Copa América 2011: Venezuela go top of Brazil’s group

Saturday’s results in the 2011 Copa América saw two thrilling matches which finished with Venezuela topping Group B with one match remaining of the first round. Brazil got a late equaliser against Paraguay to claim a scarcely-deserved 2-2 draw after they’d been comfortably outplayed for the whole of the second half. Venezuela’s match against Ecuador was less action-packed, but the only goal was worthy of winning any match; a long-range stunner from César Eduardo González. That, and highlights of the other match, are right here.

Copa América Argentina 2011, Sat 9th July, Group B

Brazil 2 – 2 Paraguay

Venezuela 1 – 0 Ecuador

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One thought on “Copa América 2011: Venezuela go top of Brazil’s group

  1. Ha ha, I can see these!
    GOL-AZO from Maestrico, he has talent to be a truly fantastic player, why does he get bogged down is such poor club sides? I mean, surely he won’t be playing for Gimnasia in La B next season?

    I saw all the Brazil match. It must be difficult to coach Brazil with that tradition. Everybody said how ugly and defensive Dunga’s side was. On my YouTube travels recently, I watched a video in which a Brazil side featuring Falcao, Eder, Zico and Socrates beat Paraguay 6-0! I think Paraguay were South American champions at the time!

    Well in the first half I saw tiny glimpses of a Brazil that I’d seen in that video, as if they are feeling their way back to their own tradition. And then, on comes Elano for the second half – *there’s* a player whose time has been and gone – and I saw possibly the most inept defensive and midfield performance I’ve ever seen from Brazil. Paraguay really should have got that third goal.

    Thanks for re-tweeting Mr Vickery’s interesting post on Sambafoot, not a place I normally frequent ;-)
    His comments on Brazil needing a centre forward were very true. Even the legendary 1982 side needed the, erm, genius that was Serginho…

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