Joe Hart makes double save on Ronaldinho penalty in England win against Brazil

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Prior to England's friendly against Brazil as part of The FA's 150th anniversary celebration, there were headlines of Neymar dismissing the home side as a one-man team (that man being Wayne Rooney, not Joleon Lescott) and thus not a prime threat to Brazil at next year's World Cup. So a few other England players decided to show Neymar that they too can make a difference from time to time and helped the Three Lions to a 2-1 win.

Joe Hart set the tone early on when Brazil were awarded a penalty for a Jack Wilshere handball in the box. Ronaldinho, who earned his 100th cap for Brazil by starting the match, took the spot kick and kicked it right into the diving goalkeeper. Hart then scrambled to knock the ball away with his hand as Ronaldinho slide in to try and salvage a goal on the rebound before Tom Cleverley denied Neymar's attempt at a third chance.

Rooney scored the match's first goal in the 26th minute (1:35 into the video) and Frank Lampard scored what would be the winner with a well-placed shot off the post from the top of the box in the 60th minute (4:28).

Neymar, meanwhile, knocked a few million off his transfer price (at least in England).

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