Richarli­son’s brace in Brazil win

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Wash­ing­ton, US - Richarli­son capped his first full start for Brazil by scor­ing twice as the South Amer­i­can gi­ants thrashed El Sal­vador 5-0 at FedEx Field here Tues­day.

The 21 year old , who was signed by English Premier League side Ever­ton from Wat­ford ear­lier this year for US$52mn, pro­duced two ex­cel­lent strikes on 16 and 50 min­utes.

Brazil, led by Paris Sain­tGer­main star Ney­mar who played the en­tire 90 min­utes, put on an ex­cel­lent per­for­mance. And af­ter just two min­utes, the five-time world cham­pi­ons were ahead. It was a ques­tion­able de­ci­sion by the ref­eree - de­fender Roberto Dominguez, who plays in MLS for Van­cou­ver, was ad­judged to have brought down Richarli­son in the area al­low­ing Ney­mar to step up and score his 59th goal for the Sele­cao. On 15 min­utes, Tite's side dou­bled its lead thanks to a fan­tas­tic strike from Richarli­son.

El Sal­vador was to­tally out­classed and 15 min­utes be­fore the in­ter­val Coutinho made it three, ex­pertly fir­ing home from 18 yards leav­ing goal­keeper Henry Her­nan­dez to­tally flat footed.

Richarli­son scored his sec­ond, an­other clin­i­cal fin­ish from Coutinho's set-up com­ing just five min­utes af­ter the in­ter­val.

Mar­quin­hos made it five in the 90th minute, head­ing in a cor­ner from a Ney­mar cor­ner.

(AFP)

Brazil's Richarli­son (left) with Douglas Costa

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