England 2-Brazil 1: Lampard bitter debut Scolari

England 2-Brazil 1: Lampard bitter debut Scolari
England 2-Brazil 1: Lampard bitter debut Scolari

Two goals from Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard served England to prevail 2-1 in a friendly at Wembley before a Brazilian team led by Neymar and Ronaldinho. Fluminese striker Fred dialed 1-1 at the beginning of the second half taking advantage of a mistake by the home defense, but the Brazilians eventually succumbing to the English and lamenting that Ronaldinho missed a penalty early in the first half.

The meeting was a new occasion to celebrate the 150 anniversary of the English Football Federation (FA), an opportunity that neither the English coach, Roy Hodgson, nor the Brazilian, Luiz Felipe Scolari, They were taken as a minor appointment.

England launched from the start his cavalry over the area of ​​the Brazilian, with reference Rooney in attack, accompanied by Welbeck and supported from the rear of Theo Walcott, in grace this season. On defense, Hodgson once again included Ashley Cole, which thus became the seventh English accumulating a hundred meetings with the national team.

Scolari also booked their stars and noted in his eleven Neymar, it retains bad memories of Wembley, which he has already lost Mexico this summer to the end of the Olympics, and Ronaldinho, He is returning to wear the yellow jersey 'canarinha’ their 32 years later shine last season at Atletico Mineiro.

Ronaldinho, or from eleven meters
It was precisely the former Barcelona striker, what in 2002 It was part of Brazil knocked England out of the World Cup in Japan and Korea in the quarter on their way to the title (2-1), who had in his boots the first chance to unbalance the duel. Portuguese referee Pedro Proença appreciated in the penalty box of the minute Wilshere 17 and Ronaldinho did not hesitate to grab the ball and plant it on the spot. The front stepped back a few steps and chose the right side to launch a shot whose trajectory goalkeeper Joe Hart guessed, who stopped and avoided a penalty after Ronaldinho had success off the rebound.

In a quick meeting, back and forth, in which both teams were stretched on the turf of Wembley to reach the goal, only they spent eight minutes until England built a final chance. It was Walcott, the Arsenal midfielder who demanded to become front and leading and 18 goals this season, who arrived in the area career of Julius Caesar and finished off a ball that the Brazilian goalkeeper saved problems. Rooney was, but nevertheless, lurking, and he took the rebound to poison a shot that slipped between defenders to set up the first goal for England.

The advantage led to believe locals who had definitely dominated the Brazilian team, but that overconfidence led the tie early in the second half. Gary Cahill was trying to get a controlled ball near your area, but Neymar stepped forward to intercept leather, He left in the boot so that he gave Fred a left-footer from the edge of the area that balanced the duel in London.

England was not far behind, but nevertheless, and he took advantage of a slip in defense of Santos Marcos Arouca player to retrieve a ball in the area of ​​Brazil and mark their second and final both through Frank Lampard, which replaced Cleverley after the break.

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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