Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Robinho shows his class with golazo [VIDEO]
by Paul Kennedy, February 11th, 2009 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[BRAZIL-ITALY] Reports of Brazil's demise are premature. The five-time World Cup champions got a much-needed confidence builder as they beat Italy, 2-0, in Tuesday in an international friendly at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium. The star of the show was Robinho with a brilliant individual goal and an assist on Manchester City teammate Elano's goal, both in the first half.

(Click here for Robinho's golazo.)
(Click here for all Soccer America's video highlights on Facebook.)

Elano, who scored twice for Brazil against Argentina at the Emirates Stadium in 2006, opened the scoring in the 13th minute when he played a one-two with Robinho and beat Italian goalie Gianluigi Buffon.

Soon thereafter, Robinho stole the ball from Andrea Pirlo at the top of Italy's penalty area and twice turned Gianluca Zambrotta inside out before scoring the second goal.

"We all know what Robinho can do but we talked about putting pressure on the Italians to recover the ball," said Brazil coach Dunga. "He showed good personality and fitted well into the team."

Robinho's performance overshadowed a solid outing by Ronaldinho and Adriano, who are both trying to regain places in the Brazil starting lineup.

"I think he gave a very good exhibition," Dunga said of Ronaldinho. "Adriano was just the attacker we needed for this match."

The loss ended Italy coach Marcello Lippi's bid for a record 32-match unbeaten run.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS: Finally -- D.C. United breaks ground on stadium    
Many thought it would never happen. Thirteen years after D.C. United first sought to find a ...
Sneak Peek: Sporting KC's Dwyer gets supporting cast    
Sporting KC has made the MLS playoffs in each of the last six seasons but it's ...
What They're Saying: Miguel Aguilar    
"He's targeting people like myself. I think that's grounds to be concerned." -- LA Galaxy midfielder ...
Video Pick: Goal-line tech spots keeper's own goal    
Thanks to goal-line technology, PSV keeper Jeroen Zoet was caught in an error that handed Feyenoord ...
Sneak Peek: New faces renew the outlook for Revs    
Fitting all the attacking pieces into an effective system has long perplexed Revs head coach Jay ...
U-20 Qualifying: USA impresses in historic win over Mexico    
The USA took a big step toward qualifying for the 2017 U-20 World Cup with a ...
What They're Saying: Bobby Wood    
"Not a good day. First the loss, then the accident. Luckily no one was hurt. I'm ...
What They're Saying: Aleksander Ceferin    
"It will be part of the evaluation, and I am sure it will not help the ...
Sneak Peek: Real Salt Lake banks on new playmaker    
After missing the MLS playoffs for the first time in seven years in 2015, Real Salt ...
Sneak Peek: Crew collapse prompts big defensive changes    
American keeper Zach Steffen and Ghanaian internationals Jonathan Mensah and Mohammed Abu are among the significant ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives