Brazil coasted into the quarter-finals of the World Cup as an exuberant first-half efficiency helped them to a 4-1 win over South Korea on Monday night time.
Tite’s facet have been boosted by the return of Neymar – who suffered an ankle harm within the opening win over Serbia – and the 30-year-old introduced his return with a penalty that moved him one purpose behind Pele’s worldwide file of 77 (13), which doubled Brazil’s lead after Vinicius Junior’s cool opener (7).
Richarlison then netted his third purpose of the match after a number of the most beautiful build-up (29) and it was 4-0 earlier than the break when West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta guided in a shot to get in on the act (36).
However with the job already very a lot completed by the break, the momentum slowed after it. In consequence, South Korea didn’t let their heads drop they usually had a short second to rejoice when Seung-Ho Paik decreased the deficit with a thumping strike (76).
Unsurprisingly, it was not sufficient to encourage a comeback from Paulo Bento’s facet, who exit after having reached the knockout phases for the primary time since 2010
Brazil, in the meantime, advance to the final eight of the match, the place a conflict with Croatia awaits on Friday afternoon.
Extra to observe…
- Brazil head coach Tite reverted to a extra acquainted line-up following the shock 1-0 defeat to Cameroon on Friday, with Eder Militao the only survivor from that match. The headline information was that of Neymar’s return following an ankle harm suffered earlier in match.
- In the meantime, Min-Jae Kim and Hee-Chan Hwang began in Paulo Bento’s South Korea XI, changing Kyung-Received Kwon and Kang-In Lee.
Brazil’s potential path to the World Cup ultimate…
Quarter-finals – Friday December 9
Croatia vs Brazil – Kick-off 3pm
Semi-finals – Tuesday December 13
Netherlands or Argentina vs Croatia or Brazil – Kick-off 7pm
What does the consequence imply?
Brazil now advance to the World Cup quarter-finals, the place they are going to face Croatia for a spot within the semi-finals of the match on Friday.
Kick-off on the Training Metropolis Stadium will likely be at 3pm.