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20 Nov 2013 03:31:51

Robinho on target as Brazil down Chile

AC Milan star Robinho headed the winner as Brazil beat South American rivals Chile 2-1 in an international friendly here Tuesday.

Robinho nodded past Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo on 79 minutes from a Maicon cross after good work from Barcelona maestro Neymar.

The goal was Robinho's first at international level since August 2011 and came before 38,514 fans in Toronto's domed Rogers Center.

It was a sixth victory in a row for World Cup hosts Brazil, who took the lead in the 14th minute when Hulk blasted a left-footed shot from the wing.

Eduardo Vargas equalized for Chile in the 71st minute with a powerful right foot effort from just outside the area which left Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar frozen.

Brazil looked to have restored their lead in the 73rd minute but Neymar was whistled offside.

A few minutes later, Neymar went one-on-one with Bravo, twice lofting the ball over the goalkeeper and keeping possession only to have his eventual shot blocked by a Chilean defender.

In the final minutes, Bravo denied Neymar once more, this time saving with his feet.


AFP

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