Rondon shines as Venezuela earn superb result vs Brazil – Watch highlights here as VAR saves the day

Salomon Rondon didn’t get on the scoresheet during Venezuela’s hard fought draw with Brazil in the early hours of Wednesday morning, but the big man has been praised for his performance once again.

Both fans and neutrals praised the 29-year-old’s physicality, work rate, aerial dominance, ability to win 50/50’s and impressive hold up play on social media, with him being pivotal to any counter-attacks his country managed to create against the hosts.

Here’s some of the praise Rondon received on Twitter for his performance against Brazil last night – a result which has given them a real chance of qualifying for the knockout stages:

The game ended 0-0, meaning Venezuela have now drawn their opening two games of Copa America against Peru and Brazil, however they still have every chance of qualifying for the Quarter finals should they beat bottom of the table Bolivia in their final game.

That said, VAR saved the day on more than one occasion for Rondon’s side, with the following TWO goals being disallowed upon review:

Watch highlights here:

Let’s hope Venezuela do go through. After all, we need to buy as much time as possible, with Rondon likely to make a decision on his future soon after his tournament comes to an end.

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