Olympics Men's football: Brazil resist Egypt, win 3-2


Football: Brazil beat Egypt 3-2
Cardiff, Jul 27: Brazil playmaker Oscar starred in the 3-2 win over Egypt in their Group C clash at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff.

The new Chelsea signing, Oscar, 20, set up the opening two goals for Brazil. Striker Neymar made it three at the half-hour mark while Egypt fought back in the second half but couldn't the equaliser.

Manchester United's Rafael opened the scoring in the 16th minute, thanks to the £25m-man Oscar's clever reverse pass. The Selecao full-back slotted home with a cool left-footed finish.

Oscar showed his amazing talent 10 minutes later when he rounded off Egypt goalkeeper Ahmed Elshenawi and his pass found Leandro Damiao who finished from close range.

It all seemed over when Neymar scored the third a few minutes later. The Santos sensation combined brilliantly with Hulk to head home in the 30th minute.

However, Egypt fought back bravely in the second half as the Samba Boys were not sharp enough to notice any threats. Egypt captain Mohamed Aboutrika scored one in the 52nd minute lashing on to a loose ball after Emad Meteab hit the post to raise hopes of an unbelievable comeback.

Marcelo's disastrous header allowed Mohamed Salah to reduce the deficit a few minutes later but the substitute strikers shot was blocked.

However, the 20-year old FC Basel forward got one back with 15 minutes remaining. But the African nation failed to take their chances and had fought hard to make a comeback against the favourties Brazil.

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