Brazil scored the first four goals to beat South Korea and enter the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup.
Neymar Jr returned from injury to help Brazil beat South Korea 4-1, setting up a World Cup final clash against Croatia.
Four unanswered goals for Brazil in the first half at the Stadium 974 on Monday put the team on course for a sixth World Cup title.
And while the game settled down in the second half, it was neither sluggish nor sloppy, with the mighty South Korea fighting hard to get a consolation goal in the 76th minute.
If the game had been held at Education City, we would have had a football lesson. It wasn’t a game against an apparently weak opponent, it was a statement to the world.
It took just seven minutes for Brazil to break out, Raphael Raphinha taking the ball outside the box and running down the right, sending a pass to. Neymar. The number 10 of Paris Saint-Germain has been lowered with his trophy and tthe ball ended up at the feet of Vinicius Junior, in acres of space.
The Real Madrid star settled before putting Kim Seung-gyu’s right-hander into the South Korean goal.
Three minutes later, Richarlison was brought down by Jung Woo-young inside the box, and the referee pointed to the spot. Neymar, who reportedly flew his hairdresser to Qatar to dye his blond hair following previous victories in South Korea with a red bonce, was quick to flick it into the bottom right corner of the net. Brazil there are no ten minutes on the clock.
South Korea had their chance, Hwang Hee-chan, who scored the winner against Portugal, went far, but sent. the ball well over the bar. Moments later, Allison was forced to take cover on her left.
But Paolo Bento’s men were superior in all aspects of the game.
A stunning piece of skill in the 26th minute saw Richarlison dribble the ball in, making a three-pointer of his own as he eluded defenders on the edge of the South Korean box before breaking through, sparking a move that led to a rebound. the ex-Watford striker, who scored well while on the move and sent Brazil’s third.
Brazil will face Croatia in the quarterfinals at Education City on Friday.