Brazil spoiled the party of hosts Papua New Guinea with a record-equalling 9-0 win at a packed Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby on Sunday. Enthusiasm was in high supply among a buoyant home crowd, but Brazil showed little mercy to their inexperienced opponents.
There were doubles for Gabi Nunes, Brena and Yasmim, while Duda, Katrine and Geyse were also on the scoresheet. The South American heavyweights scored after just six minutes and raced to a four-goal advantage by the 24-minute mark.
Two goals in first-half stoppage time were a further blow for PNG as Brazil reached six by the break. Yasmim’s perfectly-flighted left-foot free-kick around the wall was arguably the pick of the goals. Despite the scoreline, PNG fans were wildly enthusiastic whenever the home team were in possession.
There was the occasional long ball to PNG’s lone striker that threatened, while midfielder Nicollette Ageva produced a roar from the crowd when her cross briefly threatened to sneak in at the back post. The one-way traffic continued after the interval, and though the tempo slowed, Brazil eventually equalled the previous record score set by Korea DPR with their 9-0 win over Argentina four years ago.
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