France 1-0 Brazil – Recap & Match Stats – Friendly – 9 February 2011
France defeated Brazil 1-0 in an international friendly on Wednesday, February 9, 2011.
France 1-0 Brazil Recap
France continued their strong form against Brazil with a win at the Stade de France.
The turning point in the match came in the 40th minute when Brazil’s Hernanes was given a red card. While Karim Benzema was hitting the ball into the air off his knee, Hernanes came in for a challenge. He ended up catching Benzema in his chest with his foot and the referee had little choice but to issue the red card.
The red card would be a major factor as France would get chances early in the second half. They would convert one of those in the 54th minute as Jeremy Menez sent a cross to the far post where Benzema easily tapped it into the back of the net.
The goal would be enough for France as Brazil struggled to create many chances.
France 1-0 Brazil Match Stats
|Karim Benzema (54′)|
|8(4)||Shots (on Goal)||5(1)|
|51%||Time of Possession||49%|