Brazil 4,, Japan 1
Posted by ssbg on June 22, 2006
Brazil look for a quick equaliser and after a couple of near misses, Ronaldo heads home shortly before half-time
Brazil striker Ronaldo became the joint highest scorer in World Cup history as he scored twice against Japan.
The 29-year-old headed in an equaliser before half-time to go past Pele and then curled in his 14th finals goal at the end to go level with Gerd Muller.
Japan went ahead through Keiji Tamada's left-foot drive but Brazil took control through Ronaldo, Juninho Pernambucano's 30-yarder and Gilberto's sweet strike.
Ronaldo wrapped it up and the Group F winners now play Ghana in the last 16.
In the process, Brazil made it 10 consecutive wins at World Cup finals and they finally produced the sort of free-flowing football their fans have been waiting for.