Match Report: Brazil 2-0 Zambia
Brazil racked up their fourth win in a row with a comfortable 2-0 win over Zambia in Beijing today.
Oscar and Dede netted two second half goals to keep Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men on their great run of form.
The win saw Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva handed his first start in nearly two years, while Alexandre Pato and Lucas Moura were also given a chance to shine in a reshuffled Seleção starting XI.
The first half remained goalless despite the best efforts of Neymar who was thwarted on a number of occasions.
However, it would be Chelsea midfielder Oscar who would come off the bench to open to scoring.
His deflected effort curled past Kennedy Mweene in the Zambia goal after 59 minutes.
Six minutes later the game was settled when Cruzeiro defender Dede opened his international account in the 66th minute by heading home a Neymar cross.
The quick-fire double spurred on the Seleção to push for more goals but Oscar could not find a way past Mweene for a second time late on.
The miss counted for nothing though as Brazil sealed another victory on their road to hosting next year’s World Cup.