Brazil 1×0 South Africa June 2009 – Brazil make Confederations Cup final

June 25, 2009 at 17:30 3 comments

Daniel Alves puts Brazil in the final

Daniel Alves puts Brazil in the 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.

See the goal

See the highlights

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)

Coach: Dunga

South Africa: Khune, Gaxa, Booth, Mokoena, Masilela, Dikgacoi, Mhlongo, Pienaar, Modise, Tshabalala, Parker

Coach: Joel Santana

Date: 25/06/09

Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg

Attendance: 48,049

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)

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Gordon  |  June 25, 2009 at 17:48

    Very lucky. South Africa played well.

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  • 2. Martin  |  June 27, 2009 at 01:04

    Btazil always seems to me to have trouble when playing African teams. The speed and physicalness of African national teams I think allows them to match up well with Brazil.

    Joel Santana had a great game plan against Brazil but South Africa just did not have the punch up front to cause damage. Also give credit to Dunga for bringung on Daniel Alves…at left back! An inspired late game move.

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