Oscar scores from distance.
Neymar hit the bar and set up Brazil’s second goal as next year’s World Cup hosts completed their Asian mini-tour with a 2-0 win over Zambia in Beijing Tuesday.
Goals from Oscar and Dede settled the friendly, held in the Chinese capital’s distinctive ‘Bird’s Nest’ National Stadium, three days after Brazil beat South Korea by the same margin.
Barcelona star Neymar, mercilessly harried before scoring the opener in Seoul, rattled the crossbar with a free-kick as he displayed his full range of skills for the Chinese crowd.
Chelsea midfielder Oscar got Brazil’s first with a deflected shot from just outside the box which looped over the goalkeeper and into the corner of the net on 58 minutes.
Seven minutes later, Neymar chipped up a free-kick near the left by-line and Cruzeiro defender Dede headed in for 2-0 from six yards.
It was an efficient night’s work for coach Luiz Felipe Scolari’s five-time world champions, who could have scored more despite taking the opportunity to try out a number of fringe players.