'A lot to improve' - Media react to Liverpool ace Alisson's Brazil performance after Diaz 'gift'

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Alisson's Brazil may have gone through to the knockout stage of Copa America but their performances must improve.

It was another lacklustre display by Brazil who secured a second draw in the group stage and finished as runners-up of Group D. Raphinha netted the opening goal for Brazil before Daniel Munoz equalised for Colombia on the brink of half-time.

They will now face Darwin Nunez's Uruguay in the knockouts on Sunday. Speaking after the draw, Brazil coach Dorival Junior said: "We are a team in adaptation and we had difficulties in getting the ball out against a very good team that have been playing together for a very long time.

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"Colombia have gone undefeated in more than 20 games and it is a team that are more well prepared than us but we are continuing to work in order to improve our performances." Meanwhile, Marquinhos added: "There was lack of control from our part and we weren't managing to keep hold of the ball - making little progress.

"We had difficulties but to be honest, we faced a team that are doing very well. We have a lot to improve and a lot to do to grow as a team, especially in these big games. We have to control the gams more and have the ball more. Every game is a final from now on."

With that said, the Echo has taken a look at how Alisson was rated by the Brazilian media.

Globo Esporte

In its player ratings, Globo Esporte wrote: "He wasn't to blame for Colombia's goal but in previous play, he hesitated playing with his feet and ended up gifting the ball to Luis Diaz who shot straight at him. His main save in the first half was a free-kick from James Rodríguez."

Rating: 5

Correio Braziliense

In its player ratings, Correio Braziliense wrote: "Made five important and difficult saves such as James Rodriguez's dangerous free-kick."

Rating: 6


In its player ratings, Terra wrote: "Made good saves but struggled with the ball at his feet and almost gifted Colombia a goal. Then went on to make two good saves to deny Colombia in the final stages."

Rating: 6

Gazeta Desportiva

In its player ratings, Gazeta Desportiva wrote: "Could have done better with the goal conceded. He still has a lot to improve with the Selecao."

Rating: 5