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Match Report - Austria 1 - 2 Brazil | 18 Nov 2014

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Tue 18th November

International Match

  • Austria vs Brazil
  • 6:00pm Tuesday 18th November
  • Ernst Happel Stadion   (Att: 48500)
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Austria 1

A Dragovic (75 pen)

Brazil 2

D Luiz (64),R Firmino (83)

Austria vs Brazil
International Match 6:00pm Tuesday 18th November Ernst Happel Stadion (Att: 48500)

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International friendly: Brazil score late on to sink Austria 2-1 in Vienna

Last Updated: 19/11/14 8:11am

David Luiz: Celebrates his goal

Roberto Firmino's superb late strike ensured Brazil continued their winning start under new coach Dunga with a 2-1 friendly victory over Austria in Vienna.

David Luiz opened the scoring for Brazil in the second half and, although Austria drew level through Aleksandar Dragovic's penalty soon after, the South American giants claimed the win thanks to Firmino's 25-yard thunderbolt with seven minutes remaining.

The result means Brazil have now won all six of their matches since Dunga - back for his second stint in charge of the national team - replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari in the hotseat following this summer's World Cup disappointment.

Brazil had not even conceded a goal in Dunga's opening five matches and, although that record came to an end on Tuesday night, their winning run did not.

The hosts had plenty of possession early on but were unable to create much to trouble Brazil goalkeeper Diego Alves, although they did hit the frame of the goal just before the half-hour mark when visiting midfielder Luiz Gustavo inadvertently headed a free-kick against his own crossbar.

Firmino: Netted late strike

Brazil took the lead in the 64th minute when Luiz headed home a corner, but Austria, who have enjoyed an impressive start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, were level 10 minutes later from the penalty spot.

Chelsea playmaker Oscar brought down Aston Villa forward Andreas Weimann in the box and Dragovic subsequently became the first player to score against Brazil in Dunga's second spell.

It was not enough to earn Austria a draw, though, as eight minutes from time Hoffenheim midfielder Firmino smashed home an unstoppable effort into the roof of the net to give Brazil the victory.

Firmino, who was in the Brazil squad for the first time, said: "I'm very happy as I was able to get onto the field and play alongside these gifted team-mates.

"This is a dream that came true, wearing this shirt is the best. I've had the chance to play in the two games and I also scored, so I cannot be more thankful. It was a nice shot."

Team-mate Filipe Luis said Austria - who were previously unbeaten in 2014 - were difficult opponents.

The Chelsea defender said: "They marked as strong as they could and that made it very hard for us to give (a) clean ball to the attackers.

"We found it very difficult to find some space, but that is not excuse. Austria are a tough squad, that are doing well in their Euro qualifiers."

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