Brazil 1×0 South Africa June 2009 – Brazil make Confederations Cup final
An 87th minute goal by Daniel Alves put Brazil in the final of the Confederation Cup against the United States on Sunday.
Alves hit a wonderful free-kick less than five minutes after coming on for André Santos.
Until that point, there was very little to choose between the two sides. Dunga’s team will consider themselves very lucky to have crept through at the expense of a gutsy South Africa who had matched Brazil in every department until the goal.
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Brazil 1×0 South Africa
Brazil: Julio César, Maicon, Lúcio, Luisão, André Santos (Daniel Alves), Gilberto Silva, Felipe Melo, Ramires, Kaká, Robinho, Luis Fabiano (Kleberson)
South Africa: Khune, Gaxa, Booth, Mokoena, Masilela, Dikgacoi, Mhlongo, Pienaar, Modise, Tshabalala, Parker
Coach: Joel Santana
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Officials: Massimo Busacca, Mathias Arnett, Francesco Buragina (all Switzerland)
Goal: Daniel Alves – 42nd half-time
Yellow cards: Felipe Melo, Daniel Alves, André Santos (Brazil), Masilela (SA)
Entry filed under: Brazil squad, Confederations Cup 2009. Tags: Alexandre Pato, Brazil 1x0 South Africa June 2009, Brazil x South Africa June 2009, Brazil x South Africa semi-final Confederations Cup 2009, Brazilian football, Daniel Alves, Dunga, joel santana, Kaká, Luís Fabiano.