Brazil vs Croatia world cup video highlights – The win was not pretty but nonetheless it was a win. The Brazilian started out really slow and gave up the first goal through a defensive error and own goal by Marcelo in the 11th minute . They would toil for a while before they were able to pull one back.
It came in the 29th minute when Neymar drove a left footer from the top of the box to the right corner of the goal after it deflected from the goal post. Though he did not get quite enough on the shot it had enough pace to get past the goalkeeper. The score would remain 1-1 for the first half.
The third goal came in the second half form a controversial penalty when a Brazilian player was supposedly brought down in the box. Instant replay showed that the referee made a gross mistake. Nonetheless, the penalty was given.
Neymar step up to the line and drove the penalty to the left corner of the goal…the goalkeeper getting a hand to it, but not enough to keep it out of the goal.
The final goal would came in the 91st minute when Oscar toe poke one past the Croatian goalkeeper.
It was not the best performance by the host team, but it was enough to get them a win. If they plan to win this world cup this year, they definitely are going to have to step up their game. The Croatians gave a solid performance, but as it was luck was not on their side today. They will be looking to go one better in the next game
Enjoy the highlights…