Brazil beat world champs Italy in style

Brazil turned on the style to beat world champions Italy 2-0 in a friendly on Tuesday thanks to goals by Elano and Robinho.

Written by Reuters | London | Published: February 12, 2009 2:08:28 pm

Brazil turned on the style to beat world champions Italy 2-0 in a friendly on Tuesday thanks to goals by Elano and Robinho.

Italy’s World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi missed out on a record 32 unbeaten matches in charge as Brazil made light of Kaka’s absence to put on a performance which belied their coach Dunga’s reputation as a dour tactician.

Elano added to the two goals he scored for Brazil against Argentina at the same stadium in 2006 with a fine opener in the 13th minute. Robinho then had the crowd in raptures with a brilliant solo goal.

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