BEIJING, China (Sporting Alert) — Oscar and Dede scored the goals and Brazil beat Zambia 2-0 in their friendly international in Beijing, China on Tuesday.
After playing to a goalless first half, brazil took the lead through half-time substitute Oscar with the Chelsea midfielder firing past goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene with a high shot that took a deflection en route to goal in the 59th minute.
The goal was Oscar’s eight international, while the playmaker, who replaced Ramires after 45-minutes, was scoring in back-to-back games, following his goal against South Korea in the 2-0 win on Saturday.
Defender Dede made it 2-0 ten-minutes later when he headed home a cross off a free-kick taken by Neymar on the left hand side.
Earlier, head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari started Neymar and Alexandre Pato in the attack, but the latter looked out of sync and was replaced at half-time.
Brazil v Zambia
Brazil: Diego Cavalieri, Alves, Maxwell, Luiz, Dedé, Lucas Leiva, Ramires Paulinho, Lucas, Alexandre Pato, Neymar
Subs: Victor, Jefferson, Bernard, Dante, Henrique, Hernanes, Hulk, Jô, Luiz Gustavo, Marcelo, Oscar
Zambia: Mweene, Himoonde, Mbola, Chama, Chongo, Tembo, Mtonga, Katongo, Mulenga, Mayuka, Lungu
Subs: Musonda, Titima, Musakanya, Chamanga, Chintu, Chivuta, Kola.