Richarlison scored the goal of the tournament to double Brazil's lead in their World Cup opener against Serbia.
The Spurs striker broke the deadlock in the 62nd minute, showcasing his poacher qualities by stabbing home after Vanja Milinkovic-Savic could only parry Vinicius Jr's effort into his path.
Richarlison notched his second in the 73rd minute with a goal that epitomised the flair of Brazilian football. Vinicius laid on outrageous outside of the boot assist from the left and the Selecao's No.9 controlled the ball superbly.
With the ball spinning up in the air, he produced the most outrageous acrobatic effort that flew past Milinkovic-Savic and grew collective gasps inside the Lusail Stadium.
The ex Everton man is surely leading the race for the 2022 World Cup's best goal. However, he was not able to get his hat-trick after manager Tite elected to replace him for Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus.
GOAL! Brazil 2-0 Serbia (Richarlison) 🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/V7TKWu8MJQ— World Cup Updates (@wc22updates) November 24, 2022
Richarlison has nine goals in his last seven goals for Brazil and also boasts the same amount of World Cup goals as the legendary Ronaldinho, a man who he recently claimed he hopes to emulate when he retires from the game.
"I'm going to buy an island and be alone with a bunch of women, just like that picture of Ronaldinho," the 25-year-old told journalist Isa Pagliari during a chat with RonaldoTV, as per UOL.
"It's a joke, it's just imagination."
But he was also channelling his inner Ronaldo Nazario by performing the classic R9 finger wag celebration.
Brazil took a while to get in the groove in their opener but the five-time World Cup winners started with a win that sees them top Group G after the first matchday.
They are back action again on Monday against Switzerland, before taking on Cameroon on Friday 2 December.
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