Brazil beats Chile in chippy friendly

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) Brazil kept up its resurgence since last year's World Cup by beating Chile 1-0 in an ill-tempered friendly on Sunday, with substitute Roberto Firmino's second-half goal clinching an eighth straight victory in Dunga's second spell as coach.

Firmino lit up a physical game at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium with a rare moment of class, running onto Danilo's through-ball and rounding the goalkeeper before slotting the ball into an empty net in the 72nd minute.

It was one of Brazil's few sights on goal in a scrappy performance in the last match of its global tour before the Copa America, which will be played in Chile over June and July.


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