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Gabriel Martinelli Unlocked His Inner Ronaldinho With Filthy Skill For Brazil Vs Bolivia

Josh Lawless

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Gabriel Martinelli Unlocked His Inner Ronaldinho With Filthy Skill For Brazil Vs Bolivia

Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli displayed pure, unadulterated 'joga bonito' in Brazil's 4-0 win over Bolivia.

Martinelli made his second appearance for the Selecao at the Estadio Hernando Siles, where Richarlison bagged a brace and Lucas Paqueta and Bruno Guimaraes were also on the scoresheet.

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The 20-year-old made his debut against Chile on Thursday with an impressive cameo and he excited fans yet again in his latest outing.

And one piece of play in particular had supporters in absolute awe of Martinelli's abilities.

In the 74th minute, Barcelona legend Dani Alves pinged over a delightful crossfield pass that Martinelli controlled superbly with his chest before getting the ball out his feet.

Jairo Quinteros came over to thwart the forward but it was the worst possible decision. Noticing the the Inter Miami defender committing himself, Martinelli produced the most outrageous 360 degree turn to skip past his opponent like he wasn't there.

It was serious Neymar and Ronaldinho vibes from Martinelli, who opted for the dinked finish.

Martinelli was inches away from scoring his first Brazil goal and it would have been some way to open his account.

Someone put together a compilation of Martinelli's best bits on his second Brazil appearance and the only conclusion is that the former Ituano man is out here playing real life FIFA Street.


With the perfect blend of pace and skill, Martinelli is such an exciting player to watch and everything points towards him becoming a hugely important player his country in the near future

Martinelli played frequently for the Brazil Under 23's and was part of the side that won Gold in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

He's now made the step up to Tite's team and if he keeps producing and stays fit, should be on the plane to Qatar at the end of the year.

Featured Image Credit: Image: Premier Sports

Topics: Gabriel Martinelli, Brazil, Arsenal

Josh Lawless
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