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Dunga's Brazil unbeaten in five
Brazil stretched their unbeaten run under
new coach Dunga to five matches on Wednesday following a hard-fought 2-1
win over Switzerland.
The five-time World Cup winners appeared on course for a comfortable
victory following first half goals from central defender Luisao and team
But an own goal from Maicon, under pressure from Alex Frei brought
Switzerland back into contention with 20 minutes remaining.
The home side had two good chances to equalize with debutant Brazil
goalkeeper Helton tipping a Tranquillo Barnetta strike over the crossbar
and Philippe Senderos heading wide from a Hakan Yakin free kick.
"It was a good game and it was natural that the home side would come
back stronger in the second half after we dominated the first," said the
Brazil coach afterwards.
"We have a lot of players who still haven't played that much together,"
Dunga added after fielding a starting line-up with nine changes from the
side that lost to France in July's World Cup quarterfinals.
"There is still lots to improve on but it will come."
Switzerland were the only team to exit the World Cup without conceding a
goal and their defense looked solid once again in the opening stages of
Two uncharacteristic errors allowed Brazil to take control however with
Luisao first heading home an Elano corner in the 22nd minute after
comfortably breaking free of his markers.
Kaka then slid the ball into an empty net ten minutes before the break
after benefiting from a poor back-pass by Swiss striker Johan Vonlanthen.
Goalkeeper Pascal Zuberbuehler got to the ball first after racing off
his line but could only crash it into the Brazilian's path following an
unfortunate deflection off defender Johan Djourou.
The introduction of Ronaldinho in the 62nd minute looked set to complete
Switzerland's misery, particularly when the Barcelona playmaker put Kaka
through once again within a minute of his substitution.
This time the captain could only hit the post though and it was Brazil
who found themselves on the back foot in the final minutes after
Maicon's header into his own net.
"In the last half hour we can say that we could have, should have or
would have been able to get a more positive result but the reality is
that we lost," Switzerland coach Koebi Kuhn reflected.
"Against a great team like Brazil it's not so tragic of course, but we
would certainly have liked to have ended the year in better fashion."