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Brazil 4-2 Italy: It was a dream come true, says Dante

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Seleção star Dante says his strike against Italy in Salvador was a dream come true for him and his family who attended the match.

Dante struck the opening goal in the 4-2 win over the Italians and the Bayern Munich defender was delighted with the performance.

"It seems like a joke, but it isn't. I was dreaming about this [scoring against Italy, in Bahia]. I bought 60 tickets for my family, so there's a lot of people there who came here to see me," Dante told Goal.com.

"I wanted to show them something, show something to my family and to everyone else who came here to see us."

Dante produced a solid defensive display to keep AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli at bay and was complimentary towards his opponent.

"Balotelli is one of the greatest centre forwards in the world. He gets out of the box a lot, so we had to watch out for him. But the important thing is that the team played really well."

Brazil will most likely face Uruguay in the semi-finals and Dante is convinced that the Seleção can retain their Confederations Cup title.

"The most important thing is that we're well aware that we need to beat everyone if we want to be champions. So we don't choose who we want next," he continued.

"We have to continue the way we are, with our heads held high, working hard in order to get more victories."


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