The Brazilian football team has been defeated by England in a friendly match played at Wembley stadium on Wednesday. England won the match by 2-1. This was England’s first victory over Brazil since 1990.
The England players were in attacking mood right from the start. The first opportunity for England came in the 10th minute, but, it was a great save from Julio Cesar which prevented England from taking the lead. Wayne Rooney headed a corner towards the goal post, but, the QPR goalie showed great reflexes. He dived towards his left and made a brilliant save.
Brazil earned a penalty in the 18th minute and it was Ronaldinho who took the penalty. He whacked the ball powerfully, but, the English goalkeeper Joe Hart somehow managed to get his hand to the ball. Ronaldinho had another opportunity on the rebound, but, Hart again reacted brilliantly and stopped the ball.
Finally, it was England which took the lead in the 26th minute with the goal of Wayne Rooney. The Manchester United striker scored on the rebound. Walcott’s shot was saved by Cesar, but, the ball fell in the path of Rooney who tapped the ball into the post to give England the lead.
At the half time break, England was leading by 1-0, but, Brazil managed to equalize the scores pretty early in the second half with the help of Fred’s goal. It was a brilliant strike by the Fluminese forward. He played a brutal shot from a distance of 20 yards and Hart had no chance.
England again took the lead in the 60th minute. This time it was Frank Lampard who found the net for the hosts. The Chelsea midfielder got a great pass from Rooney and he didn’t let that opportunity go begging. He sent the ball into the net with a volley and took his side ahead again.
The Brazilian team wasn’t able to score the equalizer again and ended up losing the match.