Brazil started the game with two corners within 2 minutes. D. Alves saw his shot saved on 6’, Nilmar hit the post on 30’ – a great save by Eduardo. On 38’, Luis Fabiano just missed with his powerful header. Portugal spent most of the first half behind the ball, looking for a lucky break.
Simao Sabrosa had a shot saved on 58’; Ramires on 90’. The (lack of) commentary here speaks for itself.
Brazil: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Juan, Felipe Melo (Josué), M. Bastos, G. Silva, L. Fabiano (Grafite), D. Alves, J. Baptista (Ramires), Nilmar
Portugal: Eduardo, Bruno Alves, Duda (Simão Sabrosa), Ricardo Carvalho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Danny, Pepe (P. Mendes), R. Meireles (Veloso), Tiago, R. Costa, Fabio Coentrao
Following the summit in Riga on November 30, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg explained how the alliance could respond to Russia's 'new aggression against Ukraine.'