Brazil begins the “Hexa” mission with a triumph. Celicao beat Serbia 2-0 (0-0) in the opening match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Orlovi starts with Salzburg defender Strahinja Pavlovic and attacks Brazil early. It became dangerous for the first time in the 13th minute when Neymar took a corner kick straight into the goal, but goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic was not surprised.
Then both teams played an interesting game in which Brazil had better chances, but still lacked precision at the end.
Richarlison replaces Brazil
That changes suddenly in the second half.
Rafinha (46th) scratched a few seconds into the second half after Gudelí’s blunder to make it 1-0, but gave up on the Serbian goalkeeper. In the 60th minute, Alex Sandro hit the post with a powerful long-range shot.
Shortly thereafter, the South Americans finally took the lead: Vinicius Junior pulled in from the left, Milinkovic-Savic made a powerful save – but in front of the feet of Richarlison (63), who scored 1-0.
Dream goal to 2: 0
Brazil goes 2-0, Serbia plays dizzy. Vlahovic (70) almost shocked “Selekau” with a side kick, but Richarlison scored the second goal of the evening.
Vinicus Junior does the preliminary work again, this time with a cross. Richarlison (73 min) takes the ball perfectly with his chest, lies to the side (pictured) and smashes the ball into the net – a dream come true 2-0!
Casemiro (81) almost made it 3-0, but fell short on the crossbar. Teammate Fred (83) found his master in Milinkovic-Savic while Rodrygo (87) tapped just over the bar.
In the end, Brazil earned a deserved 2-0 victory to top Group G ahead of Switzerland.
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