The Brazilian national soccer team on Tuesday (26 January) beat the East German national side 3-goals to 1 in a friendly soccer international game in the north-eastern city of Natal.
GV PAN East Germany (blue strip) playing from right to left.
GVs Brazil (in yellow strip playing from left to right) defend, Hans-Juergen Doerner scores from penalty area with low shot.
GV PAN Isidro for Brazil moves into cross from left and hammers shot into roof of net. (2 SHOTS)
GVs Desperate clearance by East German defenders from promising Brazilian attack.
Second Half: GV PAN Zico passes, Renato scores. (2 SHOTS)
GV Serginho scores Brazil's third goal.
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Background: The Brazilian national soccer team on Tuesday (26 January) beat the East German national side 3-goals to 1 in a friendly soccer international game in the north-eastern city of Natal. Sports commentators said that Brazil, who are favourites to win the World Cup in Spain this summer, did little to confirm their rating as the top team in the finals. In front of a crowd of 53,000 they proved ineffective at converting their overall domination into goals. East Germany scored the first goal, after half an hour through Hans-Juergon Doerner. Brazil's goals were scored by: Paulo Isidro (34 minutes); Renato (52 minutes) and Serginho (79 minutes).