Brazil vs. Panama: Live Player Ratings for the Selecao

Jerrad Peters@@jerradpetersWorld Football Staff WriterJune 3, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 30:  Neymar of Brazil celebrates as he scores their second goal during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Final match between Brazil and Spain at Maracana on June 30, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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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.

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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D.Alves: Withdrawn at the break.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Marcelo: Withdrawn at the break.

Ramires: Withdrawn at the break.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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