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1 vs 2
Played
October 12, 2011 2:40 AM BST
Estadio Nuevo Corona — Torreón
Referee:‬ M. Mejia‎
 
10′ (OG) David Luiz
Ronaldinho 79′
 
Marcelo 83′
Top of the Match
Ronaldinho
Ronaldinho
Brazil
Ronaldinho
Ronaldinho
Brazil
Flop of the Match
Daniel Alves
Daniel Alves
Brazil
Daniel Alves
Daniel Alves
Brazil

Mexico 1-2 Brazil: Stunning Ronaldinho free kick inspires Selecao comeback win

David Luiz's own goal gave Mexico an early lead and El Tri looked on course for a win until Menezes' side struck twice late on to turn the tide after having Dani Alves sent off

Daniel Alves - Brasil x México ( Foto: Rafael Ribeiro)
Daniel Alves - Brasil x México ( Foto: Rafael Ribeiro)
Brazil scored two goals in the last 10 minutes as a devastating Ronaldinho free kick and a sensational strike from Marcelo gave the 2014 World Cup hosts a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Mexico in an international friendly.

Jose Manuel De la Torre lost for the first time since making his debut as Mexico coach in February. But his side went ahead after just 10 minutes through a David Luiz own goal. Pablo Barerra placed a low cross in front of the visitors' goal, the Chelsea defender slid in and deflected the ball into his own net.

Brazil responded by putting pressure on El Tri in what would end up being a very physical first half that featured five yellow cards, including two for Dani Alves. 

The Barcelona right-back picked up his first booking in the seventh minute and the second right at the end of the first half after taking down Javier Hernandez in the box. It was a hard bump into 'Chicharito', who was tossed off his feet. The referee had no choice but to send off Alves and award Mexico a penalty.

Stepping up for the spot kick was Andrés Guardado with an opportunity to give his team a two-goal cushion. But the winger's low attempt was saved by goalkeeper Jefferson at the right post.

Even without one of their key players, Brazil still had scoring opportunities in the second half and finally capitalised just when it appeared Mexico was feeling confident of victory.

Ronaldinho used tremendous power and accuracy to beat Mexico goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez with a stunning free kick to draw the game level on 79 minutes. Moments later, Marcelo put his head down and walked the ball through a crowd of defenders for an open strike to seal the comeback win.



Mexico

1
Oswaldo Sánchez
Goalkeeper
89′
3.50
2
Rodríguez
Defender
3.00
6
2.00
4
Rafa Márquez
Defender
82′
3.00
18
2.00
16
Efraín Juárez
Defender
2.50
30
C. Salcido
Defender
20′
2.50
8
I. Castro
Defender
2.50
17
3.00
17
3.50
14
2.50

Brazil

3.00
1
Jefferson
Goalkeeper
1.00
22
2.00
4
David Luiz
Defender
10′
3.00
4
4.00
12
Marcelo
Defender
83′
2.50
21
Lucas Leiva
Midfielder
64′
2.50
-
Lucas
Midfielder
46′
2.50
25
Fernandinho
Midfielder
3.50
10
Ronaldinho
Striker
79′ 94′
3.00
29
Hulk
Striker
80′
3.00
11
Neymar
Striker
88′

Substitutes

-
S. Pérez
Defender
52′
 - 
15
1.50
-
E. Andrade
Midfielder
80′
0.00
24
O. Peralta
Striker
80′
0.00
1
0.00

Substitutes

3.00
21
Adriano
Defender
46′
0.00
7
Jonas
Striker
80′
0.00
17
Elias
Midfielder
88′
0.00
-
Hernanes
Midfielder
94′

Coach/Manager

Coach/Manager

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  • 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
San Jose 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