Gilette Brasil Global Tour
 
Played
November 18, 2014 6:00 PM GMT
Ernst-Happel-Stadion — Wien
Referee:‬ W. Collum‎
Attendance:‬ 48500‎
 
David Luiz 64′
 

Austria 1-2 Brazil: Firmino earns Selecao sixth successive win

David Luiz had given Dunga's men the lead but the match looked to be heading for a draw when Alexander Dragovic converted a penalty only for the 23-year-old to net a late winner

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Robert Firmino's first international goal earned Brazil a dramatic 2-1 victory in Austria on Tuesday, extending their winning streak under Dunga to six games.

The 23-year-old Hoffenheim attacker, who made his debut for the national side in Turkey last week, came off the bench to smash home an 83rd-minute winner in Vienna.

Austria gave a good account of themselves and looked set to earn a memorable draw when Aleksandar Dragovic found the net from the penalty spot, thus cancelling out David Luiz's headed opener midway through the second half.

However, Firmino's late strike earned a hard-fought victory for the South Americans, who boast a 100 per cent record since Dunga reclaimed the reigns of the national team from Luiz Felipe Scolari following a disappointing home World Cup, while Austria fell at the final hurdle in their bid to go through 2014 unbeaten.

Austria had started brightest and Rubin Okotie had the ball in the back of the net after six minutes.

It would have been the ideal start for the hosts had the striker not brazenly used both hands to slap the ball beyond goalkeeper Diego Alves from a Zlatko Junuzovic free-kick.

Despite Brazil enjoying the lion’s share of possession, it was Austria who continued to pose the biggest threat in front of goal in the early stages – Filipe Luis hurling himself in the path of a dangerous-looking Florian Klein strike.

Okotie came close to opening the scoring once again in the 26th minute when he headed against the left upright, although the flag had already been raised for offside.

Miranda pulled up with what appeared to be a hamstring problem soon after, affording former captain Thiago Silva a chance to prove his worth to coach Dunga in his first appearance for the Selecao since the World Cup.

Brazil’s first shot on target did not materialise until after the half-hour mark, when Oscar saw a speculative low effort comfortably collected by home goalkeeper Robert Almer, before Luiz sent a 25-yard free-kick whistling over the crossbar.

The visitors ended the half in the ascendancy, but their appeals for a penalty when Danilo was barged over in the box went unrewarded.

Brazil continued to see a greater share of the ball after the interval, but struggled to carve out any clear-cut opportunities.

However, David Luiz finally broke the deadlock in the 64th minute when he got the better of marker Stefan Ilsanker and evaded his marker to head home from a corner.

Dragovic levelled matters from the spot 11 minutes later after Andreas Weimann was felled by Oscar in the box, the equaliser representing the first goal Brazil have conceded in Dunga's second spell in charge.

Yet Firmino had the final say - firing in a swerving 20-yard effort seven minutes from time to announce his arrival on the international stage.

Austria

21
Robert Almer
Goalkeeper
46′
23
Christian Fuchs
Defender
7
Florian Klein
Midfielder
36
-
Stefan Ilsanker
Midfielder
-
Veli Kavlak
Midfielder
16
Zlatko Junuzovic
Midfielder
72′
10
Marko Arnautovic
Midfielder
77′
7
Martin Harnik
Striker
88′
29
Rubin Okotie
Striker
6′ 53′

Brazil

-
Diego Alves
Goalkeeper
-
Danilo
Defender
22
Miranda
Defender
28′
4
David Luiz
Defender
64′
3
Filipe Luis
Defender
83′
25
Fernandinho
Midfielder
82′
11
Oscar
Midfielder
64′ 77′
30
Luiz Gustavo
Midfielder
22
Willian
Midfielder
63′
9
Luiz Adriano
Striker
62′
11
Neymar Jr.
Striker
92′

Substitutes

-
Heinz Lindner
Goalkeeper
-
Ramazan Özcan
Goalkeeper
46′
17
Andreas Ulmer
Defender
77′
-
Gyorgy Garics
Defender
-
Kevin Wimmer
Defender
15
24
Christoph Leitgeb
Midfielder
-
26

Substitutes

1
Rafael
Goalkeeper
-
Neto
Goalkeeper
15
Marquinhos
Defender
92′
4
Thiago Silva
Defender
28′
-
Alex Sandro
Defender
-
20
Douglas Costa
Midfielder
63′
16
Casemiro
Midfielder
82′
-
Anderson Talisca
Midfielder
10
-
Fred
Midfielder
77′
22
Roberto Firmino
Midfielder
62′ 83′

Coach/Manager

Coach/Manager

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Dunga
Coach
 
  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match