Skip to main content

News

  • SAMBA STYLE AT THE LANE
Subscribe to newsfeed 

SAMBA STYLE AT THE LANE

Posted on 5 September 2006  - 12:00

The Samba beat finally subdued the Welsh song as Brazil won an entertaining friendly 2-0 against Wales at the Lane on Tuesday night.

The Samba beat finally subdued the Welsh song as Brazil won an entertaining friendly 2-0 against Wales at the Lane on Tuesday night.

John Toshack's side certainly held their own in a goalless first half and as Edmilson and Ronaldinho pulled the strings for the famous men in yellow, Ryan Giggs battled it out with the Barcelona pair for man of the half honours.

Edmilson should have opened the scoring as early as the fourth minute but Giggs was the orchestrator of the best two chances after that - a cushioned volley pass and delightful back-heel handed Robert Earnshaw opportunites that he failed to take.

Edmilson, Julio Baptista and Kaka all forced saves from Paul Jones but the keeper could do nothing when Brazil took the lead after 59 minutes. Marcelo Silva picked up the ball in the left channel and struck a sweet shot into the far corner.

Bellamy had a chance to level after 72 minutes but it was all over a minute later when Vagner Love flicked home Cicinho's cross.

Teams: Brazil: Gomes, Maicon, Luisao, Alex, Edmilson, Marcelo, Alexandro Souza, Kaka, Vagner Love, Ronaldinho, Julio Baptista. Subs: Fabio, Cicinho, Lucio, Juan Santos, Gilberto Melo, Gilberto Silva, Elano, Daniel Carvalho, Robinho, Rafael Sobis, Frederico Guedes.

Wales: Jones, Duffy, Bale, Gabbidon, Collins, Nyatanga, Bellamy, Earnshaw, Robinson, Davies, Giggs. Subs: Brown, Vaughan, Cotterill, Ledley, Edwards, Fletcher, Ricketts.