Gilette Brasil Global Tour
 
Played
September 9, 2015 1:40 AM BST
Gillette Stadium — Foxborough, Massachusetts
Referee:‬ J. Aguilar‎
Attendance:‬ 29308‎
 
Hulk 9′
 
Neymar Jr. 51′ (PG)
 
Rafinha 64′
 
Neymar Jr. 67′

United States 1-4 Brazil: Neymar comes off the bench to net brace in international friendly

The Barcelona forward's second-half double led the the Selecao to their 10th consecutive victory over the Stars and Stripes

By Tom Webber

Brazil celebrate
AFP
Neymar's second-half double led Brazil to a 10th consecutive victory over United States as they stormed to a confident 4-1 triumph in a friendly at the Gillette Stadium.

The Brazil captain started among the substitutes but Hulk rose to the occasion, following up his winner in Saturday's 1-0 friendly victory over Costa Rica by lashing home inside the opening 10 minutes.

Brazil soon settled into a counter-attacking rhythm, using the pace of Willian and Douglas Costa to stretch the US defence effectively.

Neymar, who will miss Brazil's opening two World Cup 2018 qualifiers through suspension, only entered the fray for the second half but had an immediate impact, winning a penalty that he converted within six minutes of the restart.

Shortly after the hour-mark, Rafinha netted his first international goal and Neymar quickly followed up with his second to take his Brazil tally to 46, before Danny Williams scored a consolation for USA.

It only took nine minutes for Brazil to break the deadlock and Willian played a key role, surging to the byeline before floating in a cross that came back off the upright.

The rebound fell kindly for Hulk and the striker rifled a powerful drive beyond Brad Guzan.

Four minutes later Jozy Altidore looked to restore parity with a near-post run to attack DeAndre Yedlin's cutback, but Miranda did enough to block the effort and Marcelo Grohe collected the loose ball.

Injury saw Miranda replaced by Marquinhos midway through the half but USA continued to find it difficult to open up a resilient Brazil defence.

When an opening was eventually forged ahead of the half-hour mark, Michael Bradley produced a tame effort that failed to worry the goalkeeper.

Dunga's side still threatened on the break and Marcelo could have added to Brazil's tally on the brink of half-time, his venomous strike from the left stinging Guzan's palms.

It did not take much longer for the second goal to come, though, and it was the introduction of Neymar that proved the catalyst.

Geoff Cameron felled the Brazil captain inside the box and he got the better of Guzan from the spot with 51 minutes played.

Rafinha then grabbed the third 13 minutes later, showing great composure to roll the ball into the back of the net after some brilliant work in the build-up from Lucas Moura.

The Paris Saint-Germain man laid on another assist three minutes later, picking out Neymar who squeezed the ball inside the near post after cutting in from the left.

Rafinha came close to increasing Brazil's advantage but he fired wide of the upright from Fabinho's cutback.

Neymar almost rounded off a deadly display with a third goal, but he could only find the side netting with a free-kick from the top of the box.

Williams grabbed a late consolation for USA, producing a sublime strike from 30 yards that Grohe could not stop.

United States

22
Bradley Guzan
Goalkeeper
-
DeAndre Yedlin
Defender
20
Geoff Cameron
Defender
73′
-
M. Orozco
Defender
53′
5
Tim Ream
Defender
91′
-
V. Alvarado
Defender
-
Alejandro Bedoya
Midfielder
36′
13
Jones
Midfielder
72′
4
Michael Bradley
Midfielder
79′
11
Gyasi Zardes
Striker
46′
17
Jozy Altidore
Striker
57′

Brazil

1
Marcelo Grohe
Goalkeeper
4
David Luiz
Defender
22
Miranda
Defender
23′
12
Marcelo
Defender
20
Douglas Costa
Midfielder
63′
17
Elias
Midfielder
-
Fabinho
Defender
-
Lucas Lima
Midfielder
63′
30
Luiz Gustavo
Midfielder
65′
22
Willian
Midfielder
46′
-
Hulk
Striker
9′ 46′

Substitutes

24
Tim Howard
Goalkeeper
-
G. Garza
Defender
23
-
Omar Gonzalez
Defender
27
Alfredo Morales
Midfielder
28
Daniel Williams
Midfielder
36′ 55′ 91′
15
J. Corona
Midfielder
-
M. Diskerud
Midfielder
72′
14
Bobby Wood
Striker
46′
-

Substitutes

-
Alisson
Goalkeeper
1
Jefferson
Goalkeeper
-
Danilo
Defender
-
Douglas Santos
Defender
-
15
Marquinhos
Defender
23′
25
Fernandinho
Midfielder
65′
8
Kak√°
Midfielder
-
Lucas
Midfielder
63′ 64′ 67′
10
12
Rafinha
Midfielder
63′ 64′
11
Neymar Jr.
Striker
46′ 51′ 67′
22
Roberto Firmino
Midfielder
46′

Coach/Manager

-

Coach/Manager

-
Tite
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