The clash between Brazil and Cote D'Ivoire in Soccer City was one of the most highly-anticipated encounters of the Group stages, and the 2002 winners emerged victorious, thanks in no small part to the finishing prowess of Luis Fabiano.
In the first half, he latched on to a Kaka through pass, and although the angle was tight, rifled a wonderful shot high into the net, leaving the goalkeeper completely helpless, and hand his side a valuable lead against The Elephants.
And five minutes into the second half, he showed persistence, ability, and clinical finishing to move away from four opposition defenders before volleying low into the corner past Copa. There was a hint of handball, but take nothing away from the Sevilla forward's quality in front of goal that laid that foundation for a second group win for Dunga's men.
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Despite blotting his copybook with a late red card, the Real Madrid maestro played a neat through ball to set up Luis Fabiano's opening goal and settle the Brazilians, laying the foundation for the victory.
His run and cross allowing Elano to convert the third reminded of the Kaka of old, and he showed pace and composure to give his teammate the simplest of tasks to slot the ball into the net.
Unfortunately for Kaka, his performance in this match will always be remembered for its unhappy ending, Goal.com's fans have deemed him to be the star of this evening's show.
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