Ellis Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

Referee: Howard Webb | Attendance: 54096

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  • Juan 34'
  • Luis Fabiano 38'
  • Robinho 59'

3 - 0


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  • 90'

    Check out our full match report here, and remember to stay on Soccernet for all the post-match reaction.

  • 90'

    Chile showed commendable endeavour but their attacking approach probably worked against them as Brazil gladly exploited the space left to them. It was a superb performance in front of goal, and one that will make waves in this World Cup.

  • 90'

    Comment from John Brewin in Johannesburg: Far too easy for Brazil and the Dutch will have been none too amused by that ease. The first real test awaits in the quarters but all looks very rosy indeed for Dunga's men.

  • 90'

    FULL-TIME Chile coast into the quarter-finals of the World Cup thanks to goals from Juan, Luis Fabiano and Robinho. Comprehensive stuff, and they have Netherlands up next.

  • 90'

    Michel Bastos embarks on a slaloming run but when he breaks into the box, he toe-pokes at goal and the ball swings away from goal.

  • 90'

    We will have two minutes of injury time.

  • 90'

    Ramires gets a square pass from Michel Bastos and the midfielder sends his shot from 20 yards high into the Johannesburg night. They can be forgiven that though.

  • 89'

    Brazil have been very, very impressive tonight. Ruthless in attack, they are also resolute at the back and are a well balanced side. Netherlands beware.

  • 87'

    Sanchez and Valdivia work the ball well around the Brazil box but, again, the final ball is missing. Chile do play some nice stuff but they have been overwhelmed tonight.

  • 85'

    Robinho is replaced by Gilberto, who Spurs fans may remember from a pretty horrible spell in the Premier League.

  • 85'

    Robinho celebrates scoring the goal that put the result beyond doubt.

  • 84'

    Jean Beausejour collects a pass from Valdivia but his shot flies wide of the far post. It was a neat build-up by Chile, but they just lacked that bit of quality.

  • 84'

    Ramires looks to feed Dani Alves with the outside of his right boot but his execution lets him down.

  • 83'

    Nilmar gets on the end of a deep cross from Michel Bastos but cannot direct his header on target.

  • 83'

    ESPN Stats&Info: Looking ahead, Brazil and Netherlands have faced each other three times before in the World Cup. 1974 semis: NED 2-0 BRA. 1994 quarter-finals: BRA 3-2 NED. 1998 semi-finals: 1-1 (BRA won 4-2 on pens).

  • 81'

    Rodrigo Millar goes into Howard Webb's book as Chile pick up yet another yellow card.

  • 81'

    Former World Player of the Year Kaka is replaced by, erm, former Manchester United 'hero' Kleberson.

  • 80'

    Along with Germany's destruction of England, this has been another convincing win in the second round. Brazil have always been contenders, but they look very impressive tonight.

  • 78'

    Suazo doesn't connect cleanly from the edge of the box but his squirms off the turf and onto the top of the bar. Cesar had it covered though.

  • 77'

    Robinho wheels away in delight after slotting the ball home but the flag is raised for offside and it is the correct decision.

  • 76'

    Comment from John Brewin in Johannesburg: Opening the Chileans at will now, Brazil could get more but perhaps they don't wish to blow themselves out.

  • 76'

    Luis Fabiano is replaceed by Villarreal striker Nilmar.

  • 76'

    Chile work an excellent chance as Beausejour cuts the ball back for Suazo and the striker spins inside Lucio before pulling the trigger. Julio Cesar saves well though.

  • 75'

    Fabiano meets the subsequent corner from Dani Alves but cannot wrap his head around the ball and sends it into the turf.

  • 74'

    Juan, who has played superbly at the back, cuts out a clever ball from Valdivia and launches a counter-attack that results in Robinho forcing an excellent save from Bravo. Bravo, Bravo.

  • 73'

    This game is now settled as a contest, and it only remains to be seen whether Brazil will push for a fourth goal. 3-0 will probably do them fine.

  • 72'

    Ramires is shown a booking for a foul on Sanchez.

  • 71'

    Robinho indulges in a series of stepovers for the first time tonight but promptly loses possession. That was poor.

  • 70'

    ESPN Stats&Info: Brazil's 75% passing accuracy would be the lowest in their World Cup history in a match in which they have scored at least three goals.

  • 69'

    Dani Alves plays in Michel Bastos and the full back sprints a good 30 yards before cutting the ball back to Kaka. His shot flies over the bar though.

  • 68'

    Fuentes goes into the book for clattering Luis Fabiano from behind.

  • 66'

    Valdivia, who has looked bright since his introduction, sends a dipping volley from the edge of the box narrowly over the bar. Cesar was concerned.

  • 65'

    ESPN Stats&Info: Brazil have won all 37 of their games when scoring three goals and Brazil have never lost under Dunga when Kaka and Robinho play.

