DOHA : Brazil, Five-time champions get off to a perfect start after two goals from Richarlison sealed the game against Serbia.
If the first half was a Brazilian shower, then the second half was a storm. Brazil’s press never let up until the last part of the game when the tie was already won and Tite’s side relentlessly dismantled a sorry-looking Serbia who could never find the time or space to get going.
Richarlison overhead kick, score, goals
Richarlison will steal the headlines and front page photos but credit has to go to the entire side, especially the front four, whose defensive work from the front maintained the team’s strict mentality and made sure nobody switched off in a game that had the potential to be a banana skin.
Serbia will be disappointed as they failed to create but they will have better chances against Switzerland and Cameroon; if Brazil play like that in their next two games, then they will no doubt be leaving the group stage with 9 points.
And I got through the entire game without mentioning ‘samba football’ once. DIARIO AS