Brazil delivered an ominous message to their World Cup rivals with a blinding show of attacking brilliance to dismantle South Korea and arrange a quarter-final in opposition to Croatia.
Neymar made a goalscoring return to motion after damage at Stadium 974, however Brazil’s celebrity was just one component of a devastating efficiency that ripped South Korea to shreds and settled this last-16 recreation properly earlier than half-time.
Vinicius Jr set the tone with a composed penalty-area end from Raphinha’s cross after seven minutes, and Neymar doubled Brazil’s benefit from the spot six minutes later for a foul on Richarlison.
It was Neymar’s 76th objective for Brazil, leaving him only one behind the legendary Pele’s all-time report.
Richarlison then added to his private showreel of nice objectives at this World Cup when he adopted his spectacular volley in opposition to Serbia with an actual murals, controlling the ball 3 times together with his head and foot earlier than shifting into place to take Thiago Silva’s cross in his stride and rating.
Brazil went 4 up with one other gem after 36 minutes, Vinicius selecting out Lucas Paqueta for West Ham’s costly acquisition to attain with a well-placed volley.
South Korea, to their nice credit score, continued to compete and compelled a number of fantastic saves from Brazil keeper Alisson, earlier than substitute Paik Seung-ho pulled one again with an excellent 30-yard strike so as to add to the evening’s assortment of particular objectives.
Brazil set World Cup normal
For 45 minutes at Stadium 974, Brazil hit heights no different staff has reached at this World Cup, demonstrating the extent that will likely be required to beat Tite’s staff, producing a group of objectives constructed of their nation’s greatest traditions.
And it was all achieved with the sleek freedom of expression that’s Brazil’s trademark, a four-goal half-time benefit going some method to demonstrating their supremacy.
Richarlison’s objective was a golden second of the match, adopted by a staff dance that quite incongruously included coach Tite.
Neymar eased himself again into motion with silky touches and his objective, earlier than being changed late on after proving his health following the ankle damage sustained in opposition to Serbia that compelled him out of two group video games.
He’s a part of a potent Brazil attacking triumvirate alongside Richarlison and Vinicius, each on the scoresheet and each making a severe mark on this World Cup.
Tite was so comfy with Brazil’s place that he was in a position to give Alisson a relaxation and ship on third-choice keeper Weverton for a style of World Cup motion.
Brazil will now be heavy favourites in opposition to Croatia after placing down a marker with the most effective show – or at the least 45 minutes earlier than they eased up – by any staff in Qatar up to now.
Alisson excellent as Brazil additionally shine in defence
Brazil’s three-goal victory margin was convincing and deserved, however there was one other facet to this win that confirmed simply how robust Tite’s squad is.
South Korea might have been outclassed for big elements of the sport however they nonetheless had loads of probabilities, solely to run into one of many world’s greatest goalkeepers in Liverpool’s Alisson.
For all of the comprehensible consideration on Neymar and his attacking cohorts, Brazil have a final line of defence that stands comparability with anybody at this match, with Manchester Metropolis’s Ederson a world-class deputy and Weverton seeing motion right here.
South Korea by no means gave up making an attempt to create alternatives however Alisson was excellent, tipping over a long-range effort from Hwang Hee-chan earlier than reacting rapidly to dam him after the break, and racing off his line to thwart Tottenham’s Son Heung-min when he was clear by means of.
Brazil could also be filled with attacking choices however additionally they have the safety of Alisson, who has taken his excellent type at membership degree this season on to the world stage.
Participant of the match
Vinícius JúniorVinícius Júnior
- 1AlissonSubstituted forWevertonat 80′minutes
- 14MilitãoSubstituted forAlves da Silvaat 63′minutes
- 3Thiago Silva
- 2DaniloSubstituted forBremerat 72′minutes
- 7Lucas Paquetá
- 10NeymarSubstituted forRodrygoat 81′minutes
- 20Vinícius JúniorSubstituted forMartinelliat 72′minutes
- 13Alves da Silva
- 17Bruno Guimarães
- 22Éverton Ribeiro
- 1Kim Seung-gyu
- 15Kim Moon-hwan
- 4Kim Min-jae
- 19Kim Younger-gwon
- 3Kim Jin-suSubstituted forHong Chulat 45′minutes
- 10Lee Jae-sungSubstituted forLee Kang-inat 74′minutes
- 5Jung Woo-youngBooked at 44minsSubstituted forSon Jun-hoat 45′minutes
- 6Hwang In-beomSubstituted forPaik Seung-hoat 65′minutes
- 11Hwang Hee-chan
- 9Cho Gue-sungSubstituted forHwang Ui-joat 80′minutes
- 7Son Heung-min
- 2Yoon Jong-gyu
- 8Paik Seung-ho
- 12Track Bum-keun
- 13Son Jun-ho
- 14Hong Chul
- 16Hwang Ui-jo
- 17Na Sang-ho
- 18Lee Kang-in
- 20Kwon Kyung-won
- 21Cho Hyun-woo
- 22Kwon Chang-hoon
- 23Kim Tae-hwan
- 24Cho Yu-min
- 25Jeong Woo-yeong
- 26Track Min-kyu
- Clément Turpin
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Match ends, Brazil 4, Korea Republic 1.
Second Half ends, Brazil 4, Korea Republic 1.
Gabriel Martinelli (Brazil) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Son Jun-Ho (Korea Republic).
Try missed. Dani Alves (Brazil) proper footed shot from outdoors the field misses to the left. Assisted by Rodrygo.
Try missed. Hwang Hee-Chan (Korea Republic) proper footed shot from the appropriate aspect of the field is excessive and broad to the appropriate. Assisted by Hong Chul.
Try missed. Bremer (Brazil) header from very shut vary misses to the left. Assisted by Raphinha with a cross following a nook.
Nook, Brazil. Conceded by Hong Chul.
Try blocked. Dani Alves (Brazil) proper footed shot from the appropriate aspect of the field is blocked. Assisted by Gabriel Martinelli.
Casemiro (Brazil) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Paik Seung-Ho (Korea Republic).
Substitution, Brazil. Rodrygo replaces Neymar.
Substitution, Brazil. Weverton replaces Alisson.
Substitution, Korea Republic. Hwang Ui-Jo replaces Cho Gue-Sung.
Offside, Korea Republic. Kim Min-Jae tries a by means of ball, however Cho Gue-Sung is caught offside.
Gabriel Martinelli (Brazil) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Hwang Hee-Chan (Korea Republic).
Aim! Brazil 4, Korea Republic 1. Paik Seung-Ho (Korea Republic) left footed shot from outdoors the field to the underside proper nook following a set piece state of affairs.
Cho Gue-Sung (Korea Republic) wins a free kick on the appropriate wing.
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