Nilmar steals the show as Brazil beat Chile 4-2 September 2009
Even without the suspended Luis Fabiano, Brazil still managed to find the net four times against a spirited Chile in Salvador on Wednesday night.
All eyes had been on Flamengo man, Adriano, but it was Villarreal’s recent acquisition, Nilmar, who put away three of Brazil’s goals.
The score was even more impressive considering that Dunga’s team played almost the entire second-half with ten men after Felipe Melo was righty sent off for a stupid challenge on Sanchez.
Júlio Baptista scored the other for Brazil. Suazo scored twice for Chile including one beautifully taken effort.
Brazil are on 33 points but have already qualified for South Africa next year. The Brazilians finish their campaign away to Bolivia 10th October and home to Venezuela four days later. Chile need three points from their remaining two matches away to Colombia and at home to Ecuador.
See the highlights here
See the table and the rest of the round 16 results here
Brazil 4-2 Chile
Venue: Estádio Pituaçu, Salvador, Brazil
Officials: Jorge Larrionda, Pablo Fandino, Mauricio Espinosa (all Uruguay)
Brazil: Júlio César, Maicon, Miranda, Luisão, André Santos (Elano), Felipe Melo, Gilberto Silva, Daniel Alves, Júlio Baptista (Sandro), Nilmar, Adriano (Diego Tardelli)
Chile: Muñoz Bravo, Medel, Jara, Ponce, Millar (Isla), Carmona, Vidal (Cereceda), Matias Fernandez, Sanchez, Suazo (Valdivia), Beausejour
Coach: Marcelo Bielsa
Gols: Nilmar, 31, 74, 76; Júlio Baptista, 40; Suazo, 45; 52,
Yellows: Jara, Sanchez (Chile).
Red: Felipe Melo
Entry filed under: Brazil squad. Tags: Brazil 4-2 Chile September 2009, Brazil vs Chile September 2009, Brazil x Chile September 2009, Brazilian football, Nilmar, South America World Cup qualifiers 2009.