David Luiz and Roberto Firmino Earn Brazil Friendly Win over Austria

Ryan Bailey@ryanjaybaileyFeatured ColumnistNovember 18, 2014


After 4-0 scorelines in recent friendlies with Japan and Turkey, one may have expected a goalfest in Brazil's bout with Austria on Tuesday.

However, fans at Vienna's Ernst-Happel-Stadion had to wait until the 64th minute before David Luiz broke the deadlock with a header from an Oscar corner.  

The Selecao’s lead, however, lasted less than 10 minutes. When Oscar committed a rash challenge on substitute Andreas Weimann in the 75th minute, the referee blew for a penalty.

Aleksandr Dragovic stepped from 12 yards up to score his first ever international goal.

The penalty was the first goal Brazil have conceded since the World Cup.

 With seven minutes to go, Brazil took the lead once more through Hoffenheim's Roberto Firmino, who struck beautifully from outside the area.

Much like Dragovic, this was also Firmino's debut international goal. 


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