Monday March 25, 2013 Friendlies Finished Stamford Bridge

Brazil 1 - 1 Russia

  • Fred 89’
  • Faizulin 73’

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  1. South American Football - Fred equaliser denies Russia win against Brazil

    South American Football - Fred equaliser denies Russia win against Brazil

    Fred struck late on as Brazil denied Russia their first win over the former World Cup holders in a 1-1 friendly draw. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Brazil
    • Russia
    • 90+3' There goes the whistle for full-time. Entertaining enough friendly. 1-1 probably about right over the piece. Thanks for joning us this evening.
    • 90+1' Shirokov lifts the ball over the bar on the break after he was set up by Kerzhakov. Late chance to win it not taken.
    • 89' We are into three minutes of time added on here.
    • 88' Hulk has been superb since he arrived on the pitch. He and Marcelo combine. Brazil pushing for a late winner.
    • 87' GOAL! Hulk slides the ball to Marcelo and his cross is tucked away by Fred, his fourth goal in four matches. Brazil level at 1-1.
    • 86' Yuri Zhirkov departs with a hamdstring injury to be replaced Grigoriev for Russia.
    • 85' Hernanes lifts the ball straight out of play. Utter waste and time firmly against Brazil here.
    • 84' Yeshchenko brings down Hulk and collects a booking for that effort. Brazil with the free-kick out wide of the Russia area.
    • 83' Naymer on the run. Hernanes then collects, but he is quickly jostled out of it. Strong defending by the Russians.
    • 82' Russia again defend stoutly to deprive Brazil of any space in their own area.
    • 81' Hulk with another probing run and cross, but Fred can only knock it over the bar.
    • 80' Russia just piling men behind the ball. To be fair, they have managed to keep Brazil very quiet this evening.
    • 79' Superb free-kick from Hulk. Ball flew into the area, but Gabulov clasped it. A couple of yellow shirts almost connect with that delivery.
    • 78' Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa earning his 12th cap this evening for Brazil.
    • 77' Kaka departs to be replaced by Diego Costa for the South Americans.
    • 76' Naymer picks out Fernando, whose sweeping shot from 30 yards ends up straight in the arms of Gabulov. Will need to be better to beat the Russia goalkeeper from there.
    • 75' Kerzakhov and Shirokov both saw shots cleared off the line before Faizulin finally forced it over the line.
    • 74' Great run and pass from Hulk, but Marcelo can't cash in as he sends the shot flying wide of goal.
    • 72' Russia have never beaten Brazil, but they are looking good for the win here.
    • 71' GOAL! Viktor Faitzulin finally slides the ball into the net after some frantic Brazil defending deep in their own box. A real scramble, but Russia grab the lead.
    • 70' Hernanes booked a second straight friendly after crashing into a late challenge on Andrei Yeschenko.
    • 68' Ball breaks to Neymar 22 yards out, but he sends the shot straight into the welcoming arms of Gabulov.
    • 67' Kombarov sends Kaka crashing to the deck out wide, and Brazil will have a free-kick out wide.
    • 66' Shirokov returns to the action for Russia. Gabulov off his line to pluck a high looping cross out of the air.
    • 65' On comes Hulk, and off goes Oscar. Perhaps that will give Brazil more of a cutting edge in the final third.
    • 64' Shirokov actually damages himself with a late lunge on Kaka. Looks like Brazil are going to shuffle the pack.
    • 63' Luiz wins the ball from Shirokov on the edge of his box. Neymar then penalised for a late challenge of Shirokov.
    • 62' Oscar with a fine cross deep. Neymar nods it back across goal, but Kaka can't get the shot away before a Marcelo long-ranger is held by Gabulov.
    • 61' Hernanes coming up with decent movement, but Kaka sees his latest corner blocked off. Brazil yet to really cut through those red shirts.
    • 60' Fred caught offside racing into the Russia area. He is surely going to depart to be replaced by Hulk soon.
    • 59' Russia give the ball back to Brazil. Act of sportsmanship. Brazil try to construct their latest attacking move.
    • 58' Luiz hammers the free-kick into the wall. Berezutsky takes the loose ball off his face. He is needing some treatment for that.
    • 57' Shirokov fells Oscar and the Russians have to defend a free-kick 25 yards from goal.
    • 56' Eshchenko does well to block off the run of Kaka. This match could go anyway at the moment. Teams very even.
    • 55' A fine piece of play by Kaka. Like the Kaka of old. David Luiz then prods a boot at the ball to send it wide from inside the Russian box.
    • 54' Berezutsky on a rampaging run up the park before Brazil tidy up at the back to deal with the danger.
    • 53' Berezutsky and Ignashevich not really being given a strong going over by Fred this evening. A change may well be coming soon.
    • 52' Russia certainly not in awe of this Brazilian side in terms of passing the ball. Neymar plays in Kaka, but he can't get the shot away before Oscar is caught offside.
    • 51' Gabulov forced to clutch a Neymar cross at the second attempt. Not sure he meant to try and hit a shot there. Russia goalkeeper forced to look lively.
    • 50' Fabio Capello remains unbeaten record as Russia coach while Scolari continues to search for his first victory as coach of the Brazil national side.
    • 49' Shatov shut down as he waltzed down a flank. Kaka fails to get a shot away at the other end. Russia defending strongly.
    • 48' Kokorin replaced by Zhirkov with Anyukov departing for Kombarov at the break. Shatov is also on for Kombarov.
    • 47' Brazil as they were in the first period. No changes as Kaka wins a corner before Russia head clear the delivery from Oscar.
    • 46' Teams back out for this second period. A few changes from Russia as the usual rash of subsitutions begin to take effect on the game. Will give you those.
    • 45' There goes the whistle for the break! 0-0. Russia not too unhappy with that showing.
    • 44' Neymar is 11/2 to score the first goal if you fancy him to pick matters up in the second period.
    • 43' Russia will be the happier lot with their showing in this first period. Have really restricted Brazil in front of goal.
    • 41' Marcelo narrowly fails to pick out Oscar with a longish ball. Brazil toiling to cut through this Russian rearguard.
    • 40' Kerzhakov sends a shot spinning over the bar from 22 yards. Decent hit, but shot was always rising.
