Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus rated higher than Vinicius Jr for Brazil last night

Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus started for Brazil against Uruguay last night, and he reportedly had a much better game than Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr.

Fernando Diniz’s side went in as the favourites as they always do, but Marcelo Bielsa’s Uruguay got the better of Brazil and won the game 2-0. None of Brazil’s players were great, but Arsenal star Jesus has been voted by Globo Esporte as one of the best. His good pal Gabriel Magalhaes was criticised.

Brazil named a very strong XI last night, with Gabriel Jesus leading the line and Vinicius Jr, Neymar and Rodrygo starting around him in attack.

Globo Esporte haven’t been kind to most players in their ratings, with just two Brazil stars receiving a higher score than Jesus’ 6/10.

They wrote about the Arsenal man: “Another player who did not sin by omission. Where as a reference man at the beginning of the match or a step back after Neymar’s injury, he looked for the game, looked for the ball and tried individual plays. A lot of desire, despite producing few clear chances.”

Vinicius Jr, on the other hand, was given a 4/10 rating. GE wrote: “Very bad performance from the Real Madrid player. He did not take responsibility in the opportunities he had, even one-on-one, he made the wrong choices and seemed to see his confidence diminish over the course of the game.

“He sought to have difficulty executing the movements to approach the sector where the ball was, as Diniz requests, and was more stuck on the left side.”