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June 10, 2013 12:30 AM IST
Arena do Grêmio — Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
Referee:‬ V. Carrillo‎
Attendance:‬ 51919‎
 
54′ Oscar
 
85′ Hernanes
 
90+3′ (PG) Lucas
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Brazil 3-0 France

Goal rates the players on show as Luiz Felipe Scolari's men picked up an important win ahead of the Confederations Cup against the lacklustre Bleus

By Tom Webber

  • Julio César
    12
    2
    3.00

    Julio César

    The keeper will be happy to have ended the game with a clean sheet, but France never really tested him. In fact, the best save he had to make was in order to stop David Luiz putting through his own goal.

  • Daniel Alves
    5
    5
    2.00

    Daniel Alves

    Pushed early on but did not remain as adventurous for the full game. His delivery never seemed particularly measured and was far too infrequent. Not the usual energetic performance that the Barcelona man would provide.

  • David Luiz
    10
    0
    2.00

    David Luiz

    The Chelsea man kept very tight to Benzema and watched him closely, but he was guilty of a number of reckless challenges. If it was not a friendly he would quickly have tallied up the cards.

  • Marcelo
    15
    1
    3.50

    Marcelo

    Became more adventurous when Neymar moved out onto the left and was unrelenting in his surging forward runs. A coruscating dribble earned his side a stoppage-time free kick which Lucas converted.

  • Thiago Silva
    14
    0
    3.50

    Thiago Silva

    Read the game impressively as he regularly got himself into the right areas to win the ball. He got across to cover whenever Dani Alves got forward, and to good effect. On the whole he was very solid.

  • Luiz Gustavo
    5
    2
    2.50

    Luiz Gustavo

    Was unable to provide the range of passing that Brazil need deep in midfield. He was fairly poor in possession but his pressure was key to the first goal which Oscar scored. There still remain issues in this area for Brazil.

  • Oscar
    31
    2
    3.50

    Oscar Top of the Match

    Improved when given freedom of the centre of the pitch. He always looked capable of creating something when he got on the ball. He did well to get between the two centre-backs and slot home the opening goal.

  • Paulinho
    5
    2
    2.50

    Paulinho

    Was sloppy in possession, regularly giving the ball away on needless occasions. He was unable to provide a decent enough range of distribution to push Brazil forward, though his pressing was impressive.

  • Fred
    4
    2
    2.50

    Fred

    Did not show an awful lot of movement in the first half, and his best chances only came when receiving a long ball inside the area. He did not show any desire to lose his marker and link the play.

  • Hulk
    12
    3
    2.50

    Hulk

    Became a lot more dangerous after being moved out onto the right. His pace caused Mathieu plenty of problems and but he also threatened when moving into central areas and finding space.

  • Neymar
    11
    5
    2.50

    Neymar

    Should have punished a bit of hesitation from Lloris in the first minute but he instead tried to beat the keeper before shooting. He rarely showed the sort of driving quality that makes him a terror on the left.

Substitutions

  • Dante
    6
    1
    2.00

    Dante

    Replaced Paulinho with three minutes of normal time remaining.

  • Bernard
    2
    0
    2.00

    Bernard

    Brought on for Neymar in the 89th minute.

  • Fernando
    1
    0
    3.00

    Fernando

    Replaced Oscar in the 65th minute and made Brazil look a lot more comfortable in midfield.

  • Hernanes
    6
    0
    3.50

    Hernanes

    Came on for Luiz Gustavo in the last 10 minutes but managed to get on the scoresheet with an 84th-minute goal.

  • Lucas
    8
    0
    3.00

    Lucas

    Brought on for Hulk in the 65th minute and had a role in the two late goals. His cross was cushioned by Neymar for Hernanes' strike and he then slotted home the third himself from the penalty spot.

  • Jô
    1
    0
    2.00

    Called up in place of the injured Leandro Damiao and replaced Fred in the 71st minute.

  • Hugo Lloris
    7
    0
    2.50

    Hugo Lloris

    Almost gifted the hosts a goal in the opening minute and was fortunate Neymar did not shoot when he had the chance. Produced a good double-save in the second but was beaten three times by the Brazilians.

  • Adil Rami
    1
    2
    2.50

    Adil Rami

    Did not have an awful lot to do in the first half as Fred's movement was fairly poor. But the Fluminense man improved and waited until Rami got sucked across as he set up the opening goal.

  • Jérémy Mathieu
    0
    1
    2.00

    Jérémy Mathieu

    The left-back was a particularly weak link in the France defence. He was unable to cope with the pace of Hulk and allowed the forward to get the better of him frequently. He was slow to close the ball, even close to his own box.

  • Mathieu Debuchy
    1
    3
    1.50

    Mathieu Debuchy

    Stuck very close to Neymar in order to limit the amount of room in which he had to operate on the left, but this enabled Marcelo to exploit the space in behind. He brought the left-back down late on and conceded a needless penalty.

  • Mamadou Sakho
    0
    1
    2.50

    Mamadou Sakho

    The Paris Saint-Germain centre-back showed good awareness early on but his concentration seemed to leave him late on. He allowed the Brazilians too much space around the box.

  • Blaise Matuidi
    0
    1
    2.50

    Blaise Matuidi

    The midfielder failed to provide the driving force in the middle as France found themselves under pressure for large parts of the game. He started of positively, but was forced to sit back for much of the game.

  • Guilavogui
    0
    1
    3.00

    Guilavogui

    The 22-year-old put in a decent performance as part of his fledgling international career. He was very strong in the centre of the park and protected the ball well. He also pushed on and got a couple of attempts on goal away.

  • Mathieu Valbuena
    1
    0
    2.00

    Mathieu Valbuena

    Floated about from his station out on the right, but failed to show the same level of effectiveness that he had started with throughout. As he drifted into the background France were overrun by the opposition.

  • Yohan Cabaye
    3
    2
    2.50

    Yohan Cabaye

    Was constantly on the move in midfield as he showed a great hunger to get on the ball and propel his team forward. He almost scored an absolute screamer too, but his long-range effort swerved into the side netting.

  • Dimitri Payet
    0
    1
    2.50

    Dimitri Payet

    Began the game brightly, looking very lively as he dribbled in off the left flank. He made some lovely, scything passes but his influence waned as Brazil began to control possession. Then, he did not get back to assist Mathieu enough.

  • Karim Benzema
    2
    3
    1.00

    Karim Benzema Flop of the Match

    Continued his dismal form for the national team with another awful display. The Real Madrid man failed to get into any kind of goal scoring areas and left les Bleus looking impotent in the final third.

Substitutions

  • Clément Grenier
    0
    2
    1.50

    Clément Grenier

    Brought on for Matuidi with 20 minutes left to play and was unable to influence the game.

  • Alexandre Lacazette
    0
    0
    1.50

    Alexandre Lacazette

    Came on for Valbuena in the 70th minute but did not make France look any more dangerous.

  • Bafetimbi Gomis
    0
    1
    1.50

    Bafetimbi Gomis

    Brought on for Cabaye in the the 82nd minute.

  • Olivier Giroud
    1
    5
    1.50

    Olivier Giroud

    Replaced Benzema with 20 minutes remaining and failed to provide anything more than the Real Madrid man.

Results
 
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