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1 vs 3
Played
May 26, 2012 9:30 AM EDT
Imtech Arena — Hamburg
Referee:‬ F. Brych‎
Attendance:‬ 52000‎
 
Hulk 8′
 
Niki Zimling 13′ (OG)
 
Hulk 40′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Denmark 1-3 Brazil

Goal.com rates the players on display in Hamburg, as the Selecao's stellar first-half performance helped them past Morten Olsen's men.

By Daniel Edwards

  • Thomas Sørensen
    0
    6
    2.00

    Thomas Sørensen

    Could have done much better to keep out the opener as it crept under his body, but little chance on the second. Taken off midway through the first half.

  • Daniel Agger
    1
    7
    2.00

    Daniel Agger

    Not a good game for the captain. Robbed of the ball for Brazil's third goal, and missed a golden opportunity to hit the net in the opening minutes of the second half.

  • Daniel Wass
    4
    1
    3.50

    Daniel Wass

    Did an efficient job in shackling Marcelo on all but a few occasions, and in the second 45 showed his worth in attack as he provided the cross that Agger had to convert.

  • Simon Kjaer
    4
    1
    3.00

    Simon Kjaer

    Run ragged before the break by the fluid Selecao forward line, but composed himself well and finished looking comfortable.

  • Simon Poulsen
    4
    0
    3.00

    Simon Poulsen

    Exposed at times by Danilo and Hulk working down his flank, but acquitted himself well and put in a handful of decent crosses at the other end of the pitch.

  • Christian Eriksen
    2
    2
    3.00

    Christian Eriksen

    Forced a good save from Jefferson, although the offside flag had been raised. Sacrificed for Rommedahl in the second half as Denmark looked to push forward.

  • Christian Poulsen
    0
    4
    2.50

    Christian Poulsen

    Overrun in midfield during the first half as he chased Brazilian shadows with little success. Withdrawn at halftime for Jakob Poulsen.

  • Lasse Schöne
    1
    4
    3.00

    Lasse Schöne

    Looked to be struggling with a knock, and came off after just 25 minutes having had little impact on proceedings.

  • Michael Krohn-Dehli
    1
    2
    3.00

    Michael Krohn-Dehli

    Was busy on the left hand side, and had a decent chance to hit the net although he blazed wide. Taken off in the latter stages.

  • Niki Zimling
    5
    0
    3.00

    Niki Zimling

    Was rather unlucky to put past his own keeper for the second goal, but made amends with a brilliant run worthy of a Brazilian which led to Denmark's consolation.

  • Nicklas Bendtner
    3
    2
    3.00

    Nicklas Bendtner

    The Arsenal man was anonymous for vast periods of Saturday's friendly; but he showed his poaching instincts by netting Denmark's only goal.

Substitutions

  • Stephan Andersen
    3
    1
    3.00

    Stephan Andersen

    Thrown in at the deep end 2-0 down when Sorensen exited, and could do nothing against Hulk's fierce second strike. Quiet game in the second half, marked by an excellent save from Nem.

  • Jakob Poulsen
    3
    1
    3.00

    Jakob Poulsen

    His entry at the break coincided with a far better performance from the Europeans, as they grabbed hold of the midfield and started to threaten.

  • Thomas Kahlenberg
    5
    1
    3.50

    Thomas Kahlenberg

    Ran well and with purpose after coming on for Schone, making the Brazil defense uncomfortable playing off Bendtner.

  • Nicklas Pedersen
    0
    1

    Nicklas Pedersen

    A late sub for the Danes, played just over five minutes.

  • Dennis Rommedahl
    2
    1
    3.00

    Dennis Rommedahl

    Transformed the Danish side when he entered in the second half. Combined with Wass to give the Scratch serious headaches down the right.

  • Jefferson
    10
    0
    3.50

    Jefferson

    Decent performance from the Botafogo man, who could not do anything for Denmark's goal. Caught in possession once, but did his Olympic games bid no harm with several impressive moments.

  • Danilo
    5
    0
    3.00

    Danilo

    Played well in the first half, always providing an attacking outlet in the absence of danger from the Danes. More low key after the break

  • Juan Jesus
    4
    1
    3.00

    Juan Jesus

    A rather nervous debut from the Inter man, who struggled when Denmark started to push more players forward.

  • Marcelo
    3
    2
    3.00

    Marcelo

    Always a threat going forward, although final product was too often lacking. Left too much space at the back which was exploited during the second half

  • Thiago Silva
    7
    0
    3.00

    Thiago Silva

    Performed a crucial intervention in the first half to deflect Poulsen's cross behind for a corner. Suffered later when Denmark pushed harder, and the partnership with Juan needs work still

  • Lucas
    6
    1
    3.00

    Lucas

    A frustrating match for the teenager, did excellently to inspire the first goal and moved well across the field but too often his tricks did not come off.

  • Oscar
    18
    1
    4.00

    Oscar

    The No. 10 has been starved of game time due to wrangling between Inter and Sao Paulo, but you would have never guessed after an excellent display. Assisted on all three Brazil goals and dominated the midfield.

  • Rômulo
    4
    0
    3.00

    Rômulo

    Another Selecao star who started strongly, but was overrun in the second half when the Euro 2012 contenders started to take the initiative.

  • Sandro
    7
    0
    3.00

    Sandro

    Distributed the ball well out wide, and worked efficiently with the more creative Oscar and Lucas. Faded after the break and was replaced with Casemiro.

  • Hulk
    20
    0
    3.50

    Hulk

    The Porto man showed his undeniable instinct for goal as he struck twice in the first half, using his pace and power to devastating effect. Starved of possession in the second half.

  • Leandro Damião
    2
    4
    3.00

    Leandro Damião

    Worked well at times with Hulk, but had a rare bad day at the office in the area; taking his eye off the ball to squander a rare Brazilian chance in the second half.

Substitutions

  • Alex Sandro
    1
    2
    3.00

    Alex Sandro

    Replaced Marcelo on the left, but suffered the same problems containing the lively Rommedahl and Wass

  • Bruno Uvini
    2
    1

    Bruno Uvini

    Given barely a minute at the end as he entered for Hulk

  • Rafael Silva
    4
    1
    3.00

    Rafael Silva

    Entered for Danilo after the Danish goal, and had little opportunity to get forward as Olsen's men controlled the last 15 minutes.

  • Wellington Nem
    4
    0
    3.00

    Wellington Nem

    Came in for Damiao, a wonderful run and shot in the final minutes was the closest Brazil came to scoring in the second 45.

  • Casemiro
    4
    0

    Casemiro

    Entered for Sandro in the dying minutes.

  • Giuliano
    3
    0

    Giuliano

    Given barely 10 minutes as Lucas' replacement.

Results
 
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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
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Chris Wondolowski Chris Wondolowski
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Neymar Neymar
Striker
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Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
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Ivica Olic Ivica Olic
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