The Barça defender assisted Marcelo for Brazil’s first goal. Alves played the 90 minutes of the match and he was one of Brazil’s best players. Adriano didn’t play.
The Barça defender collaborated in the South American side’s first goal as he slotted an incisive pass through the Bosnian defence for Marcelo, the Real Madrid defender’s shot was unstoppable for Begovic. It was the third minute of the match and it looked as though the public was on the verge of seeing a Brazil goal fest. However, a mistake from Julio César, after Brazil’s midfield lost the ball, allowed Bosnia to climb back to level terms. The game became, at that point, wasn’t fluid and goal-scoring chances were few and far between.
At the start of the second half, Dani Alves, one of the most active Brazilian players along with Marcelo, had a chance to score from a free kick but his shot went wide.
The other Barça player called up by Manu Menezes, Adriano, didn’t play in the match. (via FCBarcelona.com)
Brazil: Julio César, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Sandro (Elías, 59'), Fernandinho, Hernanes (Hulk, 67'), Ronaldinho (Ganso, 62'), Neymar (Jonás, 92'), Leandro
Bosnia: Begovic, Papac, Spahic, Pandza, Rahimic, Jahic, Pjanic, Misimovic (Ibricic, 88'), Dzeko, Ibisevic (Salihovic, 80') y Medunjanin (Zahirovic, 78').
Goals: 1-0, Marcelo (3'), 1-1 Ibisevic (12'), Papac o.g. (91')
Referee: Sacha Kever (Swiss)
Stadium: Sen Galen (Switzerland)