Bolivia 2-1 Brazil 11 October 2009
A lacklustre Brazil went down 2-1 in La Paz against Bolivia and so ended Dunga’s team’s 19 game unbeaten run.
Olivares and Marcelo Moreno had given the homeside a two-goal cushion before Nilmar pulled one back in the second-half. The combination of high altitude and poor attitude meant that Brazil rarely threatened and the whole match had that ‘end of season’ feel to it. In truth, no one stood out for Brazil. Some may not don the yellow shirt again. Diego Souza, who has been outstanding for Palmeiras, had a real howler and was replaced at the interval. Adriano picked up an ankle injury at the end of the first period and may miss Brazil’s remaining match against Venezuela in Campo Grande on Wednesday. The South Americans then face England in a friendly international on November 14th.
Bolívia: Árias, Zabala, Rivero, Raldes, Ignacio Garcia, Leonel Reyes, Olivares, Ronald Gutiérrez, Abdón Reyes (Vaca), Marcelo Moreno (Pedriel), Arce (Pachi)
Coach: Erwin Sánchez
Brazil: Julio César, Maicon, Luisão, Miranda, André Santos (Elano), Josué, Daniel Alves, Ramires, Diego Souza (Alex), Nilmar, Adriano (Diego Tardelli)
Venue: Hernando Siles stadium, La Paz (Bolivia)
Goals: Olivares, 9, Marcelo Moreno, 30 minutos; Nilmar, 70
Cards: Zabala, Ronald Gutiérrez, Rivero (BOL), Ramires, Josué, Daniel Alves, André Santos (BRA)
Officials: Pablo Pozo; Assistants: Patrício Basualto & Francisco Mondria (all Chile)