Register Login Live

World News

Neymar Limps Off As Brazil Sink African Champions

International Friendly 

Result: Brazil 1-0 Cameroon

Date: 20 November 2018

Venue: Stadium mk

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar limped off in the first half as Brazil defeated African champions Cameroon 1-0 in an international friendly.

The Brazilians were dealt a blow after just eight minutes when talisman Neymar was forced off with injury and replaced by Richarlison.

The loss of Neymar did seem to affect Selecao going forward, even with Willian and Roberto Firmino on the pitch as they struggled to carve out chances on goal in the opening 15 minutes.

Firmino should have opened the scoring for Brazil after 22 minutes after being left one-on-one with Fabrice Ondoa in the box, but the Liverpool star fired straight at the goalkeeper.

After spells of frustration, Brazil eventually broke the deadlock on the stroke of halftime through Richarlison, who sent a fine header past Ondoa following a cross from Willian.

Cameroon should have levelled matters ten minutes into the second half as Toko Ekambi raced down the right before picking out Stéphane Bahoken, who somehow placed his effort wide at the far post.

Two minutes later, the woodwork came to Cameroon's rescue as Gabriel Jesus rattled the upright after a handling error from Ondoa.

The African champions opted for a double change for the final 25 minutes as Clinton N'Jie and Christian Bassogog were introduced.

Bassogog went close to pulling Cameroon level in the 82nd minute but his cross into the six-yard was not turned home by a teammate as Selecao survived a scare.

Allan had a chance to double Brazil's lead in the closing stages but Ondoa was equal to the effort as the encounter ended 1-0.

Other results:

Youssef En-Nesyri scored the only goal of the game as Morocco defeated Tunisia 1-0, while Nigeria and Uganda played to a goalless draw in Asaba.



Top 5

Paez Reveals What He Was Told By Swallows

38 Oct 01, 2020 07:11 AM in PSL

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Spotted: Technical Team Member Headed With Pitso?

27 Oct 01, 2020 12:51 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

18 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Sundowns In Progressive Talks For Erasmus

10 Oct 01, 2020 07:07 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Inside Chiefs: Images Of Amakhosi Back At Training!

43 Sep 27, 2020 02:31 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Hunt Set To Assess 5 Players Returning To Chiefs

56 Sep 27, 2020 05:35 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

7 Coaches Who Could Take Over From Pitso

115 Sep 30, 2020 04:21 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Exclusive: CAS Comment On Chiefs FIFA Ban

75 Sep 30, 2020 05:30 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Breaking: Decision On Rulani's Downs Future Made

57 Sep 30, 2020 09:21 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Breaking: Pitso Unveiled By Al Ahly

42 Oct 01, 2020 01:19 PM in Players Abroad

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Ngoma Close To Sundowns Exit?

15 Oct 01, 2020 03:07 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Ritchie Could Remain In Gauteng In Next Deal

2 Oct 01, 2020 03:04 PM in Siyagobhoza