Fred comes to Brazil's rescue
Fred scored a dramatic late equaliser as defending champion Brazil salvaged a 2-2 draw with Paraguay in the Copa America.
Last Updated: 09/07/11 10:48pm
Substitute Fred scored a dramatic late equaliser as defending champion Brazil salvaged a 2-2 draw with Paraguay in the Copa America.
The striker found the back of the net in the 89th minute at Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes as The Samba Boys came from behind to steal a vital point.
Jadson gave Brazil the lead with a low shot from the edge of the area in the first half, but Paraguay fought back to take the lead thanks to goals by Roque Santa Cruz - his 25th International goal and Nelson Haedo Valdez.
However, Fluminense forward Fred then struck after a perfect pass by playmaker Ganso, to the delight of the Brazilian support.
Defeat would have left Brazil in serious danger of failing to advance from the group stage of the South American championship following a disappointing goalless draw with Venezuela in their opening game.
The result leaves Paraguay and Brazil with two points each after two Group B matches. Venezuela and Ecuador, with a point each, play later on Saturday night.