Gilette Brasil Global Tour
 
Played
June 7, 2015 9:00 PM BST
Allianz Parque — São Paulo, São Paulo
Referee:‬ J. Quintana‎
Attendance:‬ 34659‎
 
 
 

Brazil 2-0 Mexico: Coutinho and Tardelli seal friendly victory

Two first-half goals were enough for Dunga's side as they played their first international game on home soil since the World Cup

Tardelli gol BRA - MEX
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Goals from Philippe Coutinho and Diego Tardelli gave Brazil a 2-0 win over Mexico in Sunday's friendly clash in Sao Paulo.

Since their World Cup on home soil ended in humiliating defeats to Germany and Netherlands last year, Brazil - under the leadership of Dunga for a second time following Luiz Felipe Scolari's departure - have won every game, conceding just two goals in the process.

Sunday's victory was the result of another assured display, as first-half goals from Coutinho - his first for his country - and Tardelli proved the difference.

Coutinho put them in front with a penetrative run and clinical effort, before Tardelli put the final touches on the good work of Elias with a straightforward finish into an empty net.

With the Copa America in Chile due to begin next week, Brazil will play one final friendly against Honduras in Porto Alegre on Wednesday.

A 10th straight victory would serve as perfect preparation before the Copa, although for Mexico - who drew 1-1 with Peru earlier this week - this defeat served as another setback in their own build-up to the competition.

After a low-key start to proceedings, Coutinho produced a moment of magic to open the scoring in the 28th minute.

The diminutive playmaker was a rare shining light in a disappointing season for club side Liverpool, and he displayed his quality once more here.

Receiving a pass from Filipe Luis, he turned away from the attentions of Hugo Ayala and, from a tight angle, whipped the ball past Jesus Corona inside his near post.

Nine minutes later, the home side doubled their lead as Elias cut inside from the left and played in Tardelli, who had the simple task of tapping home from six yards.

The second period was a similarly low-key affair, with Brazil seemingly content to sit back and hold on to their advantage.

Mexico rarely threatened, with the centre-half partnership of David Luiz and Miranda successfully snuffing out any danger before goalkeeper Jefferson was unduly troubled.

As a result, Brazil were able to see out a comfortable victory as they gained further momentum heading into their first Copa clash against Peru in a week's time.

Brazil

1
Jefferson
Goalkeeper
-
Danilo
Defender
46′
4
David Luiz
Defender
3
Filipe Luis
Defender
28′
22
Miranda
Defender
17
Elias
Midfielder
37′ 78′
25
Fernandinho
Midfielder
-
Fred
Midfielder
83′
10
22
Willian
Midfielder
74′
-

Mexico

1
J. Corona
Goalkeeper
-
A. Aldrete
Midfielder
43
G. Corral
Defender
44′ 46′
4
H. Ayala
Defender
46′
4
J. Domínguez
Defender
4
Rafa Márquez
Defender
57′
-
J. Guemez
Midfielder
30′ 67′
-
M. Osuna
Midfielder
46′
-
E. Herrera
Striker
68
J. Corona
Striker
76′
19
R. Jiménez
Striker
65′

Substitutes

1
Marcelo Grohe
Goalkeeper
-
Neto
Goalkeeper
-
Geferson
Defender
15
Marquinhos
Defender
4
Thiago Silva
Defender
20
Douglas Costa
Midfielder
74′
-
Everton
Midfielder
70′
-
Fabinho
Defender
46′
16
Casemiro
Midfielder
78′
7
Felipe Anderson
Midfielder
83′
22
Roberto Firmino
Midfielder
59′

Substitutes

1
Alfredo Talavera
Goalkeeper
-
Edgar Hernández
Goalkeeper
-
E. Velarde
Defender
15
G. Flores
Defender
46′
-
J. Valenzuela
Defender
16
C. Salcedo
Defender
46′
11
J. Aquino
Midfielder
-
J. Medina
Midfielder
67′
8
M. Fabián
Midfielder
46′
-
L. Montes
Midfielder
76′
-
E. Esqueda
Striker
-
M. Vuoso
Striker
65′

Coach/Manager

-
Tite
Coach

Coach/Manager

-
 
  • 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