Richarlison de Andrade, put Brazil up 2-0 on Thursday with a stunning bicycle kick in the 73rd minute against Serbia for his second goal of the game.ottenham Hotspur striker,
The ball control and the finish were simply sublime for the Tottenham Hotspur striker.
The Brazilians could not score in the first half before Richarlison converted his first in the 62nd minute. It did not take long after that for the second, stunning, goal.
The Selecão’s afternoon went according to plan against Serbia, with a dominant performance leading to three points and a successful World Cup opener.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that Brazil have come to Qatar as the favourites for a sixth title, two decades after their last victory.
The result continues Brazil’s superb record in the World Cup group stage, in which their last defeat came in 1998 against Norway when they had already secured a place in the next round.
Tite’s side is now already on top of Group G ahead of Switzerland, who beat Cameroon 1-0 earlier and who are Brazil’s next opponents.
The scoreline here was the same as when these sides met in the group stage in 2018 but Brazil is determined to do far better than four years ago when they lost to Belgium in the quarter-finals.
However, Brazil would have known not to take Serbia lightly, given that the side that lie 21st in the FIFA rankings are one of Europe’s most improved teams and topped their qualifying group above Portugal.
Yet it still would have been a huge shock for Brazil to lose at a ground where they intend to return for the final on December 18.
Tite sent out a very attack-minded side, with Neymar in support of Richarlison while Raphinha and Vinicius occupied the wings and Lucas Paqueta added creativity in central midfield.
Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, kicked off needing just two goals to equal Pele’s all-time record tally of 77 for Brazil, but he will have to wait a little longer to get them.
Serbia did their best to frustrate the Paris Saint-Germain superstar, who came close to scoring direct from an early corner that would have raised the roof at the magnificent Lusail Stadium, where the stands were filled with yellow and green.
Watch Richarlison’s stunning scissor kick goal below:
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