Sunday, 21 June 2009

Brazil knock Italy out of Confeds

World Champions Italy were knocked out of the Confederations Cup this evening, losing 3-0 to Robinho's Brazil.

All three goals were scored in an eight minute period at the end of the second half, with Luís Fabiano scoring two before an Andrea Dossena own goal. The much-vaunted Italian defence could not live with Fabiano's physical presence; he scored his first when no defender stopped him from picking up Maicon's scuffed shot and slotting past Buffon.

Robinho was involved in the second when he broke down the left, found Kaká whose pass was dummied by Robinho to Fabiano, who scored into an open net. And the third was all Robinho's creation: he charged down the left again, and rather than shooting he squared to Ramires. The pass was intercepted, though, by Andrea Dossena who could only slide the ball into the goal.

Robson continued to see a lot of the ball in the second half, but his delivery was never quite as good as it could have been, and the score remained at 3-0.

Elano was on the bench.

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