  • 65'

    Chile have five players in the Brazilian box and it looks for a second as though Sanchez will go down in the box after minimal contact. He stays on his feet but Chile can't carve out a decent shot on goal.

  • 64'

    Comment from John Brewin in Johannesburg: Game over. South America are now a team down but look nailed on to supply almost half the last eight. Chile have made it very easy for Brazil to progress with minimum fuss.

  • 64'

    Tello has another free kick but smacks the ball against the wall.

  • 63'

    Brazil fans in Rio de Janeiro go crazy as the Selecao surely seal their passage to the quarter-finals.

  • 62'

    Dani Alves has a ridiculous effort from about 45 yards and Bravo is stationary as he watches it fly just wide. A great shot.

  • 62'

    Isal replaced by Rodrigo Millar as Bielsa makes his final change.

  • 61'

    Chile have it all to do now, Brazil just do not let these kind of leads slip. They haven't been spectacular by any means, but have been ruthless with the chances that have come their way.

  • 59'

    GOAL! Robinho produces a sumptuous first-time finish but Ramires is the driving force behind this goal. The midfielder surges forward from the halfway line, through a sea of Chile shirts and knocks the ball square to his team-mate on the edge of the box. Brilliant stuff from Ramires.

  • 58'

    Chile continue to commit players forward and swamp the Braziian half, but chances remain few and far between.

  • 57'

    Sanchez plays a 40-yard pass into the path of Suazo but Juan muscles him off the ball and wins a free kick in the process.

  • 55'

    Brazil coach Dunga relays a message to Maicon.

  • 55'

    Now Fabiano is furious when Fuentes clatters into him in an aerial challenge. Webb, again, keeps his whistle away from his lips. He is probably getting fed up with the constant histrionics.

  • 54'

    Kaka looks to play in Robinho but his pass is poor. Bielsa is fuming on the bench after seeing Chile opened up once more.

  • 53'

    Gilberto Silva dispossesses Sanchez and the forward hurls himself to the floor. Webb is unmoved once again though, good refereeing.

  • 52'

    Fabiano battles for the ball with Jara and slips in Alves down the right, but Fuentes is across to stick a leg in.

  • 51'

    Valdivia wins a free kick and the substitute has made an impact already. Tello takes it but Juan heads clear.

  • 51'

    Tello whips a bouncing ball into Suazo in the box but Cesar is smartly off his line to collect the cross.

  • 50'

    Valdivia looks to be occupying the playmaker's role in the centre of the pitch and is spraying the ball about a bit. They need a touch more invention in there so it could prove a profitable move by Bielsa.

  • 47'

    Dani Alves takes the subsequent free kick but attempts to shoot from a wide position and cannot hit the target.

  • 47'

    Luis Fabiano celebrates his goal with the man who created it, Kaka.

  • 47'

    Kaka charges into the left channel and is brought down in unsubtle style by Arturo Vidal. A booking for the Chile man.

  • 46'

    Comment from John Brewin in Johannesburg: It looks far too much to do for Chile. For all their promise they did not create much of a shot in anger. The fairweather fans are now behind Brazil.

  • 46'


  • 45'

    Chile make two changes with Rodrigo Tello and Jorge Valdivia on for Contreras and Gonzalez.

  • 45'

    The two teams are emerging from the tunnel. Is there anything Chile can do to get through to a quarter-final meeting with Netherlands?

  • 45'

    We have a bit of breaking news with the confirmation that Real Madrid have reached a deal to sign Benfica winger Angel Di Maria. He hasn't shone for Argentina so far at the World Cup, but is a very talented young player. The full story will be on Soccernet shortly.

  • 45'

    Luis Fabiano rounds Bravo before slotting in Brazil's second goal.

  • 45'

    Tonight's game hasn't quite lived up to its billing but tomorrow we surely have a bona fide classic in Spain v Portugal. Check out our match preview here.

  • 45'

    The onus really is on Chile to take the game to Brazil now, but that could only leave them exposed to further punishment. They looked promising in the early stages but have been overwhelmed somewhat.

  • 45'

    Juan heads home Brazil's opener against Chile.

  • 45'

    HALF-TIME. Two goals in four minutes have given Brazil a formidable lead in Johannesburg. Juan produced a thumping header before Luis Fabiano showed good composure to finish off a clever move.

  • 45'

    Mark Gonzalez gets the ball out wide but overhits his cross. The forward has been disappointing today - a performance that might remind Liverpool fans of his time on Merseyside.

  • 45'

    Bastos charges forward and takes the wrong option when looking to feed Luis Fabiano on the right instead of Kaka who had snuck into the left channel.

  • 44'

    ESPN Stats&Info: Brazil have won 34 and drawn two games when leading at half-time at the World Cup.

