Brazil Defended the Gold with a Victory

Brazil Defended the Gold with a Victory

The Brazilian Olympic team began today the defence of the gold medal obtained in Rio 2016 with a valuable victory against Germany, by 4 to 2, with three goals from forward Richarlison, who showed a great level and became the figure of the party.

In the group D match played at the Yokohama International Stadium, Richarlison, a member of the Copa América runner-up team, made the difference for Brazil with three goals in the first half-hour, at 7, 22 and 30 minutes, and At the end, Paulinho’s goal ruled the result in the fifth minute of injury time.

Before finishing the first stage of the expected premiere of the representative of Brazil, which is one of the main candidates to get the gold medal, Matheus Cunha missed a penalty that could have been 4-0 for Brazil, who played at a high level in the beginning.

Germany’s reaction came in the second half through Nadiem Amiri, at 12 minutes, and Ragnar Ache, at 39m when they were already playing with one less for the expulsion of Maximilian Arnold, at 18

In the reissue of the final of the Rio 2016 Games, Brazil, which had Dani Alves as its captain, had a promising start but had distractions in the second half and was only able to finish it off in injury time with a goal by Paulinho. .

In the previous match for the same area, the representative of the Ivory Coast was left with a valuable victory against selected Saudi Arabia by 2 to 1.

For group A, the surprise came from Mexico, who beat France 4 z -1 at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo.

The French team was reinforced by the experienced Florian Thauvin, World champion in Russia 2018, and André-Pierre Gignac, who converted the discount, from a penalty, had a weak presentation at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Local Japan beat the representative of South Africa 1-0 with a goal from Takefusa Kubo, who is one of the main figures in Asian football.

In group B, New Zealand accounted for South Korea, 1-0, and Romania’s representative beat Honduras, by the same score.

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