Brazil started the game with two corners within 2 minutes. D. Alves saw his shot saved on 6’, Nilmar hit the post on 30’ – a great save by Eduardo. On 38’, Luis Fabiano just missed with his powerful header. Portugal spent most of the first half behind the ball, looking for a lucky break.
Simao Sabrosa had a shot saved on 58’; Ramires on 90’. The (lack of) commentary here speaks for itself.
Brazil: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Juan, Felipe Melo (Josué), M. Bastos, G. Silva, L. Fabiano (Grafite), D. Alves, J. Baptista (Ramires), Nilmar
Portugal: Eduardo, Bruno Alves, Duda (Simão Sabrosa), Ricardo Carvalho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Danny, Pepe (P. Mendes), R. Meireles (Veloso), Tiago, R. Costa, Fabio Coentrao