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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

  • 1de Oliveira Galvao
  • 2Danilo
  • 14Thiago SilvaBooked at 19mins
  • 3MirandaBooked at 63mins
  • 15MarceloSubstituted forFilipe Luísat 76'minutes
  • 5FernandinhoBooked at 83mins
  • 22De Souza DiasSubstituted forMendes Trindadeat 60'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 7Douglas CostaSubstituted forWillianat 62'minutes
  • 21CoutinhoSubstituted forde Souzaat 60'minutes
  • 9De Souza da SilvaSubstituted forFirminoat 60'minutes
  • 10NeymarBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 4Nascimento Silva
  • 6Filipe Luís
  • 8Mendes Trindade
  • 11Oscar
  • 12Alves Carreira
  • 13Gabriel
  • 16Fabinho
  • 17Dias
  • 18Firmino
  • 19Willian
  • 20de Souza
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brazil 1, Chile 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brazil 1, Chile 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Charles Aránguiz (Chile).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Matías Fernández (Chile).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Mark González (Chile).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match (Chile).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Chile. Conceded by Thiago Silva.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Chile. Conceded by Filipe Luis.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Chile. Conceded by Jefferson.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Fernandinho (Brazil).

  20. Booking

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 29th March 2015

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