Brazil vs. Australia: International Friendly Live Score, Highlights, Recap
Brazil 6-0 Australia (Jo 2, Neymar, Ramires, Pato, Luiz Gustavo)
Luiz Felipe Scolari's Brazil side returned to winning ways in Brasilia on Saturday night, putting in an imperious display to hammer a lacklustre Australia.
Inspired by the energy and innovation of Bernard, Brazil were vibrant in their attacking work and quickly took an early lead as Jo turned home a rebound after Bernard had struck the post with a crisp volley.
The same combination would soon link for Jo to add a second, turning a cross home at the near post, before Neymar got in on the act a minute later from a Ramires through ball.
After half-time, Australia's inability to get into the game continued and poor defending cost them once again as Ramires rose high at the back post to head home a Maxwell cross.
Neymar would then collect a chipped Hernanes through ball to set up Pato for a front post finish, before a Luiz Gustavo rocket in the final minutes put the icing on the cake for Brazil ahead of Tuesday's clash with Portugal.
FT: Brazil 6-0 Australia
90' Brazil still pushing for a seventh. No sign of any mercy being shown by the selecao.
87' Australia's misery is nearing an end now, but they still cannot keep the ball. Holger Osieck has a lot to ponder after this one.
83' GOAL Brazil 6-0 Australia (Luiz Gustavo)—A first international goal for the Wolfsburg man, with a rocket from the edge of the area.
82' The game is being played out at quite a leisurely pace now. It's difficult to describe just how far off the pace Australia have been.
79' Lucas Moura looks to get in on the act, bursting into the area, but his touch is heavy and Australia clear.
77' SUBSTITUTION—Marcos Rocha replaces Maicon for Brazil.
Here's Alex Pato's goal for Brazil:
75' Lovely play from Neymar, skipping past Kruse and McGowan before Neill gets a foot in at the edge of the box.
72' GOAL Brazil 5-0 Australia (Pato)—Hernanes lifts a ball over the defence to Neymar in the left-hand channel and his low cross is easily converted by Pato at the front post.
70' Maicon does well to win the ball for his side at the edge of the area, but screws his attempted shot well wide of the goal.
69' Big chance for Thiago Silva with a header from a corner, but his contact is not clean and the ball runs for another corner via a deflection.
67' SUBSTITUTION—Alexandre Pato replaces Jo for Brazil.
65' Clumsy tackle from Hernanes in midfield that would probably have earned a booking in a competitive encounter.
SUBSTITUTION: Mark Milligan replaces Mile Jedinak for Australia.
Video highlight of Ramires' goal:
SUBSTITUTIONS: Hernanes, Dante and Lucas Moura replace David Luiz, Paulinho and Bernard.
60' POST—Ramires strikes the bottom of the upright with a left-footed effort, with the Socceroos in complete disarray. Bernard had an easier opportunity in the build up, but mishit his attempted shot.
57' GOAL Brazil 4-0 Australia (Ramires)—Maxwell overlaps on the left and crosses to the back post where Ramires out-jumps McKay and powers a header past new club colleague Schwarzer.
56' Big chance for Brazil as Ramires advances down the right side of the area and almost picks out Neymar with his ball across goal.
54' Australia repeatedly giving away possession in midfield, this time to Bernard. Ramires, though, cannot find the youngster with his return ball.
52' Paulinho wins the ball in midfield for Brazil and sets off on the counter. Neymar's backheel, though, doesn't find the Spurs man.
Bernard has been brilliant so far .— Nazareth da Gama (@Nazdagama) September 7, 2013
An outstanding performance from the Shakhtar man:
49' DISALLOWED—Thiago Silva has the ball in the back of the net from the resulting corner, but is penalised for some pushing in the build up.
48' A barnstorming run from Thiago Silva is found by Bernard, but Ognenovski gets back to win the ball and concede a corner.
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