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Brazil 2 Serbia 0 – WC LIVE RESULTS: Richarlison with both goals as incredible acrobatic volley seals victory

Brazil 2 Serbia 0 – WC LIVE RESULTS: Richarlison with both goals as incredible acrobatic volley seals victory

BRAZIL won the World Cup clash with Serbia thanks to two second-half goals from Richarlison.

The Brazilians dominated throughout but struggled to make a dent in their European opponents until Richarlison took care of Vincius Jr’s saved effort.

And Richarlison doubled his side’s lead minutes later with an incredibly acrobatic effort, finishing off three vital points.

  • RESULT: Brazil 2-0 Serbia
  • Brazil XI: Alisson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Sandro; Casemiro, Paqueta; Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius; Richarlison
  • Serbia XI: Vanja; Veljkovic, Milenkovic, Pavlovic; Zivkovic, Lukic, Gudelj, Mladenovic; Milinkovic-Savic, Tadic; Mitrovic

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  • FT: Brazil 2-0 Serbia

    The referee ends the match.

    Assignments carried out for Brazil.

    Three points was all the goal was for tonight.

  • Brazil 2-0 Serbia

    90+6. Vlahovic hits the ground again.

    He’s been like Mr Glass from Unbreakable since he arrived.

    Gabriel Jesus always has an expression on his face as if he has seen his girlfriend with another guy.

  • Brazil 2-0 Serbia

    90+4. We’re just going through the motions here now.

    There is a better chance of reunification of Yugoslavia than seeing three Serbian goals in the next three minutes.

    Job done for Tite’s Brasil site.

  • Brazil 2-0 Serbia

    90+2. Serbia with a rare counter attack.

    The ball is swung into the box and Alisson comes after it through a sea of ​​players, but cannot hit it.

    Serbia can’t make the keeper pay.

    Credit: PA
  • Brazil 2-0 Serbia

    90. Brazil pass and move, causing Serbia to chase shadows.

    Every pass to a yellow shirt is met with cheers from the crowd.

    We will have seven additional minutes for the breaks we have not had at all in this second half.

  • Brazil 2-0 Serbia

    88. Martinelli immediately gets going and runs to the touchline and tries to cut the ball back to Antony in the box.

    Serbia manage to cut the ball out with a final push tackle.

    Brazil still seem hungry for more goals.

  • Brazil 2-0 Serbia

    86. Well, if the result ends as it is, the talk of the night will be the sublime end to Richarlison’s second goal.

    Real Brazilian nonsense to finish.

    Serbia looks like Derek Chisora ​​​​in round 8 of most of his fights.

    You start thinking to yourself….someone should stop this.

  • Brazil 2-0 Serbia

    84. Mitrovic comes off for Serbia as they look to rest him as he has struggled with an ankle injury.

    This game is almost over for Serbia now.

    They probably didn’t come into this game realistically expecting to get three points from the game.

    Brazil have looked a different team in this second half.

  • Brazil 2-0 Serbia – Casemiro chance

    82. The ball runs into the path of Casemiro outside the box.

    He looks to pass one into the top corner only to see the ball thunder back off the crossbar.

    Serbia has some tired legs now and the South Americans are taking advantage of this.

    Credit: Reuters
  • Brazil 2-0 Serbia

    80. Incredibly, Gabriel Jesus has scored one goal in his last 17 appearances for his country.

    Nice to see him take club form into international duties.

    Antony comes on for Neymar.

  • Brazil 2-0 Serbia

    78. Rodrygo now plays down the left after coming on for Vinicius Junior, whose job for the evening was done with two assists.

    Nothing changes as the winger looks to run at the Serbian back line.

    Richarlison leaves for Gabriel Jesus.

  • Brazil 2-0 Serbia

    76. We are sure to see that goal several times.

    Such an instinctive finish by the Tottenham man.

    The second goal seems to have knocked the wind out of Serbia.

  • Brazil 2-0 Serbia

    74. What a goal by Richarlison!

    Vinicius Junior finds him in the box, his first touch sends the ball into the air, where he spins and volleys the ball into the back of the net.

    This guy seems like another player in a Brazilian shirt.

    Credit: Getty
  • Goal – Richarlison (Brazil)

  • Brazil 1-0 Serbia

    72. Brazil may lose some of their ‘fear factor’ with this performance tonight.

    It hasn’t been the total football we expected to see.

    There is no doubting the talent in the squad, but it appears to be underutilized in this opening game.

  • Brazil 1-0 Serbia

    70. Serbia need to try to attack more if they want to get something out of this game now.

    At times they seemed content to take the draw.

    Richarlison’s goal has changed all that now.

  • Brazil 1-0 Serbia

    68. When Serbia pushes forward it gives Brazil the chance to counter.

    The ball is with Neymar as he runs through with a player overload.

    He looks to feed Vinicius Junior who looks to shoot but he hits the ball against the uprights and it goes harmlessly wide.

  • Brazil 1-0 Serbia

    66. The goal has woken up the South American fans.

    We thought we were heading for the tournament’s fifth 0-0 draw.

    Serbia bring on Vlahovic and Lazovic to try and find a goal.

    Credit: Getty
  • Brazil 1-0 Serbia

    64. Neymar takes the ball into the box, tries to find an angle to shoot himself.

    Vinicius Junior takes it off him and whips a shot towards goal with his right foot.

    Milinkovic-Savic saves well but Richarlison is there to grab the rebound for Tite’s side.

  • Goal – Richarlison (Brazil)

  • Brazil 0-0 Serbia

    62. Brazil tries to step up a gear.

    They just can’t seem to find the last pass.

    You can see when they attack at pace it seems like their best chance to unlock this solid Serbian defensive line.

  • Brazil 0-0 Serbia

    60. Tadic is forced to foul Neymar as he looks to slip past the Serbian midfield and defence.

    Sandro shoots from distance, Milinkovic-Savic well struck, the ball thunders back off the post.

    Serbia are relieved to see the ball hacked free.

  • Brazil 0-0 Serbia

    58. Radonjic and Ilic come on for Serbia.

    Some fresh legs for Stojkovic’s side.

    Tadic does well down the left and flicks a ball into the box which Brazil are forced to head behind for a corner.

    Credit: Getty
  • Brazil 0-0 Serbia – Neymar chance

    56. Vinicius Junior receives the ball on the left side.

    He sees Neymar ghosting into the box.

    Finding him perfectly, the PSG man shoots well wide.

    What a chance.

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