Italy recover from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Brazil thanks to Super Mario howitzer

Italy 2 – Brazil 2 (International Friendly, March 21, 2013) (Alternative highlights & longer highlights.) Fred broke the deadlock with a side foot volley at the back post. Oscar made it 2-0 with an impudent flick past Buffon after a delayed Neymar pass. Italy pulled it back with two excellent goals. A back heel from Daniele De Rossi and a sensational strike from Mario Balotelli.

Buffon saves from Neymar.

Julio Cesar saves from Mario Balotelli.

Julio Cesar saves again v Italy.

Andrea Pirlo hits Neymar in the face.

Andrea Pirlo’s glorious pass v Brazil.

GIF: Fred goal v Italy.

GIF: Oscar scores Brazil’s second v Italy.

GIF: Daniele De Rossi back heel goal v Brazil.

GIF. Super Mario Balotelli whacks one into the top corner v Brazil.

Mario Balotelli goal v Brazil (High quality video).

LOLZ! Hulk forgets about the ball when in on goal v Italy!