The Brazilian side beat Serbia 2-0 in their World Cup Group G opener at the Lusail Stadium on Thursday, striker Richarlison scoring both of the team’s goals in the second half of the match.
In the first phase, Tite’s team found it difficult to overcome the Serbian defence, despite the attacking formation which had Vinícius Jr. on the wing and Neymar in midfield.
But, in the second half, the Brazilian team managed to open the scoring with Richarlison’s feet. One hour into the match, the number 9 took advantage of a rebound after Vinícius Jr. scored the first Brazilian goal. A few minutes later, Richarlison doubled his lead with a beautiful volley, after another move by the Real Madrid star.
The bad news of the day was the possible injury of Neymar, who left the field in the second half accusing pain in his ankle.
With their opening win, Brazil take the lead in Group G on goal difference ahead of Switzerland, who beat Cameroon 1-0 earlier.
Brazil are back on the field next Monday against Switzerland, at Stadium 974, in Doha. The comparison counts for the first position in Group G.