Brazil – South_Korea – Played on 12/05/2022
The Brazilian national team flexed its muscles against its South Korean counterpart, and achieved a wide victory (4-1), in the match that brought them together today, Monday, at Stadium 974, as part of the World Cup final price competition.
Vinicius Junior scored the first goal (7), then Neymar da Silva from the penalty mark (13), Richarlison (29), and Lucas Paqueta (36), while Baek Song Ho scored Korea’s only goal in the minute (76).
With this victory, Brazil qualified for the quarter-finals to set a date with Croatia, which won a penalty shootout against Japan, while the Korean team bid farewell to the tournament.
Samba entered the atmosphere of the match quickly, and in the seventh minute, Vinicius Junior scored the first goal of the match after an excellent individual effort from Rafinha on the right wing, who dodged Hwang, the Korean player, and penetrated into the area to pass a cross that passed in front of everyone to the other side and found Vinicius, who fired it into the net.
The referee of the match awarded a penalty kick to Brazil after Richarlison fell inside the area, after Hwan Kim tried to distract the ball to hit the foot of the samba striker, so the referee blew his whistle, counting a penalty kick, Neymar fired it to the left of the goalkeeper into the net in the 13th minute.
The Korean team almost reduced the score in the 17th minute, after Hwang Hee-chan fired a missile from outside the penalty area, which Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson shone and pushed it with his fingertips into a corner.
And among more than wonderful phrases in the 29th minute, Richarlison increased his country’s goals after several distinguished passes between the feet of the samba players, starting with a pass from Richarlison to Pakita, who passed it from one touch to Thiago Silva, who advanced more in front of the Korea region, to pass it to Richarlison in depth. The Korean defense is unique and hits the net.
In the 36th minute, Paqueta scored the fourth goal. From Neymar’s pass to Vinicius on the left, Juniors penetrated and passed a cross, which Paqueta followed with a one-touch shot.
Paqueta missed the opportunity to score the fifth goal in the first minute of stoppage time in the first half, after he got a pass from Rafinha on the right side inside the area, to hit a weak ball that was blocked by goalkeeper Seong-gyu.
And in the 45 + 4 minute, Richarlison missed a new opportunity after he penetrated well from the right into the area, and aimed a ball that was blocked by the goalkeeper so that it bounced and Neymar followed it higher than the goal.
Just seconds after the start of the second half, Son almost reduced the score for the Korea national team, after he got the ball well in front of Marquinhos to become completely facing the goal and fire a shot that would have been on its way to the net had it not been for hitting goalkeeper Alisson’s shoulder and passing next to the left post for a corner.
Kim Seong, the Korean goalkeeper, shone and prevented Samba from scoring a fifth goal after Rafinha penetrated from the left side into the penalty area, firing a left shot, but Seong pushed it away with his fingertips away from his goal.
And again, the Korea goalkeeper continued his brilliance, and saved a new opportunity in the 62nd minute from Rafinha, who received a pass from Neymar, dodged the defender, and fired a shot with his right foot, but Seong turned it away for a corner.
And in the 68th minute, Alisson saved a clear opportunity after a cross that passed everyone to find Hwang Hee-chan, who fired a missile shot which Alisson shone to clear it from his own goal.
And the Korean team succeeded in reducing the score in the 76th minute through Song Ho, who participated as a substitute in the second half. From a free kick that was carried out inside the area, the Brazilian defense dispersed it to reach Song, who fired a missile from outside the area that inhabited the left of goalkeeper Alisson.
Two minutes later, Allison saved Korea’s second goal after a long ball deep in the Brazilian defense. Cho singled it out and fired a shot that Allison sent to a corner, but the referee indicated that there was an offside situation on the attacker.
And from a cross from the left from Martinelli to the far right, Dani Alves almost scored a beautiful goal in the 89th minute, after he met the cross with a scissor shot on the bird, but it hit Hong’s defender and went out for a corner, to end the match with Brazil’s victory 4-1.