Brazil Vs. Egypt, 2011 International Friendly: Brazil Cruise To 2-0 Win

So that wasn't very difficult for Brazil, and we had a fairly quiet game as a result. Egypt never really threatened to do anything like win or draw this match, allowing the favourites to mostly snooze their way through to a 2-0 victory, never getting out of first gear. It was a disappointing start for Bob Bradley in his career as Egypt manager, but anyone expecting a performance in which his side could test one of the world's better teams, even if they did field an experimental lineup, was deluding themselves.

Valencia's Jonas ended up scoring a brace, the first a tap-in after lovely work from Hulk (who was an unholy terror on the right side all evening) and the second after Ahmed El-Shenawi spilled a Fernandinho header from a set piece, but a Brazil team that could have played lovely, fluent football mostly didn't bother, since they definitely didn't need to. Even when the score was 0-0 there was never really any sense that Egypt would get the goals they'd need to beat their illustrious opponents. That said, they didn't look too bad in the rare occasions that they managed to get forward, and Diego Alves had to be alert to keep the ball out, pulling off a good save in both the first and the second half.

When two decent saves by the opposition goalkeeper are your highlights, your team didn't play very well. In Bradley and company's defence, though, they were playing against Brazil.

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