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3 vs 1
Played
September 10, 2013 9:00 PM EDT
Gillette Stadium — Foxborough, Massachusetts
Referee:‬ J. Guzmán‎
Attendance:‬ 62310‎
 
24′ Thiago Silva
34′ Neymar
 
49′
 
Top of the Match
Neymar
Neymar
Brazil
Neymar
Neymar
Brazil
Flop of the Match
Bruno Alves
Bruno Alves
Portugal
Bruno Alves
Bruno Alves
Portugal

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

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

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Neymar was in inspired form as Brazil showed its strength of character to come from behind to defeat Portugal 3-1 at Gillette Stadium.

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 host recovered from a shock early concession.

Raul Meireles, who had hit the woodwork six minutes earlier with a header, put Portugal in front in the 18th minute at after making the most of a defensive howler from Maicon.

The Roma right back was attempting to send the ball back to his goalkeeper Julio Cesar via his head, but Fenerbahce midfielder Meireles was quick to realize the opportunity  - with the former Chelsea man intercepting with a touch, before tucking away the opener past the helpless Brazilian 'keeper.

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 corner of the net to put the South Americans in front at halftime.

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

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

Meanwhile, all of Portugal's chances were being blown 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 saw Brazil stay unbeaten in its past three clashes with Portugal, winning the two friendlies, while the other result was a 0-0 draw at the 2010 World Cup.

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Brazil

30
Julio César
Goalkeeper
3.00
4
David Luiz
Defender
3.50
13
Maicon
Defender
2.00
17
Maxwell
Defender
49′
3.50
4
Thiago Silva
Defender
24′
4.00
-
Bernard
Midfielder
68′
3.00
22
Luiz Gustavo
Midfielder
3.50
8
Paulinho
Midfielder
83′
3.50
7
Ramires
Midfielder
48′ 60′
4.00
7

Striker
49′ 76′
3.50
11
Neymar
Striker
10′ 24′ 34′ 89′
4.50

Portugal

2.50
1
Rui Patricio
Goalkeeper
2.00
22
Bruno Alves
Defender
85′
2.00
5
2.50
12
2.50
3
Pepe
Defender
46′
3.00
-
Joao Moutinho
Midfielder
60′
3.00
4
Miguel Veloso
Midfielder
2.50
17
Nani
Striker
3.00
8
Vieirinha
Striker
84′
3.50
14
Raúl Meireles
Midfielder
18′
3.00
25

Substitutes

1
Jefferson
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Dante
Defender
 - 
-
Henrique
Defender
83′
 - 
2
 - 
-
Fernando
Midfielder
 - 
-
Hernanes
Midfielder
68′
3.00
-
Lucas
Midfielder
89′
3.00
11
Oscar
Midfielder
60′
2.50
9
2.50

Substitutes

 - 
16
Anthony Lopes
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Eduardo
Goalkeeper
2.50
-
Antunes
Defender
54′
2.50
-
Neto
Defender
46′
 - 
20
 - 
23
Adrien Silva
Midfielder
 - 
28
André Martins
Midfielder
 - 
-
Josue
Midfielder
 - 
-
Licá
Midfielder
84′
3.00
6
Ruben Amorim
Midfielder
60′
2.50
23

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • 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
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
A. Pulido A. Pulido
Striker
Tigres
4 0
Chris Wondolowski Chris Wondolowski
Striker
Earthquakes
3 0
Neymar Neymar
Striker
Barcelona
3 0
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
2 0
Ivica Olic Ivica Olic
Striker
Wolfsburg
2 0