Brazil earns hard-fought win over the Netherlands in Torneio Internacional Cidade de Sao Paulo

By Beto Alfaya

Sunday in the Torneio Internacional Cidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil beat the Netherlands, 3-2, getting the game-winner in stoppage time from Gabriella. Marta scored two goals for Brazil. Marta scored first for Brazil on a mistake from the Netherlands keeper. The  Netherlands tied the game on a fast counter-attack before Marta scored again, heading a cross into the net. In the 94th minute, the young Gabriella, who played last year for Franklin Pierce University (New Hampshire, USA), scored after the Netherlands goalkeeper deflected a Marta cross. It was really hot during the game, and the both teams agreed before the game to have a technical stop, allowing the players to have some hydration.