    • 38' Neymar picks out Fred, but he ends up backheeling the ball into the path of Gabulov in the Russia goal.
    • 37' That was a glorious break up the park by Russia, who are looking in the mood when they break up the park with such speed.
    • 36' Andrei Yeschenko with a powerful challenge. Russia break up the park at speed, but Faitzulin rattles the ball wide of goal from inside the box.
    • 35' Brazil knocking these passes around with their usual technical efficiency. Alves on the ball out wide, but just fails to thread a pass through to Fred.
    • 34' Thiago Silva rises in the box to head out of the danger area. Neymar then holds the ball up well at the halfway line.
    • 33' Suddenly a Mexican Wave breaks out around the ground as the action continues at pace on the park.
    • 32' Marcelo showing all his class to halt a Russia raid and they have a throw-in here to be taken by Alves deep in the Brazilian half.
    • 31' Brazil keeping the ball as Marcelo, Fernando and Neymar keep the ball for fun.
    • 30' Plenty of Russia and Brazil fans out on this cold night. Obviously, based in London. Bit of a carnival atmosphere in Chelsea's ground.
    • 28' Fred almost connects with the Marcelo cross, but the ball drops wide of goal.
    • 27' Viktor Faitzulin trying to open up the Brazilian defence, but the yellow shirts break up the attack.
    • 25' Alves bundles Andrei Yeschenko off the ball with a late challenge. Russia continue to give as good as they get here.
    • 24' Alves caught offside deep in the Russia half. Vladimir Gabulov slams the free-kick long.
    • 23' Neymar drives the ball over the bar from 18 yards out. That was a real chance for a man of his quality.
    • 22' Just spotted the Russia national coach Fabio Capello out of his technical area. He is looking quite content in the dugout area.
    • 21' This game warming up on in freezing cold conditions. Not bad fare for a friendly match, it must be said.
    • 20' Alves bounding down a flank, but Russia are well organised as they clear the danger from the Barca full-back.
    • 19' Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez watching this match as his central defender David Luiz is caught narrowly offside.
    • 18' Better from Brazil with Fernando cracking an ambitious free-kick over the bar from 40 yards out.
    • 17' Ignashevich with a superb clearance in front of goal after a glorious ball in from Luiz. Neymar doing just enough to clear the danger as Neymar prepared to pull the trigger.
    • 16' Marcelo with the spinning free-kick. Superb delivery, but David Luiz fails to connect. Anyukov then heads clear the cross from Oscar.
    • 15' An apology from the superstar before Marcelo is sent to the deck by an Sergei Ignashevich challenge.
    • 14' Referee Howard Webb wanting a word with Neymar for backing into Aleksandr Aniukov.
    • 13' Vasili Berezutsky sends Kaka to the deck moments after Cesar holds a long-range effort, but the quick free-kick comes to nothing for Brazil.
    • 12' Shirokov showing off his skills to some effect before David Luiz clears the corner from Viktor Faitzulin. All Russia at the moment.
    • 11' Another glorious chance for Russia with Sergei Ignashevich failing to connect with a free header before Alexander Kerzhakov sees the ball charged down. Russia dominant at the moment.
    • 10' An offside flag goes up against Fred after he set off too soon at the other end.
    • 9' Vasili Berezutsky sees a shot come back off the hand of Fernando. Strong appeals for a penalty rejected before Alexander Kerzhakov thumps an effort well wide of goal.
    • 8' Kokorin heads the ball back across goal from the free-kick, but Alves does just enough to scramble the danger clear.
    • 7' Viktor Faitzulin sent tumbling to the ground by Hernanes and the Russians have a free-kick out wide.
    • 6' Silva with another strong challenge to win the ball after Kokorin had nudged the pass forward. Bright enough start by Capello's men.
    • 5' Russia trying to keep the ball, but some nice sharp play by Fernando to break up an attack in midfield.
    • 4' Sergei Ignashevich unloads a free-kick at goal from distance. Júlio César dives low to his left to repel the free-kick. Superb block.
    • 3' Thiago Silva with a strong block to deny Kerzhakov a volley at goal. Fine piece of defending.
    • 2' Kaka fails to control the ball out wide. Not exactly a full house inside Stamford Bridge for this encounter. Brazil in yellow, Russia in red.
    • 1' We are off and running then in London. Brazil get the action started.
    • 19:27 The referee this evening is Howard Webb, the World Cup final match official is given the nod for this friendly match.
    • 19:25 Fabio Capello: "I think there will be no problems because we trained really well yesterday and today, we are in good form and we are fresh. I think we will be at 100 per cent. It’s not an official game, but it will be really important for me to know our value, especially of some of the young players who haven’t played at the top level but will play tomorrow. It’s a good test for us to improve."
    • 19:20 Luiz Felipe Scolari: "The pressure is not less or higher in Brazil. What happens is we play away so much because the company that has the rights to promote these friendlies with Brazil prefers us to play away. We would prefer to play more in Brazil rather than abroad, but we have this agreement to not play in Brazil."
    • 19:15 Russia were supposed to play Northern Ireland on Friday but the game was postponed twice due to bad weather, so Fabio Capello's side have had a disrupted build-up. Manager Fabio Capello hands a start to Roman Shirokov in place of Igor Denisov.
    • 19:10 Brazil drew 2-2 with Italy on Thursday night and make changes. Kaka comes into the starting XI as a replacement for Hulk, while Thiago Silva and Marcelo replace Dante and Filipe Luis in defence. Chelsea star Ramires is struggling with his fitness, but Oscar and David Luiz start on their club ground.
    • 19:05 Teams: Brazil: Julio Cesar, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Fernando, Hernanes, Oscar, Kaka, Neymar, Fred////Russia: Gabulov, Anyukov, V. Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Yeshchenko, Glushakov, Shirokov, Faizulin, Kokorin, Bystrov, Kerzhakov
    • 19:00 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of tonight's international friendly between Brazil and Russia from Stamford Bridge. A 7:30pm kick-off in this one on a freezing cold night in London.
  • Summary

