Five Chelsea boys were in action tonight in Brazil England friendly in Rio namely Oscar and David
Luiz for Brazil and Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill for England.
me? He would have been well suited to drive the midfield forward today in place
of either Gustavo, Paulinho or Hernanes who came on as a substitute. Scholari’s
reign seems ill-fated.
all of high-quality. Wayne Rooney produced a moment of absolute brilliance to give England a
shocking lead which was later canceled by Chelsea’s former midfield target
another crucial block in the first half. Although he also lost the possession
numerous times early on in the half before settling on to being content on
picking safe passes.
All of the Chelsea’s English contingent had a decent game
but it was Oscar of all the Chelsea boys who shone before being taken off early
in the second half.
clearance and managed to whip in dangerous low cross into England’s six-yard
box, the ball begging to be tucked in but cleared coolly by Johnson at
right-back for England.
overcrowded, Oscar shot but Joe Hart was up to it.
team-mate Frank Lampard just outside the box but referee deemed it fair tackle
although it is debatable Lampard got the ball or not. Oscar then immediately whipped in
a tantalizing cross to Hulk whose improvised flick nearly found its way through
to the goal.
Oscar crossed from the right with Fred rising highest to get on the end of it,
but he headed over the bar.
60 yard pass, another good run by Oscar but was snuffed by Hart.
Oscar’s substitution was met by chorus of boos.
taken off. The crowd let their feelings known to the Brazilian coach, Scholari
as a huge chorus of boos engulfed the stadium. Oscar was probably taken off
as a precaution since he wasn’t even sure to make up the starting XI today.
Brazil who has been tipped to be the next Kaka.