Firmino earns Brazil 1-0 victory over Honduras

Porto Alegre, June 11 (IANS) A first-half strike from Roberto Firmino earned Brazil a 1-0 victory over Honduras in an international football friendly here.

Firmino provided a rare moment to remember at the Beira-Rio Stadium on Wednesday when he finished off a fine move initiated by Filipe Luis, reports Xinhua.

The Chelsea full-back played a clever one-two with Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho before laying off a perfectly weighted pass to Firmino. The Hoffenheim attacker’s first-time finish left goalkeeper Noel Valladares with no chance.

Barcelona forward and Brazil captain Neymar was introduced at halftime, barely four days after the Catalan club’s 3-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League final in Berlin. The 23-year-old made little impact, though he did force a reflex save from Valladares (64th minute).

The match was Brazil’s last chance to fine-tune their preparations ahead of the Copa America in Chile. Dunga’s team have been drawn in the same group as Colombia, Peru and Venezuela for the quadrennial tournament. The ‘Selecao’ will play their first match against Peru in Temuco on June 14.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here