Italy vs. Brazil: 6 Things We Learned

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Italy vs. Brazil: 6 Things We Learned
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Brazil secured the top spot in Group A of the 2013 Confederations Cup on Saturday night with a 4-2 victory over Italy in Salvador, thanks in part to two second-half goals from striker Fred.

The selecao, though, were the better side of the night and deserved their victory over what was a semi-rotated Italian lineup—with the likes of Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi rested.

Neymar was once more handed the official Man of the Match award, having given his side the advantage in the second half with a delightful free-kick. However, on this occasion, he will feel he was better supported by his colleagues.

Let's take a look at six things we can learn from the fixture.

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