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July 1, 2013 3:30 AM IST
Estadio Jornalista Mário Filho (Maracanã) — Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Referee:‬ B. Kuipers‎
Attendance:‬ 73531‎
 
2′ Fred
 
44′ Neymar
 
47′ Fred
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Brazil 3-0 Spain

The tournament hosts win the Confederations Cup with a stunning victory over the world champions thanks to Fred's double and a stunner from Neymar

By Greg Stobart at the Maracana, Rio de Janeiro

  • Julio César
    263
    10
    3.00

    Julio César

    Had very little to do but the Brazil goalkeeper stayed sharp and alert, making very good fingertip saves to deny Pedro and Villa late on.

  • Daniel Alves
    159
    39
    3.00

    Daniel Alves

    An energetic display as he bombed up and down the right touchline while defending comfortably.

  • Thiago Silva
    253
    13
    3.50

    Thiago Silva

    Rock solid display for the Brazil captain as first Torres and then Villa were denied any space in the penalty area.

  • David Luiz
    457
    12
    4.00

    David Luiz

    The Chelsea centre-back stuck close to Torres and did a good job of denying his club team-mate space, but his highlight was a wonderful, gravity-defying clearance off the line to deny Pedro. It was celebrated like a goal by the crowd.

  • Marcelo
    211
    41
    4.00

    Marcelo

    Decent display on the ball but the Real Madrid man did look suspect defensively. Let Pedro run through on goal in the first-half and conceded the second-half penalty with a clumsy challenge on Jesus Navas.

  • Oscar
    263
    32
    2.50

    Oscar

    Made his class show in the final third as he linked together Brazil's attacks. Fired just wide early on and was very intelligent with the timing and weight of his pass to set up Neymar for his side's second.

  • Luiz Gustavo
    184
    27
    3.00

    Luiz Gustavo

    The Bayern Munich man sat deep in midfield alongside Paulinho and performed very well. Denied Spain space between the lines and used the ball well with tidy passing.

  • Paulinho
    230
    17
    3.50

    Paulinho

    Set the tempo for Brazil's pressing game as he snapped into tackles, hassled the Spain midfield and drove forward attacks. Tested Casillas in the first-half with a superb lob from long range.

  • Fred
    381
    20
    4.50

    Fred Top of the Match

    Took his record under Scolari to nine goals in 10 appearances with two strikers' goals. The first was turned in from close range after the ball broke free, the second a lovely finish slotted into the corner. Might have had a hat-trick had he not shot straight at Casillas in the first-half.

  • Neymar
    439
    46
    4.50

    Neymar

    The new Barcelona man completed a wonderful individual tournament with another quite brilliant display, perhaps the best of the lot. Doubled Brazil's lead just before half-time with a stunning strike into the top corner and delivered a wonderful dummy in the build-up to the third. His speed, trickery and vision were too much for the Spain defence to handle.

  • Hulk
    159
    51
    2.50

    Hulk

    Made some bad decisions in the final third but his directness and power troubled Spain, not least when he crossed from the right in the build-up to the opening goal. Replaced by Jadson in the 73rd minute.

Substitutions

  • Hernanes
    77
    10

    Hernanes

    Replaced Paulinho two minutes from time.

  • Jadson
    81
    11
    3.00

    Jadson

    Lively performance after replacing Hulk 17 minutes from time.

  • Jô
    84
    16
    3.00

    Came on for Fred with 10 minutes to play. Forced Casillas into action with a powerful low strike.

  • Iker Casillas
    72
    148
    2.00

    Iker Casillas

    The Spain captain is used to largely playing a spectator role, but here he was more like a ball boy - picking the ball out of his own net. He could and should have done better for both of Fred's goals.

  • Piqué
    44
    196
    1.50

    Piqué

    A horrible night for the central defender which he topped off with a red card for hacking down Neymar in the 68th minute. Had no communication with his right-back and was constantly caught flat-footed by Brazil's swift attacking play.

  • Sergio Ramos
    60
    201
    1.00

    Sergio Ramos

    His second-half penalty miss - struck woefully wide of the post - summed up an awful display. Seemed to completely forget about defending and it cost his team as Brazil created chance after chance.

  • Arbeloa
    38
    199
    1.00

    Arbeloa Flop of the Match

    A dismal 45 minutes for the Real Madrid right-back before he was hauled off at half-time. Had no idea what he was doing for the first goal and was nowhere near Neymar for the second, while he made a number of clumsy challenges to recover from bad positioning.

  • Jordi Alba
    54
    133
    2.00

    Jordi Alba

    The best of a bad bunch in the Spain back four. Offered an attacking outlet and on the whole coped fairly reasonably with Hulk.

  • Andrés Iniesta Luján
    203
    61
    3.50

    Andrés Iniesta Luján

    Class act in the Spain midfield as he looked to open up the Brazil defence with his vision and creativity. He was able to handle Brazil's pressing game better than any of his team-mates.

  • Xavi
    57
    157
    2.00

    Xavi

    A quiet, ineffectual game from the Barcelona midfielder. Precise passing but always found himself in deep positions and was denied space by Brazil's hard-working midfield.

  • Busquets
    34
    149
    2.00

    Busquets

    Sat at the base of the Spain midfield but had no way to cope with the fluidity, movement and speed of Brazil's attacks.

  • Fernando Torres
    108
    174
    1.00

    Fernando Torres

    A virtually anonymous game as he failed to escape the attention of the Brazil defence before being replaced by Villa in the 59th minute.

  • Pedro
    57
    127
    2.00

    Pedro

    Kept trying and looked lively at times, but was on the fringe of the game and only once really troubled the hosts. On that occasion, he was denied an almost certain goal by Luiz's fantastic block.

  • Juan Mata
    59
    129
    1.50

    Juan Mata

    One fine pass to Pedro aside, a very disappointing game after being selected to start ahead of David Silva. Did not see enough of the ball and was unsurprisingly replaced by Jesus Navas seven minutes after the restart.

Substitutions

  • César Azpilicueta
    57
    89
    1.50

    César Azpilicueta

    The Chelsea defender replaced Arbeloa at the break and was only marginally better. Struggled to deal with Neymar and Fred.

  • Jesús Navas González
    171
    36
    3.00

    Jesús Navas González

    Replaced Mata in the 52nd minute and at least added some directness and energy to Spain's play. Brought down by Marcelo for the penalty.

  • David Villa
    83
    99
    2.00

    David Villa

    Came on for Torres in the 59th minute. Only action of note was a curling late strike that Cesar parried away.

Results
Third Place Final
Times In IST
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Fernando Torres Fernando Torres
Striker
Chelsea
5 0
Fred Fred
Striker
Fluminense
5 0
Abel Hernández Abel Hernández
Striker
Palermo
4 1
Neymar Neymar
Striker
Barcelona
4 0
Javier Hernández Javier Hernández
Striker
Man. United
3 1