Brazil Women beat Japan 4-3 with dramatic stoppage-time winner

Brazil v Japan - International Women's Friendly
Angelina of Brazil celebrates with winning goal scorer Priscila Flor da Silva. (Photo by Marco Galvão/SPP) (SPP)

Brazil edged Japan with a stoppage-time winner in the first of two women’s international friendlies in Sao Paulo. 

Japan came back from 3-1 down against Brazil with two late goals, only to lose out to a 97th-minute decider.

Teenager Aoba Fujino scored approaching half-time but Beatriz Zaneratto levelled from a free kick before the break.

Gabi Portiho took advantage to score when Saki Kumagai surrendered possession, Zaneratto then putting Brazil 3-1 up just after the hour mark following another error, this time by Moeka Minami.

Jun Endo converted an 86th-minute penalty won by debutant Momoko Tanigaw and Mina Tinaka equalised by volleying home Risa Shimizu’s cross.

However, Priscilla pounced to make it 4-3 at the death, clipping a shot over the keeper into the far corner.

The two teams meet again on Sunday 3 December.

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