Brazil 2-1 Paraguay June 2009 – see the goals/highlights

June 11, 2009 at 00:30 3 comments

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Brazil took a step to closer to qualifying for South Africa 2010 after a 2-1 win against Paraguay in Recife.

Dunga’s men moved to 27 points – one above Chile who beat Bolivia. One-time leaders Paraguay, slipped to third on 24.

Brazil, though, had to come from behind after Cabañas struck on the 25th minute.

The Paraguayan’s free-kick went in after a deflection off Elano and silenced the Arruda.

But shortly before half-time, Brazil equalized with a fabulous strike by Robinho.

Daniel Alves floated the ball in from the right and the Manchester City player swept it home from close range. 

5 minutes after the break, Nilmar put Brazil in front but there was a great deal of fortune about the goal. The Internacional player tried to control Felipe Melo’s pass on his chest, the ball hit a defender and bounced in past the stranded Villar.

See the goals here

See the highlights here

Brazil 2-1 Paraguay

Venue: Arruda, Recife

Attendance: 56,682

Date: 10/06/2009 

Referees: Óscar Ruiz, Abraham González and Wilson Berrío (all Colombia)

Brazil: Julio César, Daniel Alves, Juan, Lúcio, Kleber, Gilberto Silva, Felipe Melo, Elano (Ramires), Kaká, Robinho (Kleberson), Nilmar (Pato).

Coach: Dunga

Paraguay: Villar, Verón, Paulo da Silva, Julio Cáceres, Caniza, Bonet (Pedro Benítez), Victor Cáceres, Riveros, Ledesma (Aquino), Martínez (Dante López), Cabañas

Coach: Gerardo Martino

Goals: Cabañas, 25; Robinho, 40; Nilmar, 49

Cards: Felipe Melo, Lúcio, Ramires (BRA), Victor Cáceres (PAR).

See the South America table and the rest of the results here


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Eusebio  |  June 11, 2009 at 23:00

    Actually, Nilmar didn’t try to control the ball with his chest. He tried to chest the ball to his teammate but the ball bounced off the defender back to Nilmar and he put it past the keeper.

  • 2. garlic  |  June 12, 2009 at 05:49

    What about Elano’s performance? I couldn’t watch the game, so give me some evaluations.

    He seems to be substituted and according to video clips he practically scored an own goal.

    He hasn’t impressed me this season while in ManCity. Did he succeed in Brazil’s squad?

    • 3. linusinho  |  June 12, 2009 at 16:20

      Elano plays well with Kaka, thats why Dunga chooses him over Diego. But, I still want to see Kaka and Diego together.


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