Posted September 07, 2013 on AP on Fox
Neymar scored one goal and set up two more as Brazil defeated Australia 6-0 in a football friendly at Estadiu Nacional on Saturday. Jo bagged a double, both within the first half hour, and Ramires, Pato and Luiz Gustavo also scored to equal Brazil's highest score against Australia from the 1997 Confederations Cup final. Australia never looked like troubling Brazil, which dominated possession and capitalized on a sleepy defense. Before the match, Brazil midfielder Oscar was ruled out due to an ankle injury in training, which is sure to concern his Chelsea club boss Jose Mourinho, and just before halftime, Brazil and Real Madrid left back Marcelo was stretchered off with a left hamstring injury. The floodgates opened in the eighth minute when striker Jo scored after Neymar's cross to Bernard ricocheted off the woodwork, only to rebound to Jo. Jo doubled his tally in the 31st, beating Australia skipper Lucas Neil. Neymar went close to scoring in the 22nd after dancing aro...
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