Gilette Brasil Global Tour
 
Played
September 11, 2013 2:00 AM BST
Gillette Stadium — Foxborough, Massachusetts
Referee:‬ J. Guzmán‎
Attendance:‬ 62310‎
 
34′ Neymar
 
49′
 

Brazil 3-1 Portugal: Neymar stars as Scolari's men triumph

After the Canarinho went behind, the Barcelona forward set up the equaliser before scoring a stunning solo effort to put his side on their way to a comfortable victory

Neymar - Brazil vs Portugal
Mowa Press
Neymar was in inspired form as Brazil showed their strength of character to come from behind to defeat Portugal 3-1 at the Gillette Arena.

The former Santos man scored once and provided an assist, while also having a hand in Brazil's third goal, as the upcoming World Cup hosts recovered from going 1-0 down early on.

Raul Meireles, who had hit the woodwork six minutes earlier with a header, put Portugal in front in the 18th minute after capitalising on a defensive mistake from Maicon.

The Roma right-back attempted to head the ball back to his goalkeeper Julio Cesar, but Fenerbahce midfielder was quick to seize the opportunity  - with the former Chelsea man intercepting with a touch, before tucking away the opener.

But Neymar came to the rescue, putting in the corner that found the forehead of Thiago Silva, before dribbling into the box and tucking away into the left-hand corner of the net to put the South Americans in front at half-time.

Just four minutes after the break, Neymar put through left back Maxwell, who crossed for Jo to score his third goal of the week after a brace against Australia.

It was very crisp passing from the Brazilians, who were putting on a show for the American fans and Jo was handed another international goal on a plate after Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio was drawn off his line.

Meanwhile, all of Portugal's chances were being wasted by winger Nani, who struck two free-kicks well over the crossbar and had another two audacious shots from range that were not close to bothering Cesar.

The result sees Brazil stay unbeaten in their last three clashes with Portugal.

Brazil

1
Julio César
Goalkeeper
23
David Luiz
Defender
13
Maicon
Defender
17
Maxwell
Defender
49′
4
Thiago Silva
Defender
24′
-
Bernard
Midfielder
68′
22
Luiz Gustavo
Midfielder
8
Paulinho
Midfielder
83′
7
Ramires
Midfielder
48′ 60′
7

Striker
49′ 76′
11
Neymar
Striker
10′ 24′ 34′ 89′

Portugal

1
Rui Patricio
Goalkeeper
-
Bruno Alves
Defender
85′
5
Fabio Coentrao
Defender
54′
12
João Pereira
Defender
7′ 70′
3
Pepe
Defender
46′
-
Joao Moutinho
Midfielder
60′
4
Miguel Veloso
Midfielder
17
Nani
Striker
8
Vieirinha
Striker
84′
-
Raúl Meireles
Midfielder
18′
16

Substitutes

1
Jefferson
Goalkeeper
4
Dante
Defender
-
Henrique
Defender
83′
2
Marcos Rocha
Defender
-
Fernando
Midfielder
-
Hernanes
Midfielder
68′
-
Lucas
Midfielder
89′
11
Oscar
Midfielder
60′
9

Substitutes

16
Anthony Lopes
Goalkeeper
-
Eduardo
Goalkeeper
-
Antunes
Defender
54′
-
Neto
Defender
46′
20
Ricardo Costa
Defender
23
Adrien Silva
Midfielder
28
André Martins
Midfielder
-
Josue
Midfielder
-
Licá
Midfielder
84′
6
Ruben Amorim
Midfielder
60′
23

Coach/Manager

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