  • 43'

    Vidal looks to float the ball over the head of Michel Bastos to release Isla but the Lyon full back leaps to get his head to the ball.

  • 41'

    Well we thought Brazil might be in for a difficult night but two goals in four minutes have surely put them on course for the quarter-finals yet again. This would be their fifth straight win in the second round. Consistency the likes of England can only dream of.

  • 40'

    Comment from John Brewin in Johannesburg: This game is now a write-off. Luis Fabiano was onside - though this time the decision was not shown on the big screeen. FIFA fighting video replays as only they know how - with the approach of an ostrich.

  • 39'

    There was a hint of offside about the goal but replays show the decision was spot on. Fabiano beat the Chile trap and made them pay. It was a neat move, and well-executed.

  • 38'

    GOAL! Robinho squares for Kaka and the playmaker cushions the ball into the path of Luis Fabiano, who rounds Bravo and finishes calmly. Brazil in firm control.

  • 37'

    Very un-Brazilian stuff from Luis Fabiano who attempts a flashy backheel, only to make a complete mess of it.

  • 36'

    Chile will have to adopt a more attacking outlook now, which will play into Brazil's hands as they are designed to play on the counter-attack.

  • 36'

    Comment from John Brewin in Johannesburg: The kiss of death duly delivered. Free header for Juan and Chile's good work undone by horrible marking.

  • 35'

    Not for the first time this summer, Marcelo Bielsa gesticulates wildly on the touchline.

  • 34'

    GOAL! Juan heads Brazil into the lead! The defender produces a thumping header from a Maicon corner that powers into the top corner. He was completely unmarked though.

  • 34'

    Maicon is furious when Howard Webb refuses to blow for a foul when he is challenged by Isla. Replays show it was an embarrassing dive. Poor stuff from the Brazilian right back, but an excellent spot by Webb.

  • 33'

    Comment from John Brewin in Johannesburg: Chile acquitting themselves well here. Brazil not enjoying themselves.

  • 32'

    This game is yet to spring to life really, following a bright opening. Brazil have supplied hardly any chances for Luis Fabiano and are struggling to open up a three-man Chile defence.

  • 32'

    ESPN Stats&Info: Brazil have only completed 74% of their passes in this match. Brazil came into the match with a pass accuracy of 87%, second best in the tournament behind Spain (88%).

  • 31'

    Kaka has shifted back into his standard role in behind the striker and needs to get a grasp on this game. He hasn't had a great tournament so far, has he?

  • 30'

    Robinho and Alexis Sanchez vie for the ball.

  • 30'

    Kaka goes into the book for a sneaky trip on Isla.

  • 29'

    Contreras was a bit lucky there as he did connect with Lucio and help bring him down. However, the Brazilian's playacting certainly acted against him when Howard Webb made his decision.

  • 28'

    Lucio wins a corner from Mauricio Isla following a Maicon free kick. As the ball comes in, Lucio throws himself to the ground and wants a spot-kick. Contreras did have his legs wrapped around Lucio's standing leg, but the defender was guilty of exaggeration. Brazil win a corner and Juan heads over.

  • 26'

    Lucio spins away from his marker with ease some 25 yards from his own goal but, under pressure from three Chileans, sends a long ball forward. Excellent pressing from Chile, as ever.

  • 25'

    Pablo Contreras leaps to meet Suazo's corner from the left wing but he fails to connect with the ball.

  • 23'

    Dani Alves is occupying much more of a central role at present, with Kaka on the left and Robinho on the right. It is an unfamiliar shape for Brazil.

  • 23'

    Kaka fires a shot wide of Claudio Bravo's post.

  • 22'

    Alexis Sanchez has the chance to play in Suazo down the right but opts to shoot and sees his effort blocked. A poor decision from the Udinese forward.

  • 21'

    Gonzalo Jara gets a rush of blood to the head as the ball rolls invitingly into his path from 35 yards out, but his effort flies well wide. You won't beat Julio Cesar from there.

  • 20'

    Again Alves suffers from a poor touch as he fails to play Robinho's pass into the path of Luis Fabiano. Not good enough from the Barca star.

  • 19'

    Lucio and Humberto Suazo battle for the ball.

  • 18'

    Sanchez concedes possession with a sloppy piece of play in attack but Dani Alves cannot take advantage as his searching pass for Robinho has too much on it.

  • 17'

    It has been an entertaining enough open spell in Johannesburg and Brazil have been the better side. Chile look dangerous though and will continue to probe the Brazil backline.

  • 15'

    Ramires emulates his midfield colleague Gilberto Silva with a dangerous, dipping effort from range. Bravo grasps the ball at his near post though.

  • 14'

    ESPN Stats&Info: Chile committed more fouls than any other side in the 2010 World Cup group stages (62) and received the most yellow cards (10).

