(Sporting Alert) — Kaka scored a goal and setup another on his return to the Brazil national starting lineup during his team’s easy 6-0 win over Iraq in a friendly international game on Thursday.
The Real Madrid attacking midfielder had played for Brazil since the 2012 World Cup, but looked very comfortable in his advanced role Thursday night.
A lovely through ball by Neymar found Oscar to open the scoring for Brazil in the 22nd minute before Kaka crossed inside the area for the Chelsea playmaker to double the lead five minutes later.
Kaka then netted his team’s third early in the second half, before Neymar, Hulk and substitute Lucas Moura added three more in the victory.
Brazil v Iraq
Brazil: Diego Alves, Adriano, Thiago Silva, Luiz, Marcelo, Paulinho, Ramires, Oscar, Kaka, Hulk, Neymar
Subs: Victor, Leandro Damiao, Dede, Leandro Castan, Fernando, Sandro, Lucas Moura, Giuliano, Thiago Neves, Jefferson
Iraq: Sabri, Shakir, Abbas, Ali Rehema, Samer Saeed, Khaldon Ibrahim, Akram, Khalid, Mahmoud, Yaseen, Abdul-Hussein
Subs: Gassid, Munir, Karim, Abbas Rehema, Abdul-Jabar, Abdul-Zehra, Fadhil, Haidar, Husam Ibrahim, Hassan
Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden)