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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Dec 2014

Football

Neymar stars in Brazil's 6-0 victory
AP
Brazil, September 09, 2013
First Published: 02:15 IST(9/9/2013)
Last Updated: 02:17 IST(9/9/2013)

Neymar scored one goal and set up two more as Brazil defeated Australia 6-0 in a football friendly at Estadio Nacional on Saturday.

Jo bagged a double, both within the first half hour, and Ramires, Pato and Luiz Gustavo also scored to equal Brazil's highest score against Australia from the 1997 Confederations Cup final.

Australia never looked like troubling Brazil, which dominated possession and capitalized on a sleepy defense.

Before the match, Brazil midfielder Oscar was ruled out due to an ankle injury in training, which is sure to concern his Chelsea club boss Jose Mourinho, and just before halftime, Brazil and Real Madrid left back Marcelo was stretchered off with a left hamstring injury.

The Aussie goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer had a bad day in the office as it was the first time he has conceded more than four goals on international duty. It was his 109th appearance.


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