Jun 13, 2017 at 11.05am UK
Attendance: 49,874
AustraliaAustralia
0-4
Brazil
 
FT(HT: 0-1)
Souza (1', 90'), Silva (62'), Taison (75')

Result: Tite's Brazil make light work of Australia with victory at the MCG

Result: Tite's Brazil too good for Australia
© AFP
Diego Souza, Thiago Silva and Taison are all on the scoresheet as Brazil earn a comfortable 4-0 victory over Australia in their friendly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Goals from Diego Souza, Thiago Silva and Taison have handed Brazil a comfortable 4-0 victory over Australia in their friendly contest at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Victoria this afternoon.

Brazil came haring out of the blocks from kickoff and quickly went ahead inside the first minute, Giuliano cleverly stealing possession inside the Australia half before feeding Souza, who made no mistake with a drilled finish underneath Mitchell Langerak.

Following a frantic opening, Australia found themselves a slight foothold in the contest and might have grabbed an equaliser through Bailey Wright, but he could not adjust his body accordingly to beat an on-rushing Diego Alves.

The game was almost played in the opposite fashion to a friendly and moved from end to end at a frenetic pace, this time as Douglas Costa pulled out some remarkable skill to find the run of Paulinho, although the midfielder spooned his effort over the crossbar.

The visitors started the second half in much the same fashion as the first and they found a second goal in the 62nd minute, when Silva reacted quickest after David Luiz had struck the crossbar from a corner by heading over the line from close range.

Brazil made a number of changes and Taison proved to be the most effective, the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder showing a standout burst of pace down the left before being denied by an astute Langerak in the Aussie goal.

Taison was not to be denied, though, coming back just minutes later to make it 3-0 to the visitors, as the 29-year-old completed a memorable team move that involved an audacious back-heel from Paulinho and an adroit finish into the far corner.

The Selecao added their fourth during injury time when Souza broke free to head home a corner and notch his second of the game, much to the disappointment of stopper Langerak, who had enjoyed an impressive showing despite the final scoreline.

Dortmund's Mitchell Langerak in action against Leverkusen on February 3, 2013
Read Next:
Mitchell Langerak joins Stuttgart
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1211104073334
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd128222762126
3Chelsea1281323101325
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs127232091123
5Liverpool126422417722
6Arsenal127142216622
7Burnley12642129322
8Watford125341921-218
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton114341111015
10Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12435817-915
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124261114-314
12Leicester CityLeicester123451618-213
13Bournemouth124171114-313
14Southampton12345914-513
15Stoke CityStoke113351322-912
16Everton123361224-1212
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom12246918-910
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham122371125-149
19Swansea CitySwansea12228715-88
20Crystal Palace12129624-185
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand