Brazil cruised to a 4-0 win over Panama in Tuesday’s friendly.
Neymar opened the scoring from a free kick in the 27th minute, and shortly before the interval Dani Alves doubled the World Cup hosts’ advantage with an accurate toe-punt.
Hulk extended Brazil’s lead only seconds after the restart, and in the 73rd minute Willian completed a flowing move that also involved Neymar and Maxwell to round out the scoring.
Following are ratings and analysis for all the Brazil players.
|Brazil Player Ratings|
Half-Time analysis for Brazil
J.Cesar: Has yet to be called into action.
D.Alves: Waited patiently before toe-punting the ball past the goalkeeper and inside the far post.
D.Luiz: Picked up an early yellow card for a foul on Quintero.
Dante: Distributing the ball nicely from the back.
Marcelo: Offering a reliable route forward as Brazil continue to struggle through the middle.
Ramires: Giving the ball away far too often.
L.Gustavo: See above.
Hulk: Shifting about the attacking third but yet to really make an impact.
Oscar: Moving from the centre to the right and wherever he can make room for himself.
Neymar: He is now just two goals back of Brazil legends Ronaldinho and Jairzinho.
Fred: Barely involved in the first half.
Full-Time analysis for Brazil
J.Cesar: Made a diving save off Gabriel Gomez to maintain his clean sheet.
D.Alves: Withdrawn at the break.
D.Luiz: Played admirably while on a yellow before being substituted midway through the second half.
Dante: Played the full 90 minutes but will likely be replaced by Thiago Silva in Brazil’s next friendly.
Marcelo: Withdrawn at the break.
Ramires: Withdrawn at the break.
L.Gustavo: Operated far more effectively alongside the intelligent Hernanes.
Hulk: Enjoyed an effective second half in which he found the back of the net after less than a minute.
Oscar: Was deployed mostly on the right and looked rather out of sorts.
Neymar: An imperious performance from the 22-year-old who scored, assisted and had a hand in pretty much everything Brazil created going forward.
Fred: Didn’t place a single shot on target.
Maicon: Nearly picked up an assist only to see Gomez beat Neymar to his cross.
Maxwell: Cut Neymar’s layoff across the face of goal for Willian to direct into the back of the net.
Hernanes: Was an immediate upgrade on Ramires.
Willian: Provided additional pace to the attack and was rewarded with a goal.
Henrique: Replaced skipper David Luiz in the 70th minute.
Jo: Will be a bit player during the World Cup.
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