    • 90+1' Shirokov lifts the ball over the bar on the break after he was set up by Kerzhakov. Late chance to win it not taken.
    • 87' GOAL! Hulk slides the ball to Marcelo and his cross is tucked away by Fred, his fourth goal in four matches. Brazil level at 1-1.
    • 71' GOAL! Viktor Faitzulin finally slides the ball into the net after some frantic Brazil defending deep in their own box. A real scramble, but Russia grab the lead.
    • 23' Neymar drives the ball over the bar from 18 yards out. That was a real chance for a man of his quality.
    • 17' Ignashevich with a superb clearance in front of goal after a glorious ball in from Luiz. Neymar doing just enough to clear the danger as Neymar prepared to pull the trigger.
    • 11' Another glorious chance for Russia with Sergei Ignashevich failing to connect with a free header before Alexander Kerzhakov sees the ball charged down. Russia dominant at the moment.
    • 9' Vasili Berezutsky sees a shot come back off the hand of Fernando. Strong appeals for a penalty rejected before Alexander Kerzhakov thumps an effort well wide of goal.
    • 4' Sergei Ignashevich unloads a free-kick at goal from distance. Júlio César dives low to his left to repel the free-kick. Superb block.
    • 3' Thiago Silva with a strong block to deny Kerzhakov a volley at goal. Fine piece of defending.
    • 19:05 Teams: Brazil: Julio Cesar, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Fernando, Hernanes, Oscar, Kaka, Neymar, Fred////Russia: Gabulov, Anyukov, V. Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Yeshchenko, Glushakov, Shirokov, Faizulin, Kokorin, Bystrov, Kerzhakov

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  • Brazil

    Manager: Luiz Felipe Scolari

  • Russia

    Manager: Fabio Capello

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