Richarlison… take a bow because that was sensational.
The Brazil forward scored a truly magnificent, acrobatic, goal as his side made their mark on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The 25-year-old, who plays his club football for Tottenham, was the man of the moment as he scored two goals against Serbia in their opening group game.
The first was a tap in to put Brazil a goal ahead, but the second could not have been more different.
Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr crossed the ball in, with Richarlison’s first touch knocking it up in the air before acrobatically lashing it into the goal.
talkSPORT commentator Joe Shennan said: “What a goal, one of the greatest in World Cup history. Richarlison with the most acrobatic, spectacular overhead kick.”
It’s a statement that puts him in fine company alongside Diego Maradona, James Rodriguez and Dennis Bergkamp who all scored memorable goals in previous tournaments.
“It is a magic moment, a moment never to be forgotten. It was simply brilliant from Richarlison. Genius. That was truly magnificent.”
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talkSPORT co-commentator Dean Ashton added: “This is an absolute work of art and it’s Richarlison’s masterpiece… in the World Cup.
“He just flicks it up and produces the most outrageous, acrobatic overhead kick into the bottom corner. Wow! That is unbelievable.”
Richarlison was then mobbed by his teammates as they danced by the corner flag to seal a 2-0 win.
It was some World Cup debut for the Spurs ace as Brazil entered the tournament in some style, while training ground footage showed he has been perfecting the technique ahead of his debut on the world stage.
His two World Cup goals are now the same number as Ronaldinho managed.
Richarlison has been truly unstoppable for his country of late, scoring nine goals in his last seven games for his country.
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