South america 2 Mexico : Nine consecutively for Dunga’s men
South america recorded a ninth consecutive victory because the World Cup having a 2- friendly success over Mexico in Sao Paulo.
Since their World Cup on home soil led to humiliating defeats to Germany and Netherlands this past year, South america – underneath the leadership of Dunga for again following Luiz Felipe Scolari’s departure – have won all the games, conceding just two goals along the way.
Sunday’s victory evolved as the result of some other assured display, as first-half goals from Philippe Coutinho – his first for his country – and Diego Tardelli demonstrated the main difference.
Philippe Coutinho celebrating his first goal at worldwide level for South america. pic.twitter.com/De0C1cjBW6
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Coutinho insert them in front having a penetrative run and clinical effort, before Tardelli place the final touches around the great work of Elias having a straightforward finish into a clear internet.
Using the Copa America in Chile because of begin in a few days, South america will have the last friendly against Honduras in Porto Alegre on Wednesday.
A tenth straight victory would function as perfect preparation prior to the Copa, although for Mexico – who came 1-1 with Peru the 2009 week – this defeat offered as the second setback in their own individual build-to the competition.
Following a low-key begin to proceedings, Coutinho created a minute of magic to spread out the scoring within the 28th minute.
The diminutive playmaker would be a rare shining light inside a disappointing season for club side Liverpool, and that he displayed his quality once again here.
Dunga speaks well of @neymarjr and the recent success in front of @CA2015: http://t.co/19lWZLy2KM pic.twitter.com/EOo25Ql6bV
– beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) June 7, 2015
Getting a pass from Filipe Luis, he switched from the attentions of Hugo Ayala and, from the tight position, whipped the ball past Jesus Corona inside his near publish.
Nine minutes later, the house side bending their lead as Elias cut inside in the left and performed in Tardelli, who’d the straightforward task of tapping home from six yards.
The 2nd period would be a similarly low-key affair, with South america apparently happy to relax and keep their advantage.
Mexico rarely threatened, using the center-half partnership of David Luiz and Miranda effectively snuffing out any danger before goalie Jefferson was unduly troubled.
Dunga record since comeback: Games: 9 Wins: 9 Scored: 20 Conceded: 2 pic.twitter.com/IgIl2iPq8O
– Sele??o Brasileira (@BrazilStats) June 7, 2015
Consequently, South america could see out an appropriate victory because they acquired further momentum heading to their first Copa clash against Peru inside a week’s time.