Richarlison scored a pair of objectives — together with a surprising second — as Brazil made good on the hype with a 2-0 win over Serbia to begin their World Cup marketing campaign in Qatar on Thursday.
Serbia goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic denied Brazil’s potent strike pressure on a number of events in a goalless first half that noticed Brazil have nearly all of possession.
Brazil had been near taking the lead within the twenty seventh minute when Thiago Silva slid a low cross into the field, however Milinkovic-Savic did nicely to clear the ball and he additionally saved a low shot from winger Raphinha.
Tite’s aspect got here out full throttle after the break and Serbia had been fortunate to not go behind when Milinkovic-Savic made one other unimaginable save on Raphinha and Alex Sandro‘s thunderous strike from distance hit the put up.
Richarlison lastly scored Brazil’s deserved first simply previous the hour mark with their fifteenth shot of the match, pouncing on a unfastened ball in entrance of aim after Milinkovic-Savic saved from Vinicius Junior‘s close-range effort.
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The Tottenham striker then doubled his tally with an outrageous end, when his try and settle a Vinicius cross into the world popped within the air, Richarlison pivoted to his left and smashed a aspect sideways volley previous Milinkovic-Savic to place Brazil up 2-0.
Richarlison has now scored 9 objectives for Brazil this yr.
The win is partly overshadowed by a possible harm to Neymar, who was fouled repeatedly all through the sport and was pictured in tears on the Brazil bench after being substituted within the eightieth minute.
There was no means again for Serbia as Brazil, who end the day atop Group H on aim distinction over Switzerland, noticed out the end result to place the stamp on their credentials as World Cup favourites coming into the match.