Late goals give 10-man Brazil 2-1 win over Mexico

Updated: 2011-10-12 16:30


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Late goals give 10-man Brazil 2-1 win over Mexico
Brazil's Ronaldinho (R) celebrates with team mate Neymar after scoring a goal against Mexico during their international friendly soccer match at the TSM Corona stadium in Torreon Oct 11, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

MEXICO CITY - Goals by Ronaldinho and Marcelo in the last 11 minutes gave 10-man Brazil a 2-1 win over Mexico in a friendly in the northern city of Torreon on Tuesday.

Defender Daniel Alves was sent off just before halftime after his foul on Javier Hernandez in the box earned him a second yellow card.

However, Mexico failed to add to their early lead after an own goal by defender David Luiz with Jefferson saving Andres Guardado's penalty.

Ronaldinho equalised when he found the top corner with a shot in the 79th minute and defender Marcelo hit the winner five minutes later after a one-two with Neymar.

It was Mexico's first defeat in 15 matches under coach Jose Manuel de la Torre, though their under-23 side lost three matches at the Copa America in July under assistant coach Luis Fernando Tena.

There was a massive police presence at the match after a shooting incident outside the ground at a league match in August.