INTRODUCTION: Brazil played its way into the final of the Gold Cup soccer tournament in Montevideo on Wednesday night (7 January) following a 4-1 victory over West Germany.
GV PAN EXTERIOR West Germany in white attacking, pass to goal from right wing, Brazilian keeper misses defence, attacker misses header, ball returns and Klaus Allofs scores 1-0 (2 shots)
GV Brazil take free kick from just outside penalty area and Junior scores, players celebrate (2 shots)
GV PAN Brazil attack down right wing, pass to centre from where Toninho Cerezo scores
GV PAN Brazil attack past German defence, pass to centre from where Serginho scores
GV PAN Brazil attack, German goalkeeper knocks ball in air, Brazil regain possession, goal scramble, German keeper catches ball
GV PAN Brazil attack, pass to Ze Sergio who passes two defenders and keeper to score (2 shots)
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Brazil played its way into the final of the Gold Cup soccer tournament in Montevideo on Wednesday night (7 January) following a 4-1 victory over West Germany. The Brazilians crushed the European champions with a display of speed, strength and dazzling footwork before a crowd of 30-thousand, who saw most of the action take place in the second half. Ironically, the Uruguayan crowd cheered for the Brazilians, who go on to play Uruguay in the final on Saturday (10 January). The match is expected to be a replay of the 1950 World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro, which Uruguay won, 2-1.
SYNOPSIS: The first goal of the match came very late, in the fifty-third minute, after a goal-less first half. West German, wingman, Karl Heinz Rummenigge, crossed to Klaus Allofs, who missed a header, but because of a defence error by the Brazilian goalkeeper, he was able to score easily, on the second try.
Within minutes Brazil equalised when Junior scored with a free kick from 25 yards (23 metres) out.
A cross from Brazil's Edevaldo to Toninho Cerezo, resulted in Cerezo scoring his team's second goal.
With 14 minutes left, Socrates fed the ball to Serginho who guided the ball into an empty net. At that state Brazil had run away to a three-one lead.
West Germany's goalkeeper, Harald Schumacher, tried hard to stop the Brazilian onslaught and on this occasion fought off a determined attack.
But, with just nine minutes remaining Brazil proved beyond doubt their superiority. Left winger, Ze Sergio, passed two West German defenders and the goalkeeper to score Brazil's fourth goal.