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Richarlison brace fires Brazil to 5-0 triumph

14 September, 2018, 16:42 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
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Richarlison, whose £40million summer move from Watford to Everton raised eyebrows over the price tag, has started the season well with three goals in as many matches for his new club in addition to his double on worldwide duty.

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar and FC Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho were on target in Brazil's 5-0 win in an worldwide friendly, while a Lionel Messi-less Argentina were held to a scoreless draw on Wednesday morning.

"I am delighted to get two goals and for the chance that coach Tite gave me", he said.

Neymar also paid tribute to Everton forward Richarlison, who scored twice on his full debut for the senior side against El Salvador.

Phillipe Coutinho made it 3-0 before the Everton attacker grabbed another after the break, pouncing onto a loose ball to rifle home a low shot from inside the box.

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Argentina and Colombia drew 0-0 in a friendly in New Jersey Tuesday in a game that did little to cheer fans of either side hoping for a boost after disappointing World Cup showings.

Neymar had put Brazil ahead in Washington, scoring an early penalty to open the floodgates for a thumping victory.

The South Americans had last week defeated the United States 2-0 and followed it up with a dominant performance where Neymar got the scoring underway from the penalty spot on just four minutes. "I have to work hard at my club to come back more often".

Brazil next plays Saudi Arabia on October 12 ahead of facing Argentina on October 16, in friendly matches.

'I think we did what we set out to do, ' interim coach Lionel Scaloni said.

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