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Paulinho on song as Brazil hit five

Posted by Tottenham Hotspur on 17 November 2013  - 10:10

Paulinho set-up two goals as Brazil beat Honduras 5-0 in a friendly in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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The midfielder provided a pinpoint cross for Bernard to open the scoring in the 21st minute at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida, USA.

Paulinho was then denied what looked a certain goal when he latched onto a cross and vollyed at goal from point-blank range - Honduras goalkeeper Noel Valladares somehow clawed that out, but Maicon was there to tap in for 3-0.

Earning his 24th cap, Paulinho played the full 90 minutes. Brazil's other goalscorers were Dante, Willian and Hulk. Paulinho is pictured above with his team-mates celebrating Hulk's goal.

The World Cup hosts now play Chile, who beat England in a friendly at Wembley on Friday night, in Toronto on Tuesday.