Brazil, the most successful team in the history of football, ran riot over South Korea. Last night, Brazil faced South Korea at Stadium 974 to play the round of 16. However, the Selecao just smashed the Asian team to secure a place in the quarterfinal.
As it happened
Brazil are among the favorites in this Qatar world cup. Last night, Brazil were boosted as their superstar Neymar Jr. returned to the playing XI after missing the clash against Cameroon due to injury. Danilo was also included in the starting lineup. However, Brazil boss Tite set up the team formation with 4-2-3-1. On the other side, South Korea’s manager played his team in a 4-4-2 formation.
Brazil were very aggressive from the beginning of the match. They tried to take the lead as soon as possible. Therefore, the Selecao didn’t have to wait much to score a goal. In the 7th minute, Brazil took the lead as Vinicius Junior with the help of Neymar.
Conceding an early goal, South Korea became very nervous. Their defense was a bit shaky in the first half. In the 10th minute, Richarlison was fouled inside Korea’s box. Therefore, Brazil got a penalty kick, and Neymar scored from it.
Brazil were playing like a champion. They highly pressed the Asian giant. Vinicius and Raphinha kept generating unbelievable speed in the front. Therefore, Brazil scored another one within nine minutes of their 2nd goal. This time, Richarlison found the net. Within five minutes, Brazil got their 4th goal as Lucas Paqueta found the net with the help of Vinicius Junior.
Returning from the break, Brazil’s boss made several changes to the squad. But the new players couldn’t play like the previous ones. So, South Korea became more organized. They tried to score a goal. Finally, the Korean got a goal as Paik Seung -ho scored for South Korea in the 76th minute. However, it couldn’t help South Korea to get something from the match. As a result, Brazil won the match by a great margin, and are heading to face Croatia in the quarterfinal.