Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Bosnia 1 – Brazil 2 (Friendly, February 28, 2012) (Alternative highlights & longer highlights.) Brazil needed just four minute to break the Bosnian defence as Dani Alves teed up Marcelo in a goal that brought back memories of Carlos Alberto’s 1970 classic. The Bosnians were quick to reply in the 13th minute with a goal that again raised eye-brows at David Luiz; the defender backed off Vedad Ibisevic and, thanks also to a Julio Cesar error, the Europeans pulled level. Neymar made his presence felt when he raced through the Bosnian backline only to get brought down on the edge of the box, while later on Hernanes missed a point-blank opportunity to put Brazil 2-1 up. Ronaldinho entertained the crowd before the interval with a fancy sombrero. When it looked like Bosnia would claim a draw, an injury time own goal from Rangers defender Sasa Papac from a Hulk cross handed Brazil the win.