Chelsea's Brazilian trio pulled in more than 220 minutes between them as the Selecao took on Austria in Vienna, a friendly far more challenging than it sounds at first blush. Brazil were given a tough test, conceding their first goal since the World Cup in the process, but came through in the end with a narrow 2-1 victory.
Willian, Filipe Luis and Oscar all started, and it was a fairly mixed day, all told. First, the good: the Blues managed to grab both Brazil assists -- Oscar dropped a corner onto the delightfully-coiffed head of our old pal David Luiz for the game's opening goal and Filipe Luis played the pass for the winner, a delightful strike from Roberto Firmino which you will all watch now because it was cool:
Assists are good, of course, but in general the overall play wasn't so great. Oscar and Willian were largely stifled by the Austrian defence, and the former was actually the man to blame for the hosts grabbing a goal, conceding a penalty by hacking down Andi Weimann in the box with an absolutely dreadful tackle.
At this point it's tempting to say it wasn't a good showing by Chelsea's representatives, but from the club standpoint they managed to negotiate another meaningless friendly without anyone getting hurt, so ... great. Now get back to London so we can prepare for West Brom.