Gilette Brasil Global Tour
 
Played
October 12, 2013 12:00 PM BST
Seoul World Cup Stadium — Seoul
Referee:‬ R. Irmatov‎
Attendance:‬ 65038‎
 
 
Neymar 44′
 
Neymar 44′
 
Oscar 49′
 
Oscar 49′

South Korea 0-2 Brazil: Neymar and Oscar seal win

The Selecao continued their preparations for World Cup 2014 with a routine victory over their Asian hosts on Saturday

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Goals from Neymar and Oscar saw Brazil chalk up their third straight victory as they saw off South Korea 2-0 at the Seoul World Cup stadium.

Luiz Felipe Scolari's side were far from their fluent best on Saturday but still managed to overcome a stubborn challenge from the home side.

After a first period devoid of clear-cut chances, Neymar lit up the game with a sublime free-kick on the stroke of half-time.

And the encounter was put beyond doubt shortly after the break as Oscar rounded goalkeeper Jung Sung-Ryong and fired into the open net.

Scolari named an attacking starting XI with Neymar and Hulk partnering Jo in a front three.

South Korea boss Hong Myung-Bo left Bayer Leverkusen forward Son Heung-Min on the bench, although Sunderland midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung started.

Brazil made a lacklustre start to the game and could have gone behind in the third minute when Koo Ja-Cheol fired wide from the left of the box after Ki's neat through ball.

The visitors' first glimpse of the Korean goal came when Hulk played a one-two with Jo before shooting, but his strike was smothered by Jung.

Chelsea midfielder Oscar then hit a snap shot on the turn from 25-yards that cleared the crossbar.

Brazil's failure to create clear-cut chances led to a spell of increased pressure from South Korea.

David Luiz crucially headed an exquisite Lee Chung-Yong cross away from Koo, before a surging run from Kim Bo-Kyung resulted in the midfielder firing straight at Jefferson.

But the hosts failed to make this period count and Brazil went ahead in the 44th minute.

Neymar was felled by Lee Yong on the right and the Barcelona star picked himself up to curl a superb 25-yard free-kick into the corner on the stroke of half-time.

And Scolari’s men doubled their lead four minutes after the interval.

Oscar collected a defence-splitting pass from Paulinho and deftly beat the goalkeeper before shooting into the empty goal.

Brazil then went close to extending their lead on the hour mark. Neymar's cross caused panic in the South Korea box and Luiz Gustavo made a late run to power a header goalwards with Lee Yong making a crucial deflection.

South Korea nearly reduced the arrears from a corner with 20 minutes remaining, but Lee Chung-Yong put his near-post header wide.

Hernanes could have added a third in the dying stages, but the Lazio midfielder hit a tame effort straight at Jung from the edge of the box.

This made no difference to the result though, as Brazil built on victories over Australia and Portugal in their last two fixtures.

Scolari's men will now switch their focus to Tuesday's friendly with Zambia in Beijing.

South Korea

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Sung-Ryong Jung
Goalkeeper
20
Jeong-Ho Hong
Defender
-
Yong Lee
Defender
19
Jin-Su Kim
Defender
22
Young-Gwon Kim
Defender
13
Bo-Kyung Kim
Midfielder
78′
27
Chung-Yong Lee
Midfielder
78′ 86′
13
Koo Ja-Cheol
Midfielder
65′
7
Kook-Young Han
Midfielder
24
Sung-Yong Ki
Midfielder
17′
10
Dong-Won Ji
Striker
52′

Brazil

1
Jefferson
Goalkeeper
22
Daniel Alves
Defender
4
Dante
Defender
23
David Luiz
Defender
12
Marcelo
Defender
82′
22
Luiz Gustavo
Midfielder
69′
11
Oscar
Midfielder
49′ 49′ 79′
8
Paulinho
Midfielder
49′ 49′ 68′
29
Hulk
Striker
46′
7

Striker
11
Neymar
Striker
44′ 44′

Substitutes

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Seung-Gyu Kim
Goalkeeper
18
Bum-Young Lee
Goalkeeper
27
Chang-Soo Kim
Defender
24
Joo-Ho Park
Defender
2
Seok-Ho Hwang
Defender
-
Suk-Young Yoon
Defender
-
Kim Tae-Yan
Defender
-
Tae-Hwi Kwak
Defender
-
Yo-Han Ko
Midfielder
78′
-
Il-Lok Yun
Midfielder
86′
15
Jong-Woo Park
Midfielder
-
Myeong-Ju Lee
Midfielder
7
-
Keun-Ho Lee
Striker
52′

Substitutes

1
Diego Cavalieri
Goalkeeper
1
Victor
Goalkeeper
-
Dedé
Defender
-
Henrique
Defender
17
Maxwell
Defender
82′
-
Bernard
Midfielder
79′
-
Hernanes
Midfielder
68′
-
Lucas
Midfielder
21
Lucas Leiva
Midfielder
69′
7
Ramires
Midfielder
46′
9

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