Brazil end Germany’s unbeaten run


Brazil beat Germany 1-0 in an international friendly to earn a measure of closure after their humiliating defeat at the 2014 World Cup.

The two world footballing powerhouses were meeting for the first time since Germany embarrassed Brazil 7-1 at home nearly four years ago.

Brazil’s defense was more compact in Munich on Tuesday and Gabriel Jesus’ lone goal proved to be the difference.

Jesus pushed forward on the counter-attack in the 36th minute, only to blast his shot well over the bar from 15 yards.

However, less than a minute later, Willian sent a curling cross straight to the Manchester City pointman Jesus, whose powerful header was straight at Germany goalkeeper Kevin Trapp but looped up and over the line.

Germany nearly stole a draw in the 92nd minute when Toni Kroos found space to shoot, but goalkeeper Alisson did well to save.

The defeat ended Germany’s 22-game unbeaten streak, which came one game short from matching their record of 23 from 1978-81. The Selecaos also halted a previous 22-game unbeaten run for the German side in 1998.

If the result and the quality of the game is anything to go by,  Brazil will be a serious contender for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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