Richarlison’s brace in Brazil win
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.
Brazil's Richarlison (left) with Douglas Costa