Brazil faced off against South Korea at Stadium 974 earlier today as they hoped to secure a good result in the knockout stages of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Brazilians made an excellent start to the game and got their noses ahead in the seventh minute courtesy of Vinicius Junior’s goal. Neymar Jr. doubled Brazil’s advantage just six minutes later from the penalty spot before Richarlison made it 3-0 to the South American nation in the 29th minute. Lucas Paqueta scored another goal just seven minutes later as Brazil cruised to a 4-0 lead at half-time.
Paik Seung-ho got a goal back for the South Koreans in the 76th minute with a great strike from long range. However, Brazil ended up cruising to a 4-1 win in Qatar.
Let’s take a look at how each Brazil player fared during the match against South Korea.
GK: Alisson Becker – 7/10
The Brazilian keeper made a few crucial saves at the back but couldn’t do much about Seung-ho’s excellent strike in the second half.
RB: Eder Militao – 7/10
He made a couple of important defensive contributions and was tidy with his passing.
CB: Marquinhos – 6.5/10
Marquinhos was solid at the back for most of the game but will be disappointed for not keeping a clean sheet.
CB: Thiago Silva – 7/10
He earned the ball back twice and picked up an assist for setting up Richarlion’s goal.
LB: Danilo – 6.5/10
He did what was required of him at the back but offered very little going forward.
CM: Lucas Paqueta – 8/10
Paqueta did his fair share of defending and scored with a tidy finish in the 36th minute.
CM: Casemiro – 7/10
He anchored the midfield with conviction but struggled to influence the game in the final third.
RW: Raphinha – 8/10
Raphinha came back to defend when needed and was a constant menace in the opponent’s half.
CAM: Neymar Jr. – 7.5/10
He caused a few headaches for the opposition defenders and has got a goal and an assist to show for his efforts.
LW: Vinicius Junior – 8/10
He was a real threat down the left flank in the first half and opened the goal-scoring in the seventh minute with a classy finish. Vinicius has also got an assist to his name.
ST: Richarlison – 8/10
Richarlison gave a good account of himself in the final third and got his name on the scoresheet with a decent finish near the half-hour mark.
RB: Dani Alves – 6/10
He had a couple of strikes at goal.
CB: Bremer – 6/10
Bremer kept things solid at the back.
LW: Gabriel Martinelli – 6/10
Martinelli engineered one good chance in the final third.
GK: Weverton – 6/10
He didn’t do much wrong in goal for Brazil.
ST: Rodrygo – 6/10
Rodrygo engineered one decent chance after coming off the bench.