Luis Fabiano scored twice to give Brazil a fortuitous 2-1 win over Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday after the visitors had taken an early lead and dominated the game.
Goalkeeper Julio Cesar came to Brazil's rescue several times as they beat their smaller neighbours for the first time since 1999, a run stretching over six matches.
Brazil were welcomed to Morumbi with a full orchestra and fireworks display as the Seleçao marked their return to the São Paulo stadium with the launch of their new kit. The collar is now v-necked in a homage to the upcoming 50th anniversary of Brazil's first World Cup win and the white socks have green bands and five vertical stars on the shin.
Uruguay sounded an early warning when Luis Suarez narrowly failed to make contact with Cristian Rodriguez's cross and Ignacio Gonzalez forced a good save from Julio Cesar. They went ahead in the eighth minute when Maximiliano Pereira skipped past Ronaldinho and crossed to the far post for Abreu to score with a diving header.
Although Kaka had a penalty appeal turned down for Brazil after a typically powerful run, Uruguay continued to create the better chances. Julio Cesar made difficult saves to keep out shots by Alvaro Gonzalez and Pereira, while Rodriguez fired over from an excellent position after a sweeping move down the left.
The Brazilian crowd grew restless, booing their team and insulting Dunga after only half an hour. But the hosts equalised out of the blue in the 44th minute when Luis Fabiano scored from a narrow angle with a shot which went through Fabian Carini's legs.
Suarez had an excellent chance to regain the lead for Uruguay early in the second half when he broke down the right but he was foiled by Juan's last-ditch tackle. Brazil went ahead against the run of play in the 65th minute when Gilberto mis-hit a shot and the ball fell to Luis Fabiano who swept it into the goal. Uruguay replied immediately and Julio Cesar made a superb save to turn away an Abreu header.
BRAZIL (3): Júlio César; Maicon (Daniel Alves), Alex, Juan and Gilberto; Gilberto Silva, Mineiro, Kaká and Ronaldinho Gaúcho (Josué); Robinho (Vágner Love) and Luis Fabiano
URUGUAY (1): Carini; Pereira, Lugano, Fucile and Godín; Gargano, Ignácio González, Álvaro González and Christian Rodríguez; Suárez and Abreu
Coach: Óscar Tabárez.