Brazilians overpower England on day 2 of Copa Lagos
The Verde-Amarela maintained their early lead to take all three points and dash the Three Lions' dreams of lift the Copa Lagos.
From Beach Soccer Worldwide:
Both sides had fallen to their African rivals in their first matches in Lagos, but Brazil’s Piu put distance between the Brazilians and their English rivals with a calmly converted freekick after three minutes.
Brendo struck soon after and before the first break Alejandro got his name on the scoresheet too, pushing the lead into a comfortable three-goal one.
Camara turned in an opener for England straight after the restart, giving the three Lions momentary hope, before a sublime pitch-length strike from Brazil keeper Daniel restored the three-goal cushion.
Benjamin Jr. and Edson found the net before the second klaxon sounded and, with 12 minutes left to play, it was hard to see England getting back into this tie.
They scored the only goal of the third period, a clinical overhead from Tom O’Neill, but it was just consolation in the end, as Brazil bagged their first points in Nigeria.
Goals: 1-0: Piu, min. 9 (1); 2-0: Brendo, min. 6 (1); 3-0: Alejandro, min. 5 (1); 3-1: Camara, min. 11 (2); 4-1: Daniel, min. 7 (2); 5-1: Benjamin Jr, min. 3 (2); 6-1: Edson, min. 2 (2); 6-2: O’Neill, min. 1 (3);
COPA LAGOS 2019
01.11.2019 15:30 – Kebbi BSC 4(2)-(3)4 Sunset Sports (Club Group) 16:45 – Gidi Sharks 7-1 Pepsi FA (Club Group) 18:00 – Brazil 4-5 Senegal (National Team Group) 19:15 – England 3-7 Nigeria (National Team Group)
02.11.2019 15:00 – Kebbi BSC 5-8 Gidi Sharks (Club Group) 16:15 – Pepsi FA 3-15 Sunset Sports (Club Group) 18:00 – Brazil 6-2 England (National Team Group) 19:15 – Nigeria v Senegal (National Team Group)
03.11.2019 15:00 – Gidi Sharks v Sunset Sports (Club Group) 16:15 – Kebbi BSC v Pepsi FA (Club Group) 18:00 – Senegal v England (National Team Group) 19:15 – Nigeria v Brazil (National Team Group)