Brazil 5-0 Cameroon [Women's Olympics] - Marta shines, Cristiane breaks records
Olympic finalists in 2004 and 2008, Brazil's women kicked off their London campaign with a convincing 5-0 victory over Cameroon.
The Seleção took a first-half 2-0 lead thanks to a Franciele free-kick and a header from defender Renata Costa, but better was still to come.
With the introduction of star striker Cristiane at the break, Brazil reunited her in partnership with five-time World Player of the Year Marta.
The chemistry was instant and Brazil added three second-half goals, all directly from combination play from the two world-leading forwards.
Marta added two goals, whilst Cristiane's solitary goal was enough to make her the all-time highest scorer in Olympic history with 11 goals.
For Cameroon, it was a brutal lesson in the realities of top-level competition. Brazil provided a clear indication of their potential, but must ensure that they raise their game against the better opponents that will doubtless follow.
Brasil: Andreia, Bruna, Erika, Renata Costa, Fabiana, Franciele (Daiane), Formiga (Grazielle), Ester, Maurine, Marta, Thaisinha (Cristiane).
Cameroon: Ngo Ndom; Manie, Ejangue, Meffoumetou, Nchout (Enganamouit); Bella, Feudjio (Zonga), Beyene, Yango; Ngono Mani e Onguene.