The Firmino/Jesus debate took a new level last night

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Nobody (or at least very few) people on Twitter can understand how Tite keeps picking Gabriel Jesus above Roberto Firmino for Brazil.

In all four matches El Selecao have so far played, Liverpool’s no.9 has started on the bench, while Jesus gets the nod.

Manchester City’s forward is yet to score, but against Mexico in the Last 16, Bobby bagged late on to confirm Brazil’s 2-0 victory and smooth passage into the quarters.

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But in every match Tite has brought him off the bench, he’s made a serious impact – registering a vital assist against Costa Rica, too.

It’s absurd to suggest Jesus is more deserving of a spot right now, especially after comparing their individual seasons in 2017/18 for Premier League club sides.

Both players trended after the game, and he’s an overview of what’s been said:


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