12 Oct 2010

Brazil down Ukraine

5:25 pm on 12 October 2010

Brazil continued their renaissance under new coach Mano Menezes when they beat Ukraine 2-0 at Derby County's Pride Park in the English midlands.

A superb volley by Dani Alves after 25 minutes and a shot on the turn from Alexandre Pato in the 64th gave the 2014 World Cup hosts a deserved victory over the co-hosts of Euro 2012.

The five-time world champions, rediscovering their flowing, expansive game , showed flashes of magic against a resilient Ukraine side who gave a better account of themselves than they did in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Canada.