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2 vs 2
July 10, 2011 12:30 AM IST
Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes — Ciudad de Córdoba, Provincia de Córdoba
Referee:‬ W. Roldán‎
39′ Jadson
90′ Fred
90′ +2
Yellow Card Daniel Alves
Goal Fred
Yellow Card Víctor Cáceres
Goal Haedo Valdéz
Yellow Card Lucas Leiva
Goal Roque Santa Cruz
Yellow Card Alexandre Pato
So, what do you think of Brazil's first half performance. Was the decision to drop Robinho in favour of goalscorer Jadson a stroke of inspiration from Mano Menezes? Tweet me your thoughts on Twitter - @mohammedali_93. Some comments may also be published.
Wilmar Roldan calls time on the first half after one minute of added time. The Guarani may feel a little disappointed with themselves after showing early promise, yet it is Brazil who lead after sparking into life following a slow start to the encounter. Jadson's goal, a 20 yard belter into the bottom corner, remains the difference at the interval.
45′ +1
Yellow Card L. Barrios
The referee penalises Barrios for a foul on Lucio.
Brazil have sparked into life in the final minutes of the first half. Ganso superbly got past his defender, but Paulo Da Silva redeemed himself by sliding the ball into touch.
Goal Jadson
GOAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!!! JADSON PUTS BRAZIL IN THE LEAD!! Wonderful goal from the Shakhtar man, as he beats Justo Villar with a 20 yard shot which nestled into the bottom corner. Good run from Ramires, who made the chance happen after barging through a few defenders. Ganso teed up Jadson with a simple assist.
Goal.com's Daniel Edwards is at the Estadio Mario Kempes in Cordoba. He says: "A section of Brazil fans are singing for Kaka, on this performance so far who can blame them?".
Yellow Card Jadson
Jadson is shown a yellow card by referee Wilmar Roldan
Roque Santa Cruz is caught offside. The game has temporarily lost its attacking tempo, with the ball being bogged down in midfield. Remember, you can tweet in your thoughts to @mohammedali_93.
Aureliano Torres combines well with Nestor Ortigazo, yet the former's shot was of a poor quality to even trouble Julio Cesar.
Lucas Barrios is adjudged to have strayed offside.
Freekick to Brazil from the left. Neymar tries an inswinging ball which is met firmly by the head of Antolin Alcaraz. Tempo has slowed down in the last few minutes as both sides try to assert their authority in the midfield.
Ganso tries to get past his marker with a lovely turn, but is hacked down looking for a foul. Brazil are keeping the ball, but they are seeking more attacking options as the first half reaches the halfway point.
Marcelo Estigarribia is again causing a bit of trouble on the left flank, this time it's Ramires which nullifies his threat.
It's La Albirroja who are edging the contest thus far, Gerardo Martino's men are dominating on the flanks, with Brazil unable to conjure up gilt-edged changes thus far.
Paraguay are claiming handball, a cross from the right struck Daniel Alves on the arm, but the Barcelona right-back was perhaps unable to move out of the way. Harsh to have penalised that.
Delightful ball searches out Alexandre Pato, but the stirker's touch was too heavy to trouble Villar, who clutches the ball gratefully.
Neymar tries to bobble in between the rearguard of Paraguay. Eventually the ball richochets to Justo Villar. The Selecao are playing the early stages in a slow-tempo, and will have to up the game if they are to dominate.
A freekick from the left into the area has failed to materalise into something serious for the Paraguayans. They've had much of the early chances so far.
Decent start to the game, wonderkid Neymar has gone down after an incident from a defender. Much of the attention of this game will be on the much-hyped about Santos hitman. Can he live up to the occasion?
SANTA CRUZ!!! Close from the Paraguay man, after brilliant play from Lucas Barrios. After a delightful through ball, the on-loan Blackburn striker blazed over. Hearts in mouths early on from Brazil
Colombian referee Wilmar Rondon gets us underway.
About to begin here in Cordoba. Pleasant afternoon in the Argentine city.
I'm Mohammed Ali, and you can get involved by tweeting your thoughts to @mohammedali_93 on Twitter. Should be a cracking game in Cordoba this afternoon.
Interesting team selection from Mano Menezes as he has opted to drop Robinho in favour of Shakhtar Donetsk's Jadson, however they are otherwise unchanged in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Paraguay lineup with their expected side, and witha 4-4-2 formation, with the emphasis on their experienced back-line.
For Paraguay: Villar ; Veron, Da Silva, Alcaraz, Torres; Vera, Ortigoza, Riveros, Estigarribia; Santa Cruz, Barrios Subs: Barreto, Fernandez, Marecos, Caceres, Piris, Santana, Barreto, Victor Caceres, Martinez, Hernan Perez, Zeballos, Haedo Valdez
Here are the line ups: Brazil: Julio Cesar; Dani Alves, Lucio, Thiago Silva, Andre Santos; Lucas Leiva, Ramires; Jadson, Ganso, Neymar; Pato Subs: Victor, Jefferson, Maicon, David Luiz, Luisao, Adriano, Lucas, Sandro, Elano, Elias, Robinho, Fred
Hello and welcome to Goal.com's LIVE text commentary of the Copa America Group B encounter between holders Brazil and Paraguay in Cordoba, Argentina. The Selecao were disappointing in their previous encounter against Venezuela whilst Gerardo Martino's men failed to overcome Ecuador. Team news to follow shortly.
Jornada 2
Times In IST
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Paolo Guerrero Paolo Guerrero
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Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
4 0
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Radamel Falcao Radamel Falcao
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2 1
Diego Forlán Diego Forlán
2 0