At halftime of this Brazil-Serbia (0-0, 2-0 in the end), we readily recognize it: Richarlison was targeted as the weak link in the flamboyant attack of the Seleçao on paper (Neymar, Vinicius, Raphinha , and even Paqueta a step back). Because yes, our official Yacine Bammou look-alike had gone through the first period of his life in the World Cup like a ghost. Never found, the Tottenham striker felt the blows badly, like in the Premier League, where he is still chasing his first goal this season (despite 10 games played.
But suddenly, the executioner of OM in the Champions League woke up in the same way. First with a fox goal from the surfaces, after superb work from Neymar and Vinicius (1-0, 62nd). Then especially with a beautiful sequence nine minutes later, on a service from Vinicius.
The Brazilian striker then lifted the ball on his control, before chaining at breakneck speed an acrobatic scissor mystifying the Serbian giant Vanja Milinkovic-Savic (2.01 m). Delight in this cannon shot, which will undoubtedly remain one of the highlights of this World Cup. “This goal is magnificent, congratulations to him,” smiled former Lyonnais Lucas Paqueta at the end of the match on BeIN Sport. Thanks in particular to this stunt, the Seleçao is perfectly launched in Qatar (despite the possible injury of Neymar), in search of its first world title for twenty years.