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1 vs 1
Played
March 25, 2013 3:30 PM EDT
Stamford Bridge — London
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 35206‎
 
90′ Fred
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Brazil 1-1 Russia

Goal.com was on hand to cast a watchful eye over friendly proceedings at Stamford Bridge, as substitute Hulk was a man on a mission, inspiring his side to a last-gasp equalizer.

By Simon Harrison

  • Julio César
    35
    12
    2.50

    Julio César

    Had a few reasonable saves to make in the first half to deny Ignashevich and Kerzhakov, but had little to do but pick the ball out of the back of his net in the second 45 minutes.

  • Daniel Alves
    27
    41
    3.00

    Daniel Alves

    Bombed on down the right flank and predictably spent more time in the opposition half than he did his own. Combined well with Oscar and Kaka at times with some crisp one-twos.

  • David Luiz
    36
    19
    2.50

    David Luiz

    Played some fantastic cross-field and over-the-top balls throughout the game, providing Fred with some great service. Wasn't as convincing defensively, but his distribution was great.

  • Marcelo
    60
    11
    3.00

    Marcelo

    Similarly to Dani Alves, he spent a lot of time getting forward. Made a couple of vital interceptions in the first half, and then provided the assist for Fred in the second, as he offered himself as a useful wide-left option throughout.

  • Thiago Silva
    42
    13
    2.50

    Thiago Silva

    Made an important block in the opening few minutes, and played efficiently. Was caught in possession or played sloppy passes a couple of times, but was generally solid.

  • Fernando
    25
    15
    3.50

    Fernando

    Dropped in to accommodate for Dani Alves and Marcelo pressing forward at any given opportunity. Took an unforgettable long-range free kick, but did test Gabulov with a late long-range strike.

  • Hernanes
    32
    20
    3.50

    Hernanes

    Played a fantastic range of passes, playing the ball in behind Russia's full-backs with ease. Pulled the strings from deep for Brazil, displaying great distribution.

  • Oscar
    54
    18
    3.50

    Oscar

    Was creative throughout and played some phenomenal balls across the course of the game. Found Fred and Neymar with some fantastic deliveries at the back post, which the Russian defence frankly couldn't deal with.

  • Fred
    36
    20
    3.50

    Fred

    Only had one golden chance during the entire game, but took it. Struggled a little to impose himself against Berezutskiy and Ignashevich, but was in the right place when it mattered.

  • Kaká
    126
    13
    2.50

    Kaká

    Was quiet in the first half, but pushed on in the second. At times, he was frustrating, but at times he glided past players like the Kaka of old.

  • Neymar
    19
    78
    2.50

    Neymar

    Was bright and lively throughout the entire game, gliding past Russian defenders brilliantly. However, he was selfish in the first half, opting to take on extra defenders rather than release his team-mates.

Substitutions

  • Diego Costa
    6
    39
    2.00

    Diego Costa

    Came on in the second half but failed to really make an impact in the game whatsoever.

  • Hulk
    59
    11
    3.50

    Hulk

    Changed the game entirely for Brazil. His pace and strength troubled Eschenko greatly, as he weaved his way in between weary Russian defenders with ease. Played a great ball to Marcelo in the build up to the equaliser.

  • Vladimir Gabulov
    13
    7
    2.50

    Vladimir Gabulov

    Untroubled in the first half despite some pressure towards his goal, with his first save being an unintentional cross-shot from Neymar. Was unfortunate to concede, as he had little to deal with throughout.

  • Alexander Anyukov
    18
    6
    3.00

    Alexander Anyukov

    Dealt well with the tricky Neymar, restricting the amount of space which the pacey winger was permitted. Made a couple of important challenges to deny Brazil goalscoring opportunities.

  • Andrey Eschenko
    9
    11
    2.00

    Andrey Eschenko

    Played well in the first half, and looked reasonably solid, but was totally taken apart in the second half by Hulk. He simply couldn't cope with the pace and strength of the Zenit winger, and was caught out on multiple occasions.

  • Sergey Ignashevich
    17
    6
    3.00

    Sergey Ignashevich

    Tested Julio Cesar with an early free kick, and was solid throughout. Fred struggled to get into the game due to Ignashevich's effort, as he dominated aerially over the veteran striker.

  • Vasiliy Berezutskiy
    15
    7
    2.50

    Vasiliy Berezutskiy

    Just like his defensive partner, he was superior in the air to Fred and wasn't caught out. A solid performance from the one half of the famous CSKA twins.

  • Denis Glushakov
    10
    10
    3.50

    Denis Glushakov

    Kept the ball moving well whilst sat deep, circulating well when Russia chose to sit back and retain possession for a spell. Covered well too, when called upon, and made some vital interceptions almost as a third centre-half.

  • Roman Shirokov
    14
    8
    3.50

    Roman Shirokov

    Played vibrantly in the first half, picking out a range of passes and spreading the play well. Was lively throughout, and was especially important to the build-up of Russian play in the first half.

  • Vladimir Bystrov
    13
    6
    2.50

    Vladimir Bystrov

    His pace caused problems for Brazil in the first, as he was able to beat Marcelo comprehensively. However, neither wide-man contributed a great deal, and were therefore replaced at half-time.

  • Viktor Faizulin
    20
    6
    3.00

    Viktor Faizulin

    Was lively at times, but struggled to impose himself in the first half. He found himself in the right place at the right time to smash home the opening goal, hammering the loose ball in between a host of Brazilian players on the line.

  • Aleksandr Kerzhakov
    10
    10
    3.00

    Aleksandr Kerzhakov

    Unfortunate not to score in the first half, as the Zenit striker had a few good opportunities. Also squandered a couple in the second half, and was fortunate that Fayzulin followed up his blocking effort for the opening goal.

  • Aleksandr Kokorin
    7
    12
    2.00

    Aleksandr Kokorin

    Offered a wide outlet for Russia in the first half, but failed to really involve himself in the offensive action. Rightfully substituted at half time, as both wide men struggled to impose themselves.

Substitutions

  • Yuri Zhirkov
    19
    7
    2.00

    Yuri Zhirkov

    Struggled to get into the game after coming on, and was unfortunate to pick up what looked like a pulled hamstring on his return to Stamford Bridge.

  • Dmitriy Kombarov
    8
    10
    2.00

    Dmitriy Kombarov

    Struggled to prevent Oscar from delivering crosses from deep, and then similarly struggled against Neymar when he was deployed on the right.

  • Maksim Grigorjev
    5
    10

    Maksim Grigorjev

    Found himself in good areas in the later stages, and may feel as though he was unfairly manhandled by David Luiz in the Brazilian penalty area.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Rank/Player Position Team Rating
1. A. PulidoStrikerMexico3.67
2. C. PeñaMidfielderMexico3.33
3. Rafa MárquezDefenderMexico2.83
4. RodríguezDefenderMexico2.83
5. L. MontesMidfielderMexico2.83
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
A. Pulido A. Pulido
Striker
Tigres
4 0
Chris Wondolowski Chris Wondolowski
Striker
San Jose Earthquakes
3 0
Neymar Neymar
Striker
Barcelona
3 0
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
2 0
Ivica Olic Ivica Olic
Striker
Wolfsburg
2 0