WATCH: Brazil pump Socceroos 4-0

Brazil had no problem seeing off the Socceroos tonight at the MCG. 

Seleção scored four well worked goals, in a dominating performance led by Captain Phillipe Coutinho.

In fact, it only took 12 seconds for the Worlds number one ranked team to score the first goal. Australia attempted to press Brazil from the word go, and were punished for it. Diego Souza scoring his first ever goal for Brazil to humiliate Australia on home soil. It’s Souza’s first ever goal for Brazil, 2802 days after making his debut against Bolivia.

1-0

Australia struggled to make any impact in the first half. They were simply just spectators to the Brazilians. Socceroos favourite Tim Cahill almost had the chance to put the Aussies level, although he couldn’t connect with the cross.

After the first 28 minutes, Brazil had 78% possession. Absolute domination!

Brazil then proved that they aren’t just world class with their feet, they can head the ball as well! A string of headers from a corner, and some poor Socceroos defending resulted in Brazil’s second goal of the game. This time, it was veteran defender Thiago Silva to head home.

2-0

It seemed Brazil only needed to play at 50%. Their third goal of the game mirrored the historic Ginga style of play that came to life in the Pele era.
A lovely string of passes and a back-heel from Paulinho set up Taison’s first ever goal for Brazil.

3-0

The fourth then came in the 90th minute, Souza scoring his second of the game. As for Australia, they looked lifeless, lost in the midfield and struggled to make any forward entries into the final third. A lot to learn from as they look towards the Confederations Cup later this month.

4-0

Ari Charilaou