Register Login Scores

World News

Neymar Nets Again As Brazil Outclass Austria

International Friendly 

Result: Austria 0-3 Brazil 

Date: 09 June 2018

Venue: Ernst-Happel-Stadion

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar scored for the second straight game as Brazil cruised to a 3-0 win over Austria in their final World Cup warm-up clash.

Selecao coach Tite made one change from last weekend's 1-0 win over Croatia, with Neymar returning to the starting line-up in place of Fernandinho.

After a quiet opening, Austria should have taken the lead on 22 minutes but West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic somehow failed to hit the target from 10 yards out.

Moments later, Philippe Coutinho went close to putting the visitors ahead but his long-range strike was turned away by Austria goalkeeper Heinz Lindner.

Selecao eventually broke the deadlock with 10 minutes remaining in the first-half, with Gabriel Jesus slotting into the far corner from a tight angle.

After a quiet start to the second half, Brazil doubled their lead in the 62nd minute as Neymar skillfully skipped past a defender before calmly slotting into the bottom corner.

Six minutes later, Selecao bagged a third goal as Coutinho played a neat one-two with Roberto Firmino before placing the ball beyond a helpless Lindner.

Coutinho almost got his second and Brazil's fourth in the 73rd minute but his curling strike from distance rattled the upright with Linder well beaten.

The Austrians did manage to carve out a couple of openings, although they were unable to bypass goalkeeper Alisson as the encounter finished 3-0.

The five-time World Champions will now shift their focus to their opening World Cup group stage clash against Switzerland.

10 Big Name Stars Released By EPL Clubs

Highest Value XI In The 2018 World Cup

Why Jali Chose Sundowns Over Chiefs…

7 comments

Top 5

Comitis: I Don't See Chiefs Getting Special Treatment

131 Dec 03, 2021 10:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

Insider Reveals Extent Of Chiefs’ Covid Ward

66 Dec 03, 2021 11:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

4 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

Bucs Qualify For CCC Without Kicking A Ball

43 Dec 03, 2021 08:13 AM in Orlando Pirates

Finally! FIFA Respond To SAFA Complaint

132 Dec 03, 2021 04:29 PM in Bafana

Hazard Receives Shock Transfer Offer

3 Dec 05, 2021 11:25 AM in LaLiga

Insider Reveals Extent Of Chiefs’ Covid Ward

66 Dec 03, 2021 11:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Latest Update On Chiefs Vs City Fixture...

108 Dec 04, 2021 11:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Comitis: I Don't See Chiefs Getting Special Treatment

131 Dec 03, 2021 10:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

31 Covid Cases, Chiefs Want 4 Games Postponed!  

123 Dec 03, 2021 06:31 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Pirates Promise Four January ‘Signings’

19 Dec 03, 2021 03:02 PM in Orlando Pirates

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Precedent Set, Chiefs To Be Denied?

64 Dec 03, 2021 02:12 PM in Kaizer Chiefs