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Scotland go down to Neymar double

Published: Sunday 27 March 2011, 17.11CET
Brazil 2-0 Scotland
Teenage forward Neymar scored a goal in each half as Scotland went down to defeat against Brazil at the Arsenal Stadium in London.
Scotland go down to Neymar double
Neymar scored both goals for Brazil against Scotland ©Getty Images

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Published: Sunday 27 March 2011, 17.11CET

Scotland go down to Neymar double

Brazil 2-0 Scotland
Teenage forward Neymar scored a goal in each half as Scotland went down to defeat against Brazil at the Arsenal Stadium in London.

Brazil 2-0 Scotland
Scotland went down 2-0 to Brazil in a one-sided friendly match at the Arsenal Stadium in London, Neymar scoring a goal in each half.

Scotland may have won their previous two matches but they had lost seven of their nine previous meetings with Brazil and the outcome held no surprises. The South Americans soon had the Scots penned inside their own half and began threatening from the quarter-hour when Ramires headed over.

Jadson tested Allan McGregor with a low shot, then Leandro Damião headed against the bar before, three minutes from half-time, the impressive Neymar struck. Collecting a low ball from André Santos from the left, the 19-year-old forward swept a superb effort around McGregor and into the far corner.

Scotland's only opportunity to that point had been a Steven Whittaker header from Charlie Adam's free-kick that missed the far post and Brazil remained on top after the interval. McGregor made a fine double save to deny Leandro Damião, then Ramires blazed a clear opportunity over. Neymar doubled the lead after 77 minutes, however, by sending McGregor the wrong way from the penalty spot after he was tripped by Adam.

It could have been three for Brazil but Jonas fired over in added time, to the Scots' relief. Craig Levein's men are next in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying action in September with a home double-header against the Czech Republic and Lithuania.

 
Last updated: 16/04/12 7.34CET

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Lineups

Brazil

Brazil

Scotland

Scotland

Júlio CésarJúlio César (GK)
McGregorAllan McGregor (GK)
LúcioLúcio
HuttonAlan Hutton
Daniel AlvesDaniel Alves
CraineyStephen Crainey
André SantosAndré Santos
G. CaldwellGary Caldwell
Thiago SilvaThiago Silva
BerraChristophe Berra
Substitution73
LucasLucas
Substitution86
WhittakerSteven Whittaker
Substitution65
JadsonJadson
Substitution72
McArthurJames McArthur
Substitution57
ElanoElano
Substitution83
BrownScott Brown
RamiresRamires
AdamCharlie Adam
Substitution78
Leandro DamiãoLeandro Damião
Substitution79
MorrisonJames Morrison
Substitution90
NeymarNeymar
Goal43
Goal77
Substitution90
MillerKenny Miller
Substitution86

Substitutes

SandroSandro
Substitution86
WilsonDanny Wilson
Substitution73
LucasLucas
Substitution72
CommonsKris Commons
Substitution65
ElíasElías
Substitution83
BannanBarry Bannan
Substitution57
JonasJonas
Substitution79
SnodgrassRobert Snodgrass
Substitution78
Renato AugustoRenato Augusto
Substitution90
Cowie Don Cowie
Substitution90
Mackail-SmithCraig Mackail-Smith
Substitution86

Coach

Mano Menezes (BRA) Craig Levein (SCO)

Referee

Howard Webb (ENG)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
 
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