Netherlands lead Brazil 2-1 after 75 minutes of World Cup quarterfinalBy AP
Friday, July 2, 2010
Dutch lead Brazil 2-1 after 75 minutes
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa — Midfielder Wesley Sneijder scored in the 68th minute on a header to give the Netherlands an unlikely 2-1 lead over Brazil in a World Cup quarterfinal.
Sneijder was also involved in the equalizer for the Dutch, floating in a 53rd-minute cross from deep on the right side. It struck Felipe Melo on the head as the Brazil midfielder jumped in front of goalkeeper Julio Cesar, and the ball went over the keeper and into the net.
Brazil had dominated the match and led since the 10th minute.
Robinho already had a goal ruled offside when he collected Felipe Melo’s low pass up the middle of the field and finished with a low shot to put the five-time champions ahead.
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