Richarlison scored a brace of goals -- including a stunning 2nd -- arsenic Brazil made bully connected the hype with a 2-0 triumph implicit Serbia to commencement their World Cup run successful Qatar connected Thursday.
Serbia goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic denied Brazil's potent onslaught unit connected respective occasions successful a goalless archetypal fractional that saw Brazil person the bulk of possession.
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Brazil were adjacent to taking the pb successful the 27th infinitesimal erstwhile Thiago Silva slid a debased walk into the box, but Milinkovic-Savic did good to wide the shot and helium besides saved a debased changeable from winger Raphinha.
Tite's broadside came retired afloat throttle aft the interruption and Serbia were fortunate not to spell down erstwhile Milinkovic-Savic made different unthinkable prevention connected Raphinha and Alex Sandro's thunderous onslaught from region deed the post.
Richarlison yet scored Brazil's deserved archetypal conscionable past the hr people with their 15th changeable of the match, pouncing connected a escaped shot successful beforehand of extremity aft Milinkovic-Savic saved from Vinicius Junior's close-range effort.
ARE YOU SERIOUS RICHARLISON?! 😱😱🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/FQX0f45byh— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 24, 2022
The Tottenham striker past doubled his tally with an outrageous finish, erstwhile his effort to settee a Vinicius transverse into the country popped successful the air, Richarlison pivoted to his near and smashed a broadside sideways volley past Milinkovic-Savic to enactment Brazil up 2-0.
Richarlison has present scored 9 goals for Brazil this year.
There was nary mode backmost for Serbia arsenic Brazil, who decorativeness the time atop Group H connected extremity quality implicit Switzerland, saw retired the effect to enactment the stamp connected their credentials arsenic World Cup favourites coming into the tournament.