The favorites for the supreme title have already been warned. For its first friendly match of this international break, Brazil convinced against Ghana by winning by a wide margin (3-0) at the Océane stadium in Le Havre. Marquinhos and Richarlison twice scored for the Seleção. With this success, Tite’s men are preparing for the World Cup in Qatar, which takes place in two months, in the best possible way. They will face Tunisia at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday in their last game before the start of the World Cup.
What you must remember
Very offensive and dominant, Tite’s men multiplied the chances, thanks to the good technical agreement between Neymar and Vinicius. And it is through this connection that the first Brazilian opportunity arrived, but Paqueta missed the target (7th). They were then rewarded with a header from Marquinhos, on a corner shot by Raphinha (9th).
Always very pleasant in the game, Brazil worsened the score on a first-line strike from Richarlison, well served by Neymar (28th). The new recruit from Tottenham then did it again on a set piece fired by the magician of PSG (40th). In the second period, Tite’s men managed their lead, even if they could be surprised by André Ayew, who hit the crossbar shortly before the hour mark (56th) and by the good entry of Inaki Williams , which honored his first selection with Ghana.
At PSG as in selection, the Brazilian playmaker appears above the fray. Very leggy, he took the game on his own, often combining with Vinicius on the left side. He even gratified the public at the Océane stadium in Le Havre with some nice technical gestures. And as in recent Ligue 1 outings, the Parisian was decisive in distributing two caviars to Richarlison to worsen the score.
If he didn’t come a little closer to Pelé’s goalscoring record (74 goals against 77), Neymar delivered a good score this Friday. And he could turn into a scorer against Tunisia on Tuesday to get closer to the three-time Brazilian world champion.
The number: 14
Undefeated in qualifying for the South American zone, Brazil remain on 14 consecutive games without defeat. The last setback for Thiago Silva’s teammates dates back to July 11, 2021 against Argentina (1-0).