Chelsea-Boy Oscar shines Brazil Engaland Friendly Draw


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.

Why and how Ramires was snubbed from Brazil squad this time around escapes
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.
The game was dire for long periods but the goals were
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
David Luiz had a solid game. He made a good interception and
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.
In 25th minute, Oscar  latched on to Chelsea team-mate Gary Cahill’s
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.
Shortly Neymar set up Oscar when he found the box
overcrowded, Oscar shot but Joe Hart was up to it.
Around 36’ minute mark, Oscar was brought down by Chelsea
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.
Around 41st minute,
Oscar crossed from the right with Fred rising highest to get on the end of it,
but he headed over the bar.
At the mark of 42′, David Luiz found Oscar with an incredible
60 yard pass
, another good run by Oscar but was snuffed by Hart.

Oscar’s substitution was met by chorus of boos.

Oscar was the brightest player on the pitch before being
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.
This has been a marathon season for the young boy from
Brazil who has been tipped to be the next Kaka.