Brazil vs South Korea: Brazil defeat South Korea 4-1 in the round of 16 match and qualify for quarterfinals. The former world cup winners scored 4 goals in the 1st half. Korea managed to score a solitary goal in the final 10 minutes of the game.
Neymar returned to the starting lineup after missing two games in the group stage due to the ankle injury that he suffered in Brazil’s opening game. Vinicius Jr makes scored the 1st goal of the match at the 7th minute assisted by Neymar. Neymar then got a chance to double the lead in the form of a penalty kick in the 13th minute.
Brazil were on the attack for most part of the game, they created many chances and capitalized on the defensive errors from South Korea. Richarlison scored the 3rd goal for Brazil in the 29th minute as Brazil took a commanding 3-0 lead.
Lucas Paqueta scored the 4th goal for Brazil in the 36th minute assisted by Vinicius Junior. Brazil’s Goal Keeper Alison Becker saved two goals one diving towards the right corner and another one diving towards his left side by stretching his hand out.
At Half time Brazil had a commanding 4-0 lead and confirmed their place in the quarterfinals. Korea scored a goal in the 2nd half. Paik Seung Ho coming in as a substitute smashed a left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom of right corner. Heung Min Sun failed to score for Korea on the grandest stages as the Asian giants are now knocked out of the World cup.
Vinicius Junior – Goal (Raphinha assist) – 7th minute
Neymar (Penalty Goal ) – 13th minute
Richarlison – Goal (Thiago Silva assist) – 29th minute
Paqueta – Goal (Vinicius Jr assist) – 37th minute
Korea – Paik Seung Ho – Goal – 76th minute.
Brazil vs South Korea Player of the Match
Neymar Jr was named as the player of the match for his penalty goal and an assist to Vinicius Jr. Neymar has played a key role in Brazil’s victory over South Korea.