RAFA WORRIED BY EGYPT
Manchester United and Brazil defender Rafael Da Silva has said that the team was extremely worried after the comeback made by Egypt in the Olympic football tournament. Brazil were taking on Egypt in one of the group matches. The South American team was definitely the favourite to win the match and they showed their great intent in the first half by ripping the African side apart. Due to the impressive performances of striker Neymar and midfielder Oscar, Brazil had a three-goal advantage in the match even before the hour mark. Rafael Da Silva opened the scoring in the match and Neymar soon extended the advantage for Brazil.
However, some sloppy defending in the second half meant that Egypt were able to score two goals in the second half to end the match in a thrilling fashion. When the match was 3-2, there was real danger that the Brazil team might lose their advantage in the match to draw the match. The Manchester United defender Rafael Da Silva admitted that it was indeed a significant probability and the team was indeed worried about it. However, Egypt were unable to score the third and crucial goal before the end of the match and it finished in a victory for Brazil.
“In the first half we showed our quality. We played great football and created many chances. When they scored the first goal in the second half we jumped a little bit, but we got the result in the end. To get my first goal in my first official game for Brazil is a dream. I’m so happy. It’s great to be here, because in Brazil the Olympics are very important. It’s the only title we don’t have, so we take it very seriously,” said Rafael Da Silva after the match against Egypt.