Gilette Brasil Global Tour
 
Played
June 11, 2015 2:00 AM BST
Estádio José Pinheiro Borda — Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
Referee:‬ G. Vargas‎
Attendance:‬ 22305‎
 
 

Brazil 1-0 Honduras: Roberto Firmino downs los Catrachos

The Hoffenheim forward struck the only goal of the game in Porto Alegre as Dunga's Selecao ended their Copa America preparations with a tenth consecutive victory

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Roberto Firmino hit the only goal of the game on Wednesday as Brazil edged a stubborn Honduras 1-0 in their final pre-Copa America warm-up match.

The Hoffenheim forward continued the impressive start to his senior international career in an otherwise rusty performance that saw coach Dunga visibly frustrated on the sidelines in Porto Alegre.

Firmino struck in the 33rd minute after a rampaging run down the left from Filipe Luis, latching onto the Chelsea defender's through pass to finish smartly between the legs of Honduras goalkeeper Noel Valladares.

Since making his debut in November, Firmino has played six matches for Brazil and scored three goals.

Wednesday's win was Brazil's 10th in a row and comes just three days after they saw off Mexico 2-0 in Sao Paulo.

It also saw Dunga maintain his perfect record in his second stint in charge since taking over after last year's World Cup.

The hosts became more dominant as the match wore on at the Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borda, finishing the game with 65 per cent possession and 15 shots to Honduras' seven, but were unable to build on their lead.

Honduras made it difficult for the home side by adopting a physical approach, with the visitors conceding 22 fouls, though Dunga will want to see more a cutting edge from his side when his team start their Copa America campaign against Peru on Sunday.

Captain Neymar returned after missing the match with Mexico due to his club commitments with Barcelona and was introduced at half-time.

With the CONCACAF Gold Cup looming next month, Honduras coach Jorge Luis Pinto has just one more friendly to prepare his team, as they host Mexico on July 1.

Brazil

1
Jefferson
Goalkeeper
4
David Luiz
Defender
46′
3
Filipe Luis
Defender
31′ 33′
22
Miranda
Defender
16
Casemiro
Midfielder
-
Fabinho
Defender
20′ 75′
25
Fernandinho
Midfielder
-
Fred
Midfielder
81′
10
22
Willian
Midfielder
46′
22
Roberto Firmino
Midfielder
33′ 71′

Honduras

-
N. Valladares
Goalkeeper
-
E. Izaguirre
Defender
87′
-
H. Figueroa
Defender
16
J. Leverón
Defender
30
J. Díaz
Defender
77′
14
A. Najar
Midfielder
75′
-
B. Acosta
Midfielder
84′
27
B. García
Defender
38′
19
Luis Garrido
Midfielder
53′
11
A. Lozano
Striker
74′

Substitutes

1
Marcelo Grohe
Goalkeeper
-
Neto
Goalkeeper
-
Geferson
Defender
15
Marquinhos
Defender
75′
4
Thiago Silva
Defender
46′
20
Douglas Costa
Midfielder
46′
17
Elias
Midfielder
81′
-
Everton
Midfielder
7
Felipe Anderson
Midfielder
-
11
Neymar Jr.
Striker
46′
7
Robinho
Striker
71′ 80′

Substitutes

-
L. Lopez
Goalkeeper
-
Brayan García
Defender
87′
2
W. Crisanto
Defender
12
A. Mejía
Midfielder
53′ 94′
-
-
C. Mejía
Midfielder
75′
7
Mario Martínez
Midfielder
38′
-
E. Andino
Striker
74′
13
E. Hernandez
Striker
-
R. Castillo
Striker

Coach/Manager

-
Tite
Coach

Coach/Manager

-
J. Pinto
Coach
 
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  • Yellow Card
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  • 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