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Brazil surge back to beat Portugal

Published: Wednesday 11 September 2013, 5.40CET
Brazil 3-1 Portugal
Raul Meireles opened the scoring in Boston but the FIFA World Cup hosts struck back to earn a comfortable victory.
Brazil surge back to beat Portugal
Nani in action in Portugal's 3-1 friendly defeat against Brazil ©Getty Images

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Published: Wednesday 11 September 2013, 5.40CET

Brazil surge back to beat Portugal

Brazil 3-1 Portugal
Raul Meireles opened the scoring in Boston but the FIFA World Cup hosts struck back to earn a comfortable victory.

FIFA World Cup hosts Brazil came from behind to beat Portugal 3-1 in a friendly played in Boston, United States, on Tuesday night.

Raul Meireles gave the European hopefuls the lead but Thiago Silva's header and a Neymar solo effort had Luiz Felipe Scolari's in front by half-time, and Jô wrapped up the scoring soon after the interval on the night that FC Porto forward Licá made his international debut for Portugal.

Portugal responded well to early Brazilian pressure; Raul Meireles hit the post on 12 minutes and then pounced on a misplaced Maicon back-pass to break the deadlock six minutes later. However, Paulo Bento's side were soon on the back foot, Paris Saint-Germain FC defender Thiago Silva producing a fantastic header to dispatch Neymar's 24th-minute corner into the net.

FC Barcelona summer signing Neymar then turned on the style on 35 minutes, taking up the ball in midfield and storming through the Portuguese rearguard before beating Rui Patrício with a shot from inside the box.

Hopes of a second-half rally for Portugal were soon dashed when Maxwell set up Jô to score Brazil's third from close-range five minutes after the break, and while Nani and Raul Meireles went close, the only real celebrations were for Licá, who came on for the last six minutes to make his first international appearance. "This is real football," the 25-year-old enthused. "Playing in a full stadium with an incredible atmosphere is everything I could have wished for."

"We took the lead and created more chances against a great team, but I wanted to see more aggression, in defence and attack," said Paulo Bento, whose side are second in qualifying Group F, a point adrift of Russia ahead of their final fixtures, at home against Israel and Luxembourg in October.

Last updated: 11/09/13 13.13CET

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Lineups

Brazil

Brazil

Portugal

Portugal

1
Júlio CésarJúlio César (GK)
1
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
2
MaiconMaicon
2
João PereiraJoão Pereira
Yellow Card7
Substitution70
3
David LuizDavid Luiz
3
PepePepe
Substitution46
4
Thiago SilvaThiago Silva (C)
Goal24
4
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
Yellow Card85
5
MaxwellMaxwell
5
Fábio CoentrãoFábio Coentrão
Substitution54
6
RamiresRamires
Yellow Card48
Substitution60
6
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
7
Luiz GustavoLuiz Gustavo
7
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
Substitution59
8
Paulinho Paulinho
Substitution83
8
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
Goal18
9
BernardBernard
Substitution67
9
VieirinhaVieirinha
Substitution84
10
Jô
Goal49
Substitution77
10
Nélson OliveiraNélson Oliveira
11
NeymarNeymar
Yellow Card11
Goal34
Substitution89
11
NaniNani

Substitutes

12
JeffersonJefferson (GK)
12
LopesAnthony Lopes (GK)
13
DanteDante
13
EduardoEduardo (GK)
14
FernandoFernando
14
André MartinsAndré Martins
15
Marcos RochaMarcos Rocha
15
JosuéJosué
16
OscarOscar
Substitution60
17
Adrien SilvaAdrien Silva
17
HernanesHernanes
Substitution67
16
Ricardo CostaRicardo Costa
18
PatoPato
Substitution77
18
Luís NetoLuís Neto
Substitution46
19
HenriqueHenrique
Substitution83
19
AntunesAntunes
Substitution54
20
LucasLucas
Substitution89
20
Rúben AmorimRúben Amorim
Substitution59
21
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Substitution70
Yellow Card75
22
LicáLicá
Substitution84

Coach

Luiz Felipe Scolari (BRA) Paulo Bento (POR)

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