Brazil vs. Panama: Live Player Ratings for the Selecao

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Brazil vs. Panama: Live Player Ratings for the Selecao
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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
Player Half-Time Full-Time
J.Cesar 6 7
D.Alves 8 8
D.Luiz 6 7
Dante 8 8
Marcelo 7 7
Ramires 5 5
L.Gustavo 6 7
Hulk 5 7
Oscar 6 6
Neymar 8 9
Fred 5 5
Maicon N/A 6
Maxwell N/A 7
Hernanes N/A 7
Willian N/A 8
Henrique N/A 7
Jo N/A 5


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D.Alves: Withdrawn at the break.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Marcelo: Withdrawn at the break.

Ramires: Withdrawn at the break.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.

World Cup 2014

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