Newcastle United co-owner reacts to ‘proud’ Brazil moment for Bruno Guimaraes

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Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes made his own bit of history for Brazil during their World Cup qualifying win over Bolivia.

Bruno Guimaraes netted his first Brazil goal during their 4-0 win against Bolivia in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Guimaraes was named in Tite’s starting XI for just the second time - and he marked the occasion in perfect fashion.

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With Selecao leading 2-0 courtesy of goals from Lyon’s Lucas Paqueta and Everton’s Richarlison, Guimaraes added a third in the 66th-minute via a stunning volley.

The 24-year-old set up Paqueta’s opener before his fellow countryman repaid the favour as Guimaraes wheeled away in celebration - putting the ball inside his shirt, making a baby rocking gesture and sucking his thumb.

Richarlison was on the scoresheet again in injury time to ensure Brazil finished top of their World Cup qualifying group with one game to spare and therefore compete at December’s tournament in Qatar.

On opening his Brazil goalscoring account, Guimaraes tweeted: “Glory to God! Thank you for everything you do in my life!”

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And Magpies co-owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi was quick to congratulate the club’s £35million January signing. He replied: “Proud of you. And congratulations on the baby.”

Guimaraes’ contribution in Bolivia means he now has three assists and a goal in his last three international appearances as he aims to nail down a permanent place in Tite’s starting line-up ahead of the World Cup.

Certainly, Guimaraes has also made a huge impact on Tyneside with his flicked finish during the 2-1 victory at Southampton earlier in March nominated for Premier League goal of the month.

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