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Neymar and Brazil roll past Cameroon

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Posted on June 24, 2014

Neymar(photo: FIFA.com)

fell to with two goals from in first half, and Fred and Fernando in the second to top Group A, with the only goal from Cameroon coming through Joel Matip.

The Indomitable Lions made several changes in comparison to the game against Croatia; notable absentees were the injured Samuel Eto’o and Alexandre Song who was suspended.

Cameroon XI : Itandje, Nyom, Nkoulou, Matip, Bedimo, Mbia, N’Guemo, Eyong, Choupo Moting, Aboubakar, Moukandjo.

Brazil XI : Julio Cesar, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Hulk, Paulinho, Fred, Neymar, Oscar, Luiz Gustavo

First Half

After The Indomitable Lions started to gain a little momentum they were punished when Luiz Gustavo broke free on the left wing and fired a perfect delivery into the box making it easy for Neymar to put Brazil 1-0 up in the 11th minute.

Cameroon had the chance to make it 1-1 however Joel Matip’s header slammed against the woodwork.

The Schalke defender though managed to make it 1-1 when he latched onto Allan Nyom’s driven cross to finish into the back of the net.

In the 34th minute the crowd erupted in the Estadio Mane Garrincha as Neymar scored his second goal of the day after cutting in from the left and finishing past Itandje.

Second Half

The Selecao made it 3-1 early in the second half after Chelsea’s David Luiz fired a cross into the penalty area for Fred to nod in from 6 yards out.

Brazilian substitute Fernandinho brought some excitement into the game and gave Brazil the goal they needed to all but put them on top of the group.

The Manchester City midfielder finished off some great team play with a toe-poke to make it 4-1.

Cameroon leave Brazil with zero points as Brazil march on to play Chile on Saturday at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.

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