FT: Brazil 5:1 Tunisia; Watch full world cup friendlies Highlights as Neymar Jr, Raphinha and Richarlison shine above Eden Hazard and Lionel Messi
Rampant Brazil rolled past 10-man Tunisia 5-1 in a friendly on Tuesday with Raphinha scoring twice and setting up another goal in their last game before the World Cup.
It was another dominant performance by the South American giants, who beat Ghana 3-0 on Friday, giving their fans plenty of reasons to be excited by their young team heading into Qatar where they will bid for a record-extending sixth world title.
Raphinha opened the scoring in the 11th minute with a brilliant header from the edge of the area over goalkeeper Aymen Dahmen. However, Tunisia equalised seven minutes later with an opportunistic header by Montassar Talbi from a free kick.
Brazil were back in front a minute later though when Raphinha found Richarlison ghosting behind the defence and the striker fired a low shot between the keeper’s legs.
Full match highlights and goal
Brazil 1:0 Tunisia; Brazil first goal
Brazil 1:1 Tunisia, A great heading to equalise for Tunisia
Brazil 2:1 Tunisia, Brilliant goal by Brazil to secure lead again
Brazil 3:1 Tunisia; Brilliant Penalty kick by Neymar Jr to maintain Brazil lead against Tunisia
Brazil 4:1 Tunisia, Another great goal for Brazil
A foul on former Barcelona and PSG forward, Neymar Jr
Brazil 5:1 Tunisia; Brazil sealed the victory Tonight with great performance
Brazil extended their lead through a Neymar penalty in the 29th minute after Aissa Laidouni held Casemiro back.
Raphinha scored his second with a precise low shot from the edge of the area in the 40th after a lightning counter-attack.
Two minutes later, Tunisia defender Dylan Bronn received a straight red card for a foul on Neymar.
Flamengo forward Pedro, the biggest sensation in the Brazilian league this season, came on and netted the fifth with a superb first-time shot from the edge of the box in the 74th.