Brazil - Germany 1:1 (0:0)

Match Number:	419
Date:		12.06.1977
Location:	Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Leao -
Amaral, ze Maria, Pereira, Rodriguez Neto -
Cerezzo, Zico, Rivelino
Gil (Marcello), Roberto, Paulo Cesar  
Vogts, Dietz
Rüssmann, Kaltz, Bonhof
Abramczik, Hölzenbein (79. Tenhagen), K. Fischer, Beer (79. Flohe), 
Volkert (70. KH. Rummenigge)  
Attendance:   150,000 

0:1 K. Fischer (54.)
1:1 Rivelino (87.)
Referee:   Pestarino (Argentina)

This was the 3rd match in the 1977 South America tour, and a throwback to the good old days when soccer stadiums were packed in Brazil. About 150,000 fans jammed the Maracana in Rio to see the clash of Titans. And they would not go home disappointed...

The Brazilian team controlled the first half, but was unable to mount too much of a threat against a solid German defense. The temperature was raised a notch in the 2nd half, but on of their rapid counters, Klaus Fischer broke through and slammed home to stun the crowd into silence. A a brief respite, the Brazilians launched furious assaults on the German goal, but Sepp Maier continued to come up big, and the defense withstood wave after wave of attacks. Finally, in the closing minutes, Rivelino knocked in the equalizer to gain the Canarinha a draw.

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