right? It is true that our leadership is leaving us untimely,” the BJP MP, not a stranger to controversial remarks, said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday She refused to talk on this issue when reporters asked about her remarks. Pragya, who defeated Congress leader Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, has made many such controversial remarks and had to apologise for some of them. She was issued a show cause notice by the BJP ahead of the elections for calling Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a patriot. Pragya had also claimed that the then Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare was killed in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks due to her “curse”.