Friday, 25th June 2010
No Goals in Durban
Portugal vs Brazil
Brazil have already qualified so the game is all about the number
The first real effort on goal didn't come until the half-hour mark,
when Nilmar caught Portugal napping. Eduardo was alert though and managed to push the ball
onto the woodwork.
Portugal broke forward immediately then Tiago claimd a penalty for a
push in the Brazilian area. Benito Archundia disagreed and dealt his second yellow card to
a Portugal player for trying to tell him what to do.
No goals but seven yellow cards as, apart from a couple of good
moments, the game turned a little niggly.
On the hour, Lucio excellent tackle in the Brazilian penalty area
almost let in Raul Meireles for Portugal.
The referee must have left his notebook in the changing room as he
didn't produce any cards in the second-half.
In the last minutes, Eduardo was once again sharp to save a deflected
shot from Ramires.
The point is enough for Portugal to join Brazil in the next round, but
the crowd booed the players off the pitch.
Portugal 0 Brazil 0
1 Eduardo; 23 Fábio Coentrão, 2 Bruno Alves, 6 Ricardo Carvalho, 21 Ricardo Costa; 16
Raul Meireles, 19 Tiago, 15 Pepe; 10 Danny, 5 Duda, 7 Cristiano Ronaldo.
1 Júlio César; 6 Michel Bastos, 4 Juan, 3 Lucio, 2 Maicon; 21 Nilmar, 5 Felipe Melo, 8
Gilberto Silva, 13 Dani Alves; 9 Luis Fabiano, 19 Julio Baptista.
Benito Archundia (Mexico)
44 Mins (Brazil) - 17 Josue on for 5 Felipe Melo
54 Mins (Portugal) - 11 Simao Sabrosa on for 5 Duda
64 Mins (Portugal) - 8 Pedro Mendes on for 15 Pepe
82 Mins (Brazil) - 18 Ramires on for 19 Julio Baptista
84 Mins (Portugal) - 14 Miguel Veloso on for 16 Raul Meireles
85 Mins (Brazil) - 23 Grafite on for 9 Luis Fabiano
15 Mins - Luis Fabiano (Brazil)
25 Mins - Juan (Brazil)
25 Mins - Duda (Portugal)
31 Mins - Tiago (Portugal)
40 Mins - Pepe (Portugal)
43 Mins - Felipe Melo (Brazil)
45 Mins - Fábio Coentrão (Portugal)
0 Red Cards.
North Korea vs Ivory Coast.
Portugal beat Brazil (3:1) in Liverpool (Goodison Park), during the group stage at England 1966.
Of the seventeen friendly matches played between Brazil and Portugal,
Brazil have won twelve, drawn two and only lost three - once in London and twice in
2010 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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