Brazil erased a one-goal deficit with a first half equalizer from Oscar and goals from Neymar and Luis Gustavo in the final 45 minutes to claim a 3-1 international friendly victory over France Thursday at Stade de France.
The French gained the early lead after Raphael Varane converted Mathieu Valbuena cross off a cornerkick into a header and goal in the 21st minute, but failed to hang on once the Brazilians got their attack in order.
Oscar recorded the equalizer by deflecting Roberto Firmino through ball in the 41st minute with his left foot in front of French goalkeeper Steve Mandanda’s net.
Working equally as scorer and playmaker for Chelsea, the goal was Oscar’s first since Brazil’s World Cup appearance and Firmino’s first international assist this year.
With Willian leading the lightning-quick counter, Neymar put Brazil ahead for good in the 57th by rocketing his shot to the top right shelf past Mandanda.
Gustavo would then flash the all-too familiar versatility of Brazil’s attack by one upping Varane’s set piece work earlier in the match. The Wolfsburg midfielder timed his header perfectly and Mandanda could only watch the shot take a bounce and land in the goal in the 70th minute.
Full highlights of each goal are below.