Brazil and Spain Thrill in 3-3 Draw: Match Highlights and Analysis

 At the Santiago Bernabeu, Brazil and Spain played out a thrilling 3-3 draw, with Lucas Paqueta’s stoppage-time penalty salvaging a point for Brazil.

After La Roja had gained a late lead, Lucas Paqueta scored a stoppage-time penalty to deny them the victory at Santiago Bernabeu.

Brazil and Spain Thrill in 3-3 Draw: Match Highlights and Analysis

In a thrilling match played inside a confined structure in the Spanish capital, Spain’s captain Rodri scored two highly contested penalties of his own.

After Dani Olmo’s excellent individual goal extended Spain’s lead, the Manchester City midfielder opened the scoring in the 12th minute from the penalty spot following a tumble by electrifying winger Lamine Yamal in the box.

Five minutes into the second half, teenage wonder Endrick tied the score for Brazil after substitute Unai Simon of Spain made a mistake that allowed Rodrygo to draw one back before halftime.

After Dani Carvajal was clipped by Lucas Beraldo, Rodri scored his second spot kick late in the game, but Paqueta had the last word.

The match proved to be a thrilling match between two of football’s heavyweight nations. It was organized to help combat racism after numerous cases of abuse aimed at Real Madrid and Brazil winger Vinicius Junior in Spain.

While Yamal excelled for Spain, his adolescent compatriot and future Los Blancos teammate Endrick continued to enjoy the spotlight. Vinicius captained Brazil for the first time but was mainly kept silent.

“It’s a shame it got away from us in the last second, it was a penalty we could have avoided,” Rodri stated to Teledeporte.

“We were united against a great team, they have such individual quality, we competed.”
Alvaro Morata, the team’s normal captain, gave Rodri the armband this time in honor of the midfielder’s grandfather, who passed away recently.

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“I dedicated (the goals) to my grandfather, for everything that he taught me,” said Rodri.
The five-time World Cup winners will be facing an almost full-strength squad selected by Spain’s coach Luis de la Fuente.
In Selecao coach Dorival Junior’s second game in charge, La Roja performed admirably in the first half, hardly giving Brazil a sniff.

Never Friendly

Although the Barcelona winger was lucky to receive the penalty after falling easily under a foul from Joao Gomes, Yamal won it and Rodri converted it for the first goal.

The 16-year-old, who contributed to Olmo’s second goal, is becoming more and more famous with each game.
Olmo, an attacker for RB Leipzig, finished it off superbly. He used deft agility to remove Beraldo from the picture before swooping past Bento, the goalie for Brazil.

Just before halftime, Rodrygo of Brazil scored a goal over goalkeeper Unai Simon’s head after Simon recklessly gave the ball away. This gave Spain the advantage.

For his first appearance at the stadium of his future club, Real Madrid, Dorival introduced Endrick at halftime. Endrick had scored the game-winning goal against England on Saturday in another friendly.

After a corner was sent into his path, the 17-year-old sensation did not have to wait long to score his first goal in the Spanish capital, volleying in with the aid of a deflection.

When Rodri scored his second penalty in the dying moments, Spain believed they had won the match because Carvajal had struck the deck during a collision with Beraldo, but Brazil would not give up.

Deep into stoppage time, Carvajal fell and viciously pulled back Galeno’s leg, earning the visitors a penalty of their own.
With almost the final kick of the match, Paqueta, who had earlier been fortunate to escape penalty after swinging his arm at Marc Cucurella, sent Simon the wrong way to equalize.

“A game against Brazil is never friendly, both sides want to win, we gave everything on the pitch with and without the ball,” stated Olmo.
“Even though it didn’t work out in the end, we should still be proud of our efforts.”

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