Richarlison capped his first full start for Brazil by scoring twice as the South American giants thrashed El Salvador 5-0 at FedEx Field here on Tuesday.
The 21-year-old, who was signed by Premier League side Everton from Watford earlier this year for $52 million, a Premier two excellent strikes on 16 and 50 minutes to reward the faith shown in him by manager Tite.
El Salvador barely mustered a chance as Brazil, led by Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar who played the entire 90 minutes, put on an excellent performance in front of their adoring American based fans in the US capital. Brazil coach Tite named a strong side for the second match tour with the likes of Neymar, Douglas Costa, Philippe Coutinho all starting. Richardson, who made his debut as a substitute in the first match, started for the first time as was Barcelona midfielder Arthur. And after just two minutes, the five time world champions were ahead. It was a questionable decision by the referee -defender Roberto Dominguez was adjudged to have brought down Richardson in the area allowing Neymar to score his 59th goal for the Selecao. On 15 minutes, Tite’s side doubled their lead side doubled their lead thanks to a fantastic strike from Richardson.
(Neymar 4-pen, Richarlison 16, 50, Coutinho 30, Marquinhos 90)
El Salvador 0
United States 1
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