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2 vs 0
Played
October 15, 2013 12:45 PM WAT
Beijing National Stadium — Beijing
Referee:‬ Fan Qi‎
 
59′ Oscar
 
66′ Dedé
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Brazil 2-0 Zambia

Goal rates the players on show as the Selecao made it four wins on the bounce thanks to second-half goals from Oscar and Dede against Patrice Beaumelle's side in Beijing

By Tom Webber

  • Diego Cavalieri
    8
    3
    3.00

    Diego Cavalieri

    The keeper was rarely forced to make a save, and was never stretched by Zambia. He did nothing wrong but would no doubt have appreciated a chance to really stand out.

  • Daniel Alves
    7
    3
    2.50

    Daniel Alves

    An energetic performance from the right-back as he chased up and down his flank all afternoon. However, he failed to make the most of a couple of great chances to find the net and left too much space in behind.

  • Maxwell
    7
    3
    3.00

    Maxwell

    Picked his moments to push on down the left impressively, never leaving too much space in the Brazil defence unneccesarily. He put some decent crosses in the area and certainly staked his claim for a regular squad place.

  • David Luiz
    14
    2
    3.50

    David Luiz

    A solid performance from the centre-back as he and Dede formed a partnership which Zambia never looked like breaking through. He was less adventurous than usual but forced a save with a wicked free kick.

  • Dedé
    8
    2
    3.50

    Dedé

    Scored his first international goal with a second-half header after evading his marker. At the other end he was equally impressive and was uncompromising when going to win the ball, often coming out on top.

  • Lucas Leiva
    12
    3
    2.50

    Lucas Leiva

    Built upon his return to the national team against South Korea with a consistent performance in midfield. He did not risk possession and played a simple, yet effective, game in midfield.

  • Lucas
    8
    6
    2.50

    Lucas

    Struggled to influence the game from the right, missing out on an opportunity to really impress Scolari. He did not supply much service from the flank and looked more dangerous when drifting inside.

  • Ramires
    8
    4
    2.50

    Ramires

    Was extremely dynamic during his first-half performance and got up to support the forwards. But this left his team open to the counterattack and he missed a great chance to score before the break.

  • Alexandre Pato
    11
    7
    2.50

    Alexandre Pato

    His touch seemed to have deserted him as he failed to provide a clinical edge inside the area. He was unable to take any of his chances and was replaced by Jo for the second half.

  • Paulinho
    6
    2
    2.50

    Paulinho

    Motored forward from deep when he could but was unable to find space to make late runs into due to the number of bodies Zambia had back. He could not influence the game as much as he would have wanted.

  • Neymar
    26
    7
    3.00

    Neymar

    Showcased his magnificent dribbling and flair, beating players like they were not even there. He hit the bar early on and was denied a goal before the break but capped an impressive night by assisting Dede's goal.

Substitutions

  • Henrique
    6
    2
    3.00

    Henrique

    Came on for David Luiz with 20 minutes left to play.

  • Bernard
    11
    2
    3.00

    Bernard

    Replaced Neymar with 10 minutes remaining and managed to look extremely bright in that time frame.

  • Oscar
    35
    14
    3.50

    Oscar Top of the Match

    Introduced for the second half, he provided more creativity for the hosts. He opened the scoring with a deflected effort which set the tone for the rest of the game.

  • Hernanes
    8
    0
    3.00

    Hernanes

    Came on for Paulinho in the 63rd minute.

  • Hulk
    7
    2
    3.00

    Hulk

    Brought on at half time and made some decent runs. However, his shooting was not quite accurate enough.

  • Kennedy Mweene
    4
    1
    3.50

    Kennedy Mweene

    The keeper looked shaky in the opening moments as he failed to stop Neymar's free kick hitting the bar and was almost caught on the ball inside his own area inside four minutes. But he did improve, making good saves from both Neymar and David Luiz either side of half time.

  • Bronson Chama
    1
    2
    2.00

    Bronson Chama

    Helped keep Pato out of dangerous areas in the first half and made a few important blocks. When defending from set plays he was perhaps too sloppy and allowed the Brazilians too much space.

  • Hijani Himoonde
    2
    2
    2.00

    Hijani Himoonde

    Struggled to deal with runners from deep and looked rather immobile when being ran at by the opposition. He dealt well with Pato during the first half but left far too much space in the channels.

  • Emmanuel Mbola
    5
    1
    2.50

    Emmanuel Mbola

    Was not overly worried by Lucas Moura in the first half but he did struggle when Dani Alves got forward to support him. He could not stop the right-back delivering a number of crosses.

  • Kabaso Chongo
    1
    3
    2.50

    Kabaso Chongo

    Had a torrid time at right-back as he was continually beaten by Neymar. He could not get close to the forward and left space in behind when he allowed himself to get sucked in.

  • Fwayo Tembo
    2
    2
    1.50

    Fwayo Tembo Flop of the Match

    The powerful midfielder was some way of the pace in midfield and his tackling left a lot to be desired as he made some poorly-judged challenges. His delivery from set plays was also sub-par.

  • Chisamba Lungu
    4
    1
    2.00

    Chisamba Lungu

    Offered very little in terms of attacking intent and was a peripheral figure for much of the game. He did drop back and help his team defend, but failed to contribute anything of note.

  • Kondwani Mtonga
    1
    1
    2.50

    Kondwani Mtonga

    Failed to get close to the ball in midfield and by sitting so deep he regularly encouraged Brazil to attack his side. He was barely involved in the action and did not support his team-mates when counterattacking.

  • Jacob Mulenga
    3
    1
    2.50

    Jacob Mulenga

    The striker received very little service in attack but when he did get an opportunity to turn and get at the defence he was far from impressive.

  • Emmanuel Mayuka
    2
    2
    2.00

    Emmanuel Mayuka

    His strong running offered his team-mates some short relief during the first half, but he never really tested Dani Alves. He faded in the second half and allowed Oscar inside too easily to open the scoring.

  • Christopher Katongo
    4
    1
    2.50

    Christopher Katongo

    Helped screen the defence and restrict the space in front of them in which Brazil could play in. While his defensive work was impressive, he offered almost nothing going the other way.

Substitutions

  • Joseph Musonda
    1
    1
    2.00

    Joseph Musonda

    Came on for Katongo in second-half stoppage time.

  • Jimmy Chisenga
    1
    2

    Jimmy Chisenga

    Brought on for Chongo in the 62nd minute.

  • Bruce Musakanya
    2
    3

    Bruce Musakanya

    Introduced in the place of Lungu with four minutes left to play.

  • Rodgers Kola
    2
    1

    Rodgers Kola

    Brought on for Mulenga in the 92nd minute.

  • James Chamanga
    2
    2
    2.00

    James Chamanga

    Replaced Mayuka in the 67th minute.

  • Noah Sikombe Chivuta
    2
    2
    2.00

    Noah Sikombe Chivuta

    Brought on for Tembo with 13 minutes left on the clock.

Results
 
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