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0 vs 5
Played
November 17, 2013 6:00 AM IST
Sun Life Stadium — Miami Gardens, Florida
Referee:‬ D. Gantar‎
Attendance:‬ 71124‎
 
 
Bernard 22′
 
Dante 55′
 
Maicon 66′
 
Willian 70′
 
Hulk 74′
Top of the Match
Paulinho
Paulinho
Brazil
Neymar
Neymar
Brazil
Flop of the Match
A. Peralta
A. Peralta
Honduras
V. Bernárdez
V. Bernárdez
Honduras

Honduras 0-5 Brazil: Selecao hammer Catrachos

A five-star performance from Luiz Felipe Scolari's side secured an impressive victory in a hotly-contested friendly against the Central American outfit in Miami

By Luke Sheehan

Neymar - Honduras vs Brazil
Mowa Press
Brazil continued their positive preparation ahead of hosting next year's World Cup with a 5-0 win over Honduras in Miami on Saturday.

The result was Brazil's fifth straight win since a shock loss to Switzerland in August, a period in which Luiz Felipe Scolari's men have scored 18 goals.

For Honduras, the result ended a four-match unbeaten run, but coach Luis Suarez will no doubt be desperate to improve their defence ahead of the World Cup.

The Selecao took the lead on 22 minutes when Paulinho crossed for Bernard to power home the game's first goal.

Dante then nodded home a Neymar free kick to double Brazil's lead 10 minutes after the half-time, with the Bayern Munich man's attempt on goal deflecting off Honduras' Wilson Palacios and Carlo Costly before trickling into the net.

Maicon then added a third as he tapped into an empty net after Paulinho's close-range effort was blocked.

Substitute Hulk teed up Brazil's fourth goal when his cut-back pass found Willian, who guided his shot across Honduras goalkeeper Noel Valladares.

Hulk himself made it 5-0 in the 74th minute with a well-placed finish after neat backheels from both Ramires and Robinho.

Roger Espinoza and Maynor Figueroa were at fault for Brazil's first, gifting Paulinho space on the right to send in a cross to winger Bernard - who powerfully tucked away the opportunity.

There was some earlier concerns for Scolari, however, as superstar Neymar pulled up sore from a first-minute challenge.

The Barcelona forward shook off the knock to his right knee, though, much to the pleasure of the Sun Life Stadium fans who he went on to impress with some fancy footwork.

Neymar could have made it two goals late in the first half with two sights on goal - the first was saved strongly by Valladares in the 37th minute.

Four minutes later, Neymar dribbled his way into the area and was crashed into from behind, but referee Dave Gantar waved away the penalty appeal.

Brazil took full control of the contest in the second half, and converted that dominance to the scoreboard in the first 30 minutes after the restart.

Honduras were left to rue some flat-footed defending, but Scolari will be delighted with his side’s capacity to convert their chances into goals.

Brazil continue their preparations for the World Cup when they face Chile in Toronto on Tuesday.


Honduras

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N. Valladares
Goalkeeper
3.00
3
E. Izaguirre
Defender
72′
2.50
3
Maynor Figueroa
Defender
2.00
5
V. Bernárdez
Defender
49′ 64′
1.00
6
A. Peralta
Midfielder
1.50
27
B. García
Defender
51′ 64′
2.50
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J. Claros
Midfielder
2.50
-
R. Espinoza
Midfielder
63′
2.00
8
W. Palacios
Midfielder
17′ 75′
2.00
-
C. Costly
Striker
2.50
27
J. Bengtson
Striker
72′
3.00

Brazil

3.00
1
Victor
Goalkeeper
3.50
4
Dante
Defender
55′
4.00
4
David Luiz
Defender
72′
3.50
13
Maicon
Defender
13′ 66′
3.00
17
Maxwell
Defender
71′
4.00
-
Bernard
Midfielder
22′ 46′
3.50
22
Luiz Gustavo
Midfielder
3.00
11
Oscar
Midfielder
64′
4.50
8
Paulinho
Midfielder
22′
3.00
7

Striker
46′
4.00
11
Neymar
Striker
55′ 67′

Substitutes

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J. Bodden
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
6
2.50
-
2.00
14
A. Najar
Midfielder
64′
 - 
-
E. Delgado
Midfielder
75′
2.00
81
2.50
-
2.00

Substitutes

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30
Julio César
Goalkeeper
2.50
15
Marquinhos
Defender
72′
 - 
22
 - 
4
 - 
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Hernanes
Midfielder
2.50
21
Lucas Leiva
Midfielder
71′
3.50
7
Ramires
Midfielder
64′
3.50
22
Willian
Midfielder
46′ 70′
3.50
29
Hulk
Striker
67′ 70′ 74′
3.00
7
Robinho
Striker
46′ 74′

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Results
 
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3 0
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2 0
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2 0