United States 0-1 — 1
Brazil 1-3 — 4
Neymar came on for Brazil at halftime and orchestrated a second-half masterclass as three goals in the second 45 minutes propelled Brazil to a 4-1 win over the U.S. at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. on Tuesday night.
Neymar scored his 45th and 46th international goals in the second half for Brazil, which also got goals from Hulk and Rafinha.
Danny Williams pulled a goal back for the U.S. in the final minute with an outstanding shot from distance.
Check below for stats and highlights of the match.
United States: Guzan; Orozco, Alvarado, Cameron, Ream, Yedlin, Bradley, Jones, Bedoya, Zardes, Altidore
Brazil: Grohe, Fabinho, Miranda, David Luiz, Elias, Douglas Costa, Marcelo, Luiz Gustavo, Willian, Lucas, Hulk
Goals: USA: Danny Williams (90′); Brazil: Hulk (9′), Neymar (51′ PEN, 67), Rafinha (64′)
Shots (On Goal): United States 6 (4 on goal), Brazil 14 (7 on goal)
Tackles: United States 12, Brazil 14
Fouls: United States 11, Brazil 13
Possession: United States 47%, Brazil 53%
Cards: USA: Orozco (53′), Williams (55′)
Hulk Gave Brazil a 1-0 Lead in the 9th Minute
It didn’t take long for Brazil to assert its dominance and take an early lead. Willian’s cross (or shot) hot the woodwork and the deflection bounced right to Hulk, who had time to take a touch and finish the chance.
Neymar Earned & Converted a Penalty to Give Brazil a 2-0 Lead
A brilliant pass from David Luiz came right to Neymar’s feet, and he earned a penalty kick as a result of a foul.
U.S. goalie Brad Guzan got his fingertips to the penalty kick, but to no avail. The goal was Neymar’s 45th in 67 caps for Brazil.
Rafinha Finished off Counter Attack With a Sublime Touch to Score
Moments after coming on as a substitute, Barcelona’s Rafinha scored this goal to push the lead to 3-0. It was the 22-year-old’s first for his country.
Neymar Scored Again to Turn the Match Into a Rout
With the U.S. out of sorts in defense, Brazil struck again. Neymar used his incredible footwork to run past the defense and slot this ball past Guzan.
Danny Williams Scored a Thunderbolt of a Consolation Goal
An excellent strike from Danny Williams prevented a Brazil clean sheet. The goal was his second in 19 caps for the U.S.
Preview: USA Takes a Shot at the one of the World’s Best
The USA and Brazil square off in a friendly on Tuesday looking to fine tune their squads ahead of crucial matches in the fall.
The U.S. faces Mexico in a Confederations Cup qualifying playoff while Brazil begins World Cup qualifying; both in early October.
The fixture of this history has been one-sided in Brazil’s favor; the U.S. has won just once in 17 matchups.
The match will be a homecoming for Stoke defender Geoff Cameron, who grew up 15 minutes from Foxboro. Cameron was left off the Gold Cup roster at the request of his club, but he has returned to the defense ahead of the Mexico playoff.
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