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Dani Alves' stunning own goal leads Swiss past Brazil
August 15th, 2013 1:32AM

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[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Dani Alves headed home a gorgeous own goal in the 48th minute of Brazil’s 1-0 loss to Switzerland in Basel on Wednesday, which some might call a friendly gesture in a neutral country.

Brazil was on top of the world after beating Spain, 3-0, in the Confederations Cup final on home soil in June, this friendly at St. Jakob-Park marked Brazil’s first match since the nation’s 2014 World Cup test drive, and this time the Selecao skidded off the tracks.

Brazil’s coach Luis Felipe Scolari fielded a team including Neymar, Oscar, Fred, Thiago Silva and Paulinho, but the visitors could only muster one shot on target in a game that saw Switzerland attempt almost twice as many shots (18-10), but as usual, a Brazilian did something memorable.

This might be the best header of Dani Alves’ career, and the fact that the Barcelona defender scored into his own net shouldn’t take away from his absolutely perfect form and location.



3 comments
  1. . Lev
    commented on: August 15, 2013 at 9:59 a.m.
    Too bad the offside was not called first..
  1. Kevin Sims
    commented on: August 15, 2013 at 11:44 a.m.
    Defenders take note: fighting the momentum of the ball is harzardous unless your own momentum is establihed to do so ... using the momentum of the ball to continue it to safety is preferred when the defender's momentum is precarious ... a simple flick of the ball to continue it on its path out of harm's way would suffice here ... even great players can have unfortunate moments!!
  1. Kevin Sims
    commented on: August 15, 2013 at 11:45 a.m.
    If you examine the video carefully, there was no offside.

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