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Brazil vs. Russia: 6 Things We Learned from International Friendly
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Brazil and Russia played out an intriguing 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Monday night, with the South Americans grateful to striker Fred for a last-minute equaliser to spare the pain of defeat.

Russia started the better of the two sides and, although Brazil came back strongly into the tie, it is Fabio Capello's side that will feel that they should have won on the night.

Viktor Fayzulin eventually turned home a penalty-box scramble to give Russia the lead with 15 minutes to play, and it looked like it would be enough heading into the final moments.

Fluminense striker Fred, though, disagreed and popped up in the dying moments to turn home a low cross after good work from Marcelo and Hulk on the left.

What, then, can we learn from the friendly fixture in West London?

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