It’s hard to be in Brazil’s shoes at a World Cup. You are asked to win and have fun. If the first is missing, it fails. If he does not accompany the triumph of magic, he betrays himself. He came out of the first rehearsal unscathed. He beat Serbia with authority, scored the championship goal and there was no relevant news in his area, that drain many tournaments have passed through. Stojkovic’s team lost order and strength in the second half. He started strong and finished on the brink of victory against a team in which Vinicius was at the center of all operations. Tite already knows he’s untouchable.
Serbia has a trap. There is a risk that he will take his temperature on the side of the record, which is well below his current moment. Because Now it bites even in the opponent’s field. So he went for this Brasil de Tite, which plans to make eleven of five violins sustainable (from back to front, Paqueta, Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius and Richarlison) and a single drum (Casemiro). Lots of brush and little brush. That is the greatness and misery of the canarinha: no one is forced to win anymore, no one is forced to shine anymore. And more than once he has died of virtuous drunkenness.
Serbia knew how to look for its weak points at the start. One of his three central defenders, Milenkovic, went for Vinicius, one of the few subversive players in the championship, and the team resisted the temptation to back down, though it later did, more out of necessity than conviction. It was a plan that required a lot of work and impeccable physical condition. The one that Kostic and Vlahovic didn’t have, two of their guns, who arrived in Qatar with pins. Without them, he joined the resistance and hoped that victory would literally fall from the sky with Mitrovic nodding to a satellite.
Raphinha, without pointing
So for much of the first half the vigilantes were able to stop the attackers. Neymar was looking for the Olympic goal and Casemiro did it from more than twenty meters. Getting closer to Rajkovic was almost impossible. Vinicius was close, after a vertical pass from Thiago Silva, but the youngest of the Milinkovic-Savic, accidentally from Ourense, arrived a tenth earlier.
As the minutes passed, it became more difficult for Serbia to hold on to the wall, even in its center, the most fortified part of its rear. Neymar and Raphinha made a hole, although the shot was unsuccessful. especially the case of the blaugrana, who, in an enviable position, lost his advantage with a shudder without strength or placement. Milenkovic also worked a ball away from Vinicius at the buzzer. In any case, Brazil’s expenses were well above their actual scoring chances. The case depended on Neymar more than any other and he couldn’t find his way out of that labyrinth.
A piece of art
However, Brazil always has one march left. And he put it in the second half, when the Serbian legs started to waver. Tite’s team found the flanks and got closer to the goal: Raphinha lost a one-on-one, Neymar speared a volley badly, Alex Sandro sent a boot to the post and finally Richarlison put the canarinha ahead by taking advantage of a rebound from the Serbian goalkeeper after a shot from Vinicius.
It was only then that Dragan Stojkovic came to the conclusion that It is always better to have goalscorers than not to have them. and he swerved into his eleven. Two points came in, Lakovic and Vlahovic, and reformulated the drawing. A drift towards 4-3-3 and a team with a more mountainous profile. In two corners he came close to tying the score. When the ball flew, Brazil trembled. that tension It wasn’t until Richarlison scored the World Cup goal or several World Cup goals. Vinicius put a ball in the penalty area and the Brazilian striker lifted the ball with his left foot and hit it with his right foot in sublime acrobatics.
Serbia surrendered there, what with a reformed team for the comeback, he was on the verge of a beating. Their goalkeeper had a heroic end, a fact that explains Brazil’s superiority. In the open field, the Balkans were easy prey. Casemiro sent a very precise wire to the crossbar, Fred increased Milinkovic-Savic’s earnings and even Rodrygo had third. Happiness was not complete. Neymar left with a worrying sprained ankle. A problem for which, given your company, there is a solution.
N. Radonjic (56′, A. Zivkovic), I. Ilic (56′, N. Gudelj), D. Vlahovic (65′, F. Mladenovic), D. Lazovic (65′, S. Lukic), Fred (74′, L. Paqueta), Rodrygo (75′, Vinicius Jr.), gabriel jesus (78′, Richarlison), Anthony (79′, Neymar), N. Maksimovic (82′, A. Mitrovic), Martinelli (86′, Raphinha)
1-0, 61′: rich carlison2-0, 72′: rich carlison
Referee: Alireza Faghani
Arbitro VAR: Abdulla Ali Al Marri, Muhammad Taqi Al-Jaafari Bin Jahari
Strahinja Pavlovic (6′,Yellow) Gudelj (48′,Yellow) Now Lucic (63′,Yellow)