  • 14'

    Brazil players huddle before the match.

  • 13'

    Suazo bisects Lucio and Juan to collect a pass from Sanchez in the centre of the pitch, but he only succeeds in lofting the ball into the grateful hands of Julio Cesar.

  • 13'

    Carmona almost releases Beausejour with a sliding through-ball but Juan sticks out a leg and diverts the ball to safety. Chile continue to commit players forward though.

  • 11'

    Brazil string together a wonderfully resilient and flowing passing move but their approach breaks down when Robinho fails to slip the ball to Luis Fabiano in the box.

  • 10'

    Now Kaka gets in on the act, firing a snap-shot wide of the post from the edge of the box. Brazil are applying plenty of pressure at present.

  • 9'

    Gilberto Silva, of all people, collects the ball 25 yards from goal and seeing he has plenty of space, forces Bravo into a save with a rasping effort. Another corner for Brazil, but it is wasted.

  • 8'

    Now Mark Gonzalez clears at the near post as Alves sends in the second set-piece.

  • 8'

    Referee Howard Webb has words with the players in an attempt to cut out excessive pushing, and Alves' delivery is headed out for another corner by Carmona.

  • 7'

    Maicon gets the ball square from Kaka and wins a corner off Jean Beausejour.

  • 6'

    Lucio chips the ball forward to Robinho and while the forward is onside, he cannot pull the pass down and the ball bounces out.

  • 5'

    Chile work the ball well and force Julio Cesar into a sharp piece of work. As Brazil break down the other end, Luis Fabiano finds space but drags his shot well wide. A poor effort from the striker.

  • 4'

    ESPN Stats&Info: This is the fourth time that two South American teams have met in the second round. The last time was in 1998 when Brazil beat Chile 4-1.

  • 3'

    Brazil and Chile fans may be all smiles, but one team is going home tonight.

  • 3'

    Chile, as ever, are showing no fear of committing men forward. Their problem comes at the back as they could be opened up on the break.

  • 2'

    Suazo then takes a short corner and when the ball is worked across to Mark Gonzalez, his effort is charged down by Dani Alves.

  • 1'

    Humberto Suazo nutmegs Ramires in midfield to secure the first psycological victory of the night.




    Comment from John Brewin in Johannesburg: A lusty vocal performance from Chile's support. Brazil fans not so loud. They clearly expect to win as a matter of course.


    The national anthems are underway and we are just minutes away from kick-off in what should be one of the most engrossing games of the tournament. Don't hold me to that though.



    Chile meanwhile, have lost all three of their meetings against South American sides at the World Cup, and two of those came against Brazil.


    It has been a superb tournament for South American sides but one will be going home tonight, and with Brazil winning four second-round games in a row (since defeat to Argentina in 1990), it looks as though Dunga's men will progress.


    As for Brazil, who won their group for the eighth World Cup in succession, Robinho, Kaka and Alves will form a three in behind lone striker Luis Fabiano, wilth Gilberto Silva and Ramires anchoring the midfield. Expect Chile to be left open on the break. I fancy Brazil to take this 2-1.


    The Chile formation takes some explaining but it is essentially a 3-3-1-3, with Mark Gonzalez, Humberto Suazo and the excellent Alexis Sanchez leading the line. Jean Beausejour will play in behind the front three.


    Chile are deprived of Gary Medel, Waldo Ponce and Marco Estrada due to suspension after a tetchy performance against Spain in their final group game. Contreras and Fuentes come into defence, with Carlos Carmona bolstering a three-man midfield. Mati Fernandez is surprisingly excluded despite returning from suspension.


    As for the team news, Brazil welcome back Robinho and Kaka following a 0-0 draw against Portugal although Felipe Melo and Elano miss out due to injury, so Dani Alves plays in an advanced role and Ramires comes in to sit alongside Gilberto Silva.


    Chile could play into their hands if they attack from the off, but their enterprising approach has won a legion of fans and in particlar one Johan Cruyff, who claimed today that Chile are the closest embodiment to Total Football he has seen at the finals.


    Meanwhile Brazil, who have won their past seven games against Chile, scoring 26 goals in the process, only really impressed when beating Ivory Coast in the group stage and are more of a counter-attacking side than the gung-ho Brazilian teams of old.


    Chile have not reached the quarter finals of a World Cup since 1962 and would require a sizeable shock to match that tonight. However, under Marco Bielsa they are one of the most interesting sides at the competition with their tactical fluidity and attacking impetus.


    Hello and welcome to one of the most promising games of the World Cup so far. It's the royalty of Brazil against the pretenders of Chile.


    Join us at 1830 GMT to see if Chile can pull off a rare victory against five-time World Champions Brazil.



    Gary Medel and Waldo Ponce: Key absentees for Chile.


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