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Brazil 1-0 Chile

Chile's Gary Medel clashes with Brazil's Neymar at the Emirates Stadium
Neymar scored four goals at the 2014 World Cup

Roberto Firmino's goal helped Brazil extend their winning run to eight matches at the expense of South American rivals Chile at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.

Hoffenheim striker Firmino latched on to Danilo's pass and took the ball around Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

It was the highlight of a low-quality match punctuated by fouls.

Chile's Gary Medel was lucky to escape unpunished for treading on Barcelona striker Neymar in the first half.

With the Copa America starting in Chile on 11 June, it was the last chance for the players to impress before the squads are announced on 1 June but enthusiasm appeared to be lacking.

Neymar's free-kick from deep was close to sneaking in at the far post and Bravo was forced to push the ball wide for a corner before Douglas Costa missed Brazil's best chance of the half.

Brazil celebrate Roberto Firmino's goal
Brazil have won all their matches since the 2014 World Cup

Marcelo's cross from the left found the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder but he fired wildly over the bar from 10 yards.

The setting was familiar for Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez and the striker had Chile's first meaningful attempt on goal in the 65th minute when he curled a free-kick over the bar from 20 yards.

Brazil boss Dunga has enjoyed victory in every match of his second spell in charge since taking over after the 2014 World Cup.

That record looked in jeopardy until a fine pass from Danilo released Firmino. The striker was too quick for Medel and calmly took the ball around Bravo to score.

It was harsh on Chile, who have now suffered three defeats in their last four internationals.

Neymar came close to doubling Brazil's advantage when he whipped a free-kick narrowly wide in stoppage-time.

Line-ups

Brazil

  • 1Jefferson
  • 2Danilo
  • 14Thiago SilvaBooked at 19mins
  • 3MirandaBooked at 63mins
  • 15MarceloSubstituted forFilipe Luisat 76'minutes
  • 5FernandinhoBooked at 83mins
  • 22De Souza DiasSubstituted forMendes Trindadeat 60'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 7Douglas CostaSubstituted forWillianat 62'minutes
  • 21CoutinhoSubstituted forRobinhoat 60'minutes
  • 9Luiz AdrianoSubstituted forFirminoat 60'minutes
  • 10NeymarBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 4Nascimento Silva
  • 6Filipe Luis
  • 8Mendes Trindade
  • 11Oscar
  • 12Diego Alves
  • 13Gabriel
  • 16Tavares
  • 17Luiz Gustavo
  • 18Firmino
  • 19Willian
  • 20Robinho
  • 23Grohe

Chile

  • 1Bravo
  • 3AlbornozBooked at 11mins
  • 17Medel
  • 18Jara
  • 4Isla
  • 20Aránguiz
  • 15MillarSubstituted forFernándezat 74'minutes
  • 2MenaSubstituted forGonzálezat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8VidalSubstituted forVargasat 80'minutes
  • 21Hernández
  • 7Sánchez

Substitutes

  • 5Roco
  • 9Vargas
  • 11González
  • 12Garcés
  • 13Cornejo
  • 14Fernández
  • 19Orellana
  • 22Gutiérrez
  • 24Fuenzalida
  • 25Lichnovsky
Referee:
Martin Atkinson

Match Stats

Home TeamBrazilAway TeamChile
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home32
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Brazil 1, Chile 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brazil 1, Chile 0.

Attempt missed. Neymar (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Charles Aránguiz (Chile).

Neymar (Brazil) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matías Fernández (Chile).

Neymar (Brazil) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Mark González (Chile) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mark González (Chile).

Willian (Brazil) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Willian (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Chile).

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Thiago Silva.

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Filipe Luis.

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Jefferson.

Attempt missed. Matías Fernández (Chile) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Pablo Hernández (Chile) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fernandinho (Brazil).

Booking

Fernandinho (Brazil) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fernandinho (Brazil).

Attempt missed. Robinho (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Chile. Mark González replaces Eugenio Mena.

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Fernandinho.

Matías Fernández (Chile) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Miranda (Brazil).

Booking

Elías (Brazil) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Pablo Hernández (Chile) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elías (Brazil).

Substitution

Substitution, Chile. Eduardo Vargas replaces Arturo Vidal.

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fernandinho (Brazil).

Attempt missed. Roberto Firmino (Brazil) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danilo.

Charles Aránguiz (Chile) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fernandinho (Brazil).

Substitution

Substitution, Brazil. Filipe Luis replaces Marcelo.

Matías Fernández (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Roberto Firmino (Brazil).

Substitution

Substitution, Chile. Matías Fernández replaces Rodrigo Millar.

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Sunday 29th March 2015

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