Like Ghana, Tunisia retreated deep into the squad to defend. However, this style of play cannot help the North African team prevent the Brazilian stars. Neymar and his teammates coordinated smoothly in both the center and the flanks and once again decided the game with 4 goals after only the first half. Raphinha, a Barcelona player, shines with 2 goals and 1 assist.
In the 11th minute, Casemiro made a long accurate pass to Raphinha’s position. In a position with his back to the goal, number 19 can still hit a dangerous header to open the score.
Seven minutes later, Tunisia had its first chance from a set piece and immediately equalized. Montassar Talbi’s header hit the net before Alisson Becker’s helplessness. However, this is also all that Tunisia has done against Brazil.
For the rest of the first half, Tite’s teachers and students continued to pressure the opponent with speed-ups in the middle. In the 19th minute, Raphinha again made an impression with a mid-range pass for Richarlison to cross the finish line, re-establishing the lead.
In the 29th minute, Neymar successfully kicked the penalty to increase the score to 3-1 after the situation let the ball touch the red shirt defender’s hand. 11 minutes later, Raphinha closed the sublime half of “Selecao” with a decisive shot, sending the ball back to the post, bouncing into the net from Richarlison’s cross.
Tunisia was three goals down and still had to play with 10 men from 42 minutes when Dylan Bronn received a red card directly after a rough tackle that sent Neymar rolling on the field.
Coach Jalel Kadri’s army lost its direction and could only suffer in the second half. Brazil holds the ball 69% and continuously bombards the opponent’s goal. In the 74th minute, the player born in 1997 Pedro took the opportunity from a messy situation in the penalty area to swing his foot to finish, setting a 5-1 victory for the team leading the FIFA rankings.
This victory closes Brazil’s preparations for the World Cup. They have won the last 7 matches, including the last 3 matches of the South American World Cup qualifiers. The remaining 4 matches are friendly against weak opponents. On November 25, Brazil will kick off the 2022 World Cup campaign with a match against Serbia.
Tuan Nguyen – Zing.vn | 05:30 September 28, 2022