Richarlison on target in Brazil victory

Wednesday, 14 October, 2020 52comments  |  Jump to last

Richarlison and James Rodriguez were in action for their countries tonight as Brazil beat Peru 4-2 and Colombia forced a 2-2 draw in Chile in World Cup qualifying.

Richarlison scored his country's second goal after being been named by Tite in the starting XI for the Seleçao's second CONMEBOL group game that followed their 5-0 win over Bolivia on Friday.

Brazil fell behind to Andrè Carillo's impressive early opener but were level before half an hour had elapsed as Neymar scored from the spot.

Richarlison then set the PSG star up for his second but the goal was ruled out by the Video Assistant Referee for offside against the Everton man.

Peru retook the lead with a quarter of an hour gone in the second half when Renato Tapia's first-time shot from the edge of the area took a heavy deflection off Weverton that wrong-footed the Brazil goalkeeper and rolled past him.

Brazil hit back, however, when Roberto Firmino was picked out at the back post by a deep cross and his header back across goal was knocked over the line by Richarlison. Another long VAR check determined that Richarlison was onside and the goal stood.

Then, with 11 minutes to go, Brazil countered. Richarlison was clattered as he knocked it forward near the halfway line and when the ball was crossed in for Neymar, he was adjudged to have been fouled in front of goal, the referee awarding another penalty.

Neymar stepped up again and stutter-stepped his way to stroking the ball into the same corner as before to make it 3-2.

Richarlison was down again five minutes from the end when he was caught across the face by a raised elbow and a VAR check turned a yellow card for Carlos Zambrano into a red.

Neymar made the game safe in stoppage time when Weverton's deflected effort came back off the post and then he put the rebound in. Richarlison could have made it five immediately afterwards when he was put in one-on-one with the goalie but he overran the ball and the chance was lost.

Meanwhile, James Rodriguez was in Colombia's side as they faced Chile in Santiago but there was no Yerry Mina in the line-up, the defender dropped as a precaution after feeling "discomfort" in his thigh during training.

Jefferson Lerma headed Colombia into a seventh-minute lead but the hosts equalised after a lengthy check by VAR and the referee of the monitor when it was decided that Arturo Vidal was fouled in the box and a penalty was awarded, which the midfielder successfully converted himself.

Chile then turned the match on its head shortly afterwards when Alexis Sanchez stole in at the far post, beat the keeper to the ball and prodded it home.

James ended up in the book for catching Sanchez on the leg with a late boot just before the break and with seven minutes gone in the second half, he had a decent sight of goal from 20 yards but curled his shot into the goalkeeper's arms.

Colombia pressed continuously in search of a second goal and had one chalked off for a foul in a melée following one of Rodriguez's corners and Murillo headed narrowly wide in the dying stages off another.

The equaliser they had been threatening arrived in the 90th minute, though. James's initial cross was repelled but when a blocked attempt fell to Juan Cuadrado, he fired it low towards goal and substitute Radamel Falcao turned it in.

Elsewhere, Alex Iwobi played the full 90 minutes as Nigeria and Tunisia played out a 1-1 draw and Ben Godfrey was also employed for the whole game by England U21s who beat Turkey in a European U21 Championship qualifier.

 

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Mike Gaynes
1 Posted 14/10/2020 at 00:51:32
Both games are being televised in the US -- on pay-per-view. Only $40. Really. $40.

Jay Wood
[BRZ]

2 Posted 14/10/2020 at 01:03:08

This game kicking off now 30 minutes in front of the Chile v Colombia game.

As and when I get a good stream for that game, I'll post it here also.

Good news that Richarlison is fit enough to start. Less good news that he is playing at all.

Mike Gaynes
3 Posted 14/10/2020 at 01:03:58
Thank you, Jay. Clicking in now.

And what a goal by Peru.

Jay Wood
[BRZ]

4 Posted 14/10/2020 at 01:09:52
Five minutes. Stonking finish from edge of the area.

Peru 1 Brazil 0.

Mike Gaynes
5 Posted 14/10/2020 at 01:12:33
And I learn a new word. Stonking?!?!?!?
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

6 Posted 14/10/2020 at 01:14:15
Something with a 'WOW!' factor, Mike...
Mike Gaynes
7 Posted 14/10/2020 at 01:16:16
I think, if I tell my wife she's "stonking", I'll be sleeping outside in the van.
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

8 Posted 14/10/2020 at 01:17:14
Brilliant ball over the top for Richarlison to head into the path of Firmino for a tap in. Saved! Gotta score that.

Dominic would!

Jay Wood
[BRZ]

9 Posted 14/10/2020 at 01:19:15
'I think if I tell my wife she's "stonking" I'll be sleeping outside in the van.'

Most definitely applied in various forms to talk favourably about the fairer sex...

