Paulinho, Neymar (2) & Kaka find the target as Japan get blown out by Brazil

Brazil 4 – Japan 0 (International friendly, October 16, 2012) (Alternative highlights, official pitch level highlightsLonger highlights) Brazilian holding midfielder Paulinho was the unlikely ice-breaker after 12 minutes as the Corinthians man laced a low straight shot from 20-yards which skipped past Kawashima. Brazil won a soft penalty midway through the first half, and Neymar made no mistake from the spot. Two minutes after the restart Brazil move 3-up as a corner dropped to Neymar at the back post and, after the ball hit his hand, the starlet saw his shot deflect off Maya Yoshida and into the near post. Ramires had a perfectly legal goal stubbed out after the officials wrongly decided that Neymar had carrie the ball out of bounds in the build up. In the 75th minute Brazil did register a fourth as Kaka broke through the missle and drilled home a low shot into the far corner.

Dirty diver: Keisuke Honda flops in the box

Individual highlights: Kaka, Neymar & Shinji Kagawa.


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