Mexico Vs. Brazil, 2011 International Friendly: Marcelo Goal Turns Game On Head

Whoa. It's like Brazil just remembered that they were Brazil. Within the span of two minutes, ten yellow shirts have scored twice to turn this game on its head. This time it doesn't take a Ronaldinho set piece to find the back of Oswaldo Sanchez's net - it's all Marcelo, with the (rather angry) left back pushing through Mexico's defence and blistering a shot past Sanchez at his near post. It's probably a good thing that the goalkeeper didn't get in the way of that one, because it left scorchmarks in the net. Wow.

Anyway, that's 2-1 Brazil and this could be a major turning point in the fortunes of this young team. They've been suffering all match and have suddenly turned on the class everyone knew they had - it's a real pleasure to see good play rather than whining. Anyway, Mexico might be behind but they still have the numerical advantage and would quite like to get something from this match, so the last few minutes of this one are going to be pretty interesting.

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