Both these countries have the most robust youth systems in the world in which the likes of Neymar, Boateng, Ozil so this was a very enticing encounter. Richarlison is turning out to be a useful striker for the Brazilians , his hat trick inspiring his team to a fairly comfy 4-2 win. Those who watch him at Everton know that he doesn’t play down the middle and is restricted to the wing, maybe the coming in of Benitez as coach will change that. We were essentially picking off where the Games left off as this was the repeat of the 2016 Rio Games final. Players to watch for Germany were Max Kruse a highly rated Union Berlin forward who is one of the three overage players in the German Squad. Interesting let off for Germany as early as the 4th minute, one might say keeper Mueller was fortunate to see the ball ricochet over the bar, some might say that is a great piece of goalkeeping. Cunha cursing his luck there. But the early pressure paying off for Brazil with Richarlison scoring after a parry by the German keeper, slow reaction from the German defense.
Attacking wise it was all yellow jerseys in that first half in no time it was 3-0 after 30 minutes with Richarlison adding the two goals. The first I got to say was school ground kind of stuff from the German number 4 Uduokhai, defending a cross 101 says always be in front of the attacker. When the Germans did get space in the Brazilian box the shot was usually tame and easy pickings for Brazilian keeper Santos. Nice to see veteran Dani Alves making a comeback in international soccer after a long time, he had a hand in winning Brazil the penalty(HANDBALL BY HENRICHS which was well saved in the end by Mueller from Cunha. Well Germany has traditionally had excellent goalies looks like that culture is continuing unabated.
Whatever they ate or were told by their coach worked for the Germans in the second half as they had more bite and hunger upfront. From praising a goalkeeper to savaging another, Santos conceded a very bad goal there when Germany scored their first from Amiri.Everything from the diving technique to the handling(he was flapping at the ball which was not cool) was all wrong dude. Brazil became nervous when Ache headed in the second for Germany(Love the diversity in the German Squad, more love and kudos to them). As in the Richarlison second goal, more bad defending from crosses. The matter was settled by German Based Brazilian player Paulinho in injury time, German caught cold on the counter whilst going for the equalizer. Brazil top Group D with Cote D’Ivoire from Africa who beat Saudi Arabia in the other match.