Group B’s opening match of the Confederations Cup saw Brazil beat Egypt 4-3 in a match filled with goals, more goals and some more goals. Kaka who lately have been heading the transfer news after his transfer from Milan to Real Madrid scored a brace which helped Brazil overpower a strong Egypt side.
It was the Brazilian playmaker who opened the score on 5 minutes . The Brazilian dribbled past 3 opponents before firing in the first goal of the match. The goal was however short-lived as Egypt’s Mohamed Zidan sent Egyptian fans into euphoria after netting in the equaliser just four minutes after Kaka’s opener. However the match continued to see goals flying it at both ends and Brazil this time thanks to Luis fabiano’s header resumed their lead. 2-1 at 12 minutes read the scoreboard and we had a match on our hands!
Brazil started to show off their dominance then and added another goal on the 37th minute. It was Juan this time who netted Brazil’s third goal. Having a comfortable two goal lead at half time, Brazil maybe entered the second hand complacent and with Egypt giving the best they could to get back in the game meant that the game had more to follow.
Two goals in quick succession by Shawky and Zidan respectively in the 54th and 55th minute saw Egypt shock Brazil and equalise at 3-3. After this goal, both sides had their chances to put in another goal.
Late Penalty Saves Brazil
Egypt played a good game but defender Elmohamadi probably could not do anything more than to assume the goalkeeper’s position and take a try at goalkeeping skills and was duly sent off for obvious handballing. Kaka placed the ball on the spot and succesfully converted the penalty giving Brazil their first 3 points in Group B.
Later tonight from Group B we have Italy vs USA and Brazil will definitely be watching after having to battle their way through Egypt.
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