Brazil 2-0 Italy Highlights
Brazil turned on the style to beat world champions Italy 2-0 in a friendly on Tuesday and end coach Marcello Lippi’s bid for a record 32-match unbeaten run.
Elano and Robinho scored first-half goals to help Brazil make light of Kaka’s absence and put on a performance at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium which belied their coach Dunga’s reputation as a dour tactician.
Five Classic Clashes between Brazil and Italy
1. Italy 2 – 1 Brazil – Stade Velodrome, Marseilles, 16 June 1938
Olivieri, Foni, Rava, Serantoni, Andreolo, Locatelli, Biavati, Meazza, Piola, Ferrari, Colaussi.
Walter, Domingos, Machado, Zeze Procopi, Martim Silveira, Alfonsinho, Lopez, Luizinho, Peracio, Romeo, Patesko.
2. Brazil 4-1 Italy – Azteca Stadium, Mexico City, 21 June 1970
3. Brazil 2-1 Italy – Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, 24 June 1978
4. Italy 3-2 Brazil – Sarria Stadium, Barcelona, 05 July 1982
5. Brazil 0-0 Italy (3:2 on penalties) – Pasadena Rose Bowl, Los Angeles, 17 July 1994
I´m Brazilian and I say that the coach Dunga was and is widely criticized. Because charge him and the Brazilian team because we know she can win and at the same time, make beautiful presentations with the ball. This friendly was important to show that Brazil is increasingly beyond, and is anxious to play nice.