Monday, June 21, 2010

Brazil 3-1 Cote d'Ivoire

Kaka had two assists before being sent off

The Kaka-Luis Fabiano partnership was enough to crush Cote d'Ivoires hopes. The African side never seemed to be able to face Brazil as an equal. Kaka served two assists, but was sent off with a double booking and will miss the match against Portugal. This is Brazil's second victory, which gives them a ticket to the Last 16.

The pace to the game was slow in the first 15 minutes, but then Kaka served an amazing pass to Luis Fabiano, who sent the ball to the net through one of the top corners of the goal (24').

Cote d'Ivoire didn't react to this and played a defensive game, trying to make the most of a possible mistake by Brazil. They decided to step up their game close to the end of the first half.

Luis Fabiano scored again on the 50-minute mark from a great personal effort. Maicon, Kaka and Robinho were also in top form and created the third goal, which was scored by Elano following an assist from the Real Madrid midfielder (62').

The African side improved as a reaction to this and Drogba eventually scored for them ten minutes later. Both sides started to make too many fouls and Kaka was eventually sent off unfairly close to the end of the clash with a double booking.