Mike Gaynes
10 Posted 14/10/2020 at 01:24:00
I'll take your word for it. I have no intention of trying it out on her. I'm usually in enough trouble as it is.
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

11 Posted 14/10/2020 at 01:31:55
Brazil, definite penalty, big chunk of Neymar's shirt. Calmly rolled into the net by Neymar. 1-1.
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

12 Posted 14/10/2020 at 01:34:42

James captain, no Mina.

And Richarlisob just flagged offside having run clear of the Peru defence and set up Neymar for a lucky second, ruled out. Still 1-1.

Lyndon Lloyd
13 Posted 14/10/2020 at 01:39:39
You had different text on your clipboard when you created that second link, Jay.
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

14 Posted 14/10/2020 at 01:43:22
First blood for Colombia in Chile just 7 minutes in.
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

18 Posted 14/10/2020 at 02:12:57
Generous penalty given to Chile 10 minutes before half-time. Long time looking at VAR to give it.

Vidal buries it 1-1.

And Brazil start the second half. Richarlison playing well.

Jay Wood
[BRZ]

20 Posted 14/10/2020 at 02:18:10
Dreadful mix up at the heart of Colombia's defence and weak goalkeeping letting in Sanchez for Chile to turn the game around just before half-time. Chile 2 Colombia 1.
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

21 Posted 14/10/2020 at 02:24:45
Peru 2 Brazil 1. Lucky deflection wrong-footing the keeper.
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

22 Posted 14/10/2020 at 02:36:01
If anyone is watching these games you have seen examples of the extremely ponderous VAR reviews which seem typical of South America.

It took 5 minutes to confirm Richarlison's equaliser for Brazil, stealing the goal from Firmino's header right on the line.

Jay Wood
[BRZ]

23 Posted 14/10/2020 at 02:56:09
Absolutely brilliant play by Richarlison to help set up a second penalty of the game for Brazil.

Corner to Peru. Richarliso on defensive duties heads clear at the near post. He vigorously chases his own clearance to the edge of the area and gets in a clearing kick to the half-way line.

He again chases his own clearance and out-muscles the Peru defender on the ball and instantly plays a brilliant crossfield pass from inside the centre circle, setting away Everton Ribeiro for a run into the penalty area. He pulls the ball back and the in-running forward is fouled. Penalty Brazil. Neymar repeats his first penalty trick. Peru 2 Brazil 3.

I was more anxious for Richarlison who was clattered back on the half-way line after playing in Ribeiro, but he was fine.

Less fine was the forearm smash to the face Richarlison took 5 minutes from time. Ref overturned the yellow card he showed the Peruvian on VAR review and gave him a straight red.

Richarlisn was fine. He has been outstanding tonight.

Barry McNally
24 Posted 14/10/2020 at 03:42:04
Jay, thanks for updates.
Jay Harris
25 Posted 14/10/2020 at 04:11:47
But Mike, if you told her she was stonking hot, you would have a different outcome.

Yerry out with a potential calf injury does not bode well for the derby. Neither does Maureen's games over Harry Kane, so expect Calvert-Lewin to have another outing tomorrow.

Thanks to Jay for the feedback on the South American games.

Jay Wood
[BRZ]

26 Posted 14/10/2020 at 04:27:41
Late round up on the games.

Neymar added a 4th to complete his hat trick for a 4-2 win. In doing so, he surpasses Ronaldo's goal tally for Brazil and is 2nd only to Pele in goals scored for Brazil.

Colombia got a 2-2 draw thanks to a predatory goal by sub Falcao in injury time.

James played the full 90 minutes with no scares. Richarlison also played the full game. Took some whacks but looked very, very good.

Ajay Gopal
27 Posted 14/10/2020 at 06:44:00
Assuming our South American boys fly out Wednesday morning from their respective countries, they probably arrive into Liverpool Thursday morning 1st half. Similarly our Nigerian and the English senior players after today's game against Denmark.

Also, Godfrey and Davies (not so much) were quite involved on U-21 duties. I am sure it is the same for Liverpool's players also, but we may have a less than energetic derby on Saturday noon. Some of them would have played 10 games since September! That is a pretty heavy workload.

Hopefully Allan and Gomes are fully recovered. Any new about Coleman?

Derek Knox
28 Posted 14/10/2020 at 07:13:14
'A stonking pair of tits' — not you, Jay and Mike G!

I'm just endorsing what Jay said before Mike, and giving an example. Surprised you've never heard that word before, probably a slang type word but recognised by the OED nevertheless. Can't recall it in any of Shakespeare's works either. :-)

Christy Ring
29 Posted 14/10/2020 at 08:09:15
Mina didn't play because of a thigh strain, worrying for Saturday... he always seems to pick up injuries on International games.
Dave Abrahams
30 Posted 14/10/2020 at 09:28:52
Christy (29),

A blessing in disguise. Ben Godfrey will play, he'll look after Keane at the same time, no worries there!!

Pete Williams
31 Posted 14/10/2020 at 09:32:14
Might be Godfrey in for Mina and Davies at right back! I hope I'm wrong, but thankfully Godfrey has got some competitive game time under his belt. My fingers are very much crossed for Seamus and Yerry. At least we'll have a fully fit Richarlison to call on who will be really up for it.
Derek Knox
32 Posted 14/10/2020 at 09:57:30
Dave & Pete, I watched the game last night and, as Dave has already said, I would have no qualms about Ben Godfrey's baptism if Mina is injured. He commanded an authority, and looked assured in the last third against a sometimes plucky Turkish U-21 side.
Pete Williams
33 Posted 14/10/2020 at 11:22:34
Derek, thanks for the info on Godfrey. It's reassuring to know he looked good and should be a reasonable sub if needed. Just hoping it's not both Yerry and Seamus missing as it would be really unfortunate to have both RBs and three CBs out for Saturday. Normally you'd feel safe with four full backs and and five centre halves in the squad, but this intense start to the season with almost no pre season means normal might not be good enough. I wonder if Leighton fancies a game?
Derek Knox
34 Posted 14/10/2020 at 11:30:44
Pete, not sure where this concern for Seamus has come from, I haven't heard of him being injured on International Duty, besides surely JJK being still with us, would be a natural deputy should Seamus indeed be out.

Would only use Tom Davies in extreme emergency in midfield, but at right back that would have to be dire straits surely.

Andrew Keatley
35 Posted 14/10/2020 at 11:39:10
Richarlison is fast becoming an invaluable player for Brazil. His development over the last two and a bit years has wildly exceeded my expectations. What I really appreciate about him is his appetite for taking risks and creating problems for defenders. With footballers and managers becoming increasingly cautious, and slow-build possession football being the order of the day, players whose initial primal instinct is to go at the defence are becoming thinner and thinner on the ground. In Richarlison we have such a rarity.
Marc Hints
36 Posted 14/10/2020 at 12:02:51
Just watched Carlo on Everton TV, Coleman, Allan and Gomes fit for Saturday. Even mentioned that Gbamin will be fit end of next month. Mina being assessed when he gets back to Finch Farm
Dave Abrahams
37 Posted 14/10/2020 at 12:39:34
Jay (26),and previous posts, thanks for keeping us informed about our South American players, hope they all arrive home safe and sound and ready to play in the Derby and contribute to a good win.
Dennis Stevens
38 Posted 14/10/2020 at 12:44:29
Thanks for the update, Marc. That's good news.
Brian Harrison
39 Posted 14/10/2020 at 13:09:43
Richarlison just keeps on improving, and for me he is the most important member of our squad. With him becoming a regular with the Brazil side it will only showcase his talent to a wider audience. I thank Marco Silva for bringing him to Goodison, while Merson thought paying £40 million for him was ridiculous at the time even he has admitted his view back then was wrong.

If we are to challenge for and eventually get into a Champions league spot its vital we keep hold of Richarlison. I would imagine if he keeps this form going then we have a chance of getting a top 4 spot, the worry is that I am sure both Barcelona and Real may well have ideas to prize him away from us. I read somewhere that some journalist said we wouldnt part with him for anything lass than £140 million. I hope we do achieve a top 4 slot that will in my opinion stop Richarlison from leaving, as he can be here for many years and if his form holds up he will attract many other top players to Goodison.

Joe McMahon
40 Posted 14/10/2020 at 13:29:20
Brian, agreed Richarlison is becoming at 100 million plus player. We currently have some very exciting players, just hope the injury gods are kind to us for a change.
Rob Halligan
41 Posted 14/10/2020 at 13:30:30
Derek, I don't think Seamus even went with the Irish squad for the recent internationals, as he did a hamstring in the Brighton game. By the way, I see Eric Dier has pulled out of tonights game due to a minor injury. More likely Maureen has told him to report an injury. Carlo needs to phone our three and tell them to report a injury! Mind, I can't see Pickford, DCL or keane starting tonight.
Michael Barrett
42 Posted 14/10/2020 at 13:39:20
Brian unless we bring in players the same quality or even better, we will always be talked of as a club that sells there best players, and end up a mid table club, I think we are so close this time maybe all the planets are finally lining up fo this to happen. I just hope the international break hasn't destrupted the momentum we had I suppose we will know on Saturday the awnser to that.
Tom Bowers
43 Posted 14/10/2020 at 13:45:18
We are long overdue for a fairy tale happening in a Derby match.
Wouldn't it be really nice if Yerry was to miss the game and Godfrey slotted in and scored the winner. Only in our dreams I suppose.
Declan Campbell
44 Posted 14/10/2020 at 14:15:22
Derek Knox, Kenny got injured against West Ham and is out for a Month or Something Like That. Coleman as has been said went off Injured against Brighton.
Marc Hints
45 Posted 14/10/2020 at 14:17:23
no worries Dennis
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

46 Posted 14/10/2020 at 15:05:12
I've been trying to find highlights of the Peru-Brazil game to see the play of Richarlison that set up Brazil's 3rd goal. All fail to show how decisive Richy's play was heading away a Peru corner, chasing down his own clearance, shoulder charging a Peru defender on the half way line, then instantly playing a crossfield pass that sets free Everton Ribeiro whose cross leads to the foul on Neymar for the penalty.

I finally found a link here with 15 minutes of highlights. It includes Richy's goal, the play I describe by Richy leading to the 3rd goal (around the 10 minutes mark. You initially only see part of the play, but the replay shows all the way back to his headed clearance), plus the forearm smash he took that saw the Peruvian player red carded.

Peru-Brazil Highlights

It will be the SECOND listed video - Alternative Player. You may have the annoyance of a window popping up to download an app that...stops annoying windows popping up. Ignore that. Click on the text link bottom right saying you DON'T want to download it, but you'll have to wait 60 seconds as the clock counts down to remove the obstructing window.

Richy really is maturing very well at club and international level.

Jay Wood
[BRZ]

47 Posted 14/10/2020 at 15:05:12
I've been trying to find highlights of the Peru-Brazil game to see the play of Richarlison that set up Brazil's 3rd goal. All fail to show how decisive Richy's play was heading away a Peru corner, chasing down his own clearance, shoulder charging a Peru defender on the half way line, then instantly playing a crossfield pass that sets free Everton Ribeiro whose cross leads to the foul on Neymar for the penalty.

I finally found a link here with 15 minutes of highlights. It includes Richy's goal, the play I describe by Richy leading to the 3rd goal (around the 10 minutes mark. You initially only see part of the play, but the replay shows all the way back to his headed clearance), plus the forearm smash he took that saw the Peruvian player red carded.

Peru-Brazil Highlights

It will be the SECOND listed video - Alternative Player. You may have the annoyance of a window popping up to download an app that...stops annoying windows popping up. Ignore that. Click on the text link bottom right saying you DON'T want to download it, but you'll have to wait 60 seconds as the clock counts down to remove the obstructing window.

Richy really is maturing very well at club and international level.

Pete Williams
48 Posted 14/10/2020 at 15:26:53
Wonderful news that Coleman (Maldini) will be fit for battle on Saturday and with Godfrey looking good we are covered for Mina. Fingers crossed nothing happens in the England game. Michael Keane isn't even in the squad, but that might change now Dier is suddenly unfit. Also fingers crossed for The Sig, Digne and Olsen who will all play tonight.
Rob Halligan
49 Posted 14/10/2020 at 15:32:49
Pete, I think the two centre backs tonight will be Conor Coady and Harry "Do you know who I am" Maguire. I also don't think Pickford or DCL will start but might be on the bench, but hopefully not required.
Pete Williams
50 Posted 14/10/2020 at 16:14:22
Rob, we'll see what Mr Waistcoat does, but I think he could use three at the back because he did against Belgium so that might need Keane. I also think Pickford may play to avoid totally killing his confidence. That might be good for us as a Pickford without confidence would be an accident waiting to happen! Plus DCL may sub in for Kane if he tires. Plenty to keep us all interested.
Charles Brewer
51 Posted 14/10/2020 at 18:08:48
The only news I interested in from these meaningless kickabouts is that DCL, Pickford, Richarlison, Coleman, and - I hope - Mina are uninjured. As for the rest, they can kick lumps off one another for the duration of the 90 minutes for all I care.

Also, somewhat OT, is there some hope that the two American clubs will be looking to move their franchises somewhere else? I think "Little Rock Redshite" and "Podunk Red Devils" can play against "Bayern Miami" and "Talahassee Saint German" as often as they like. My interst will be just as great as it now is in the "Champions" League.

Mike Gaynes
52 Posted 14/10/2020 at 18:31:13
Charles, World Cup qualifiers as "meaningless kickabouts"? I don't think you'll get much agreement on that from our South American contingent!

But I agree with your point. Hope everybody gets home healthy.

And speaking of health, COVID seems to be ripping through Juventus like Milan did last summer. First Cristiano, now McKennie.

Rob Halligan
53 Posted 14/10/2020 at 19:03:52
Pickford starts, DCL on the bench and Keane nowhere to be seen
Brian Williams
54 Posted 14/10/2020 at 19:13:21
Rob#53.
That's almost perfect. Just hope DCL's not required.
Keane not in the squad, from a selfish point of view, is great though why he wasn't picked is a mystery.
Brian Wilkinson
55 Posted 14/10/2020 at 19:21:53
I agree Brian, give Calvert Lewin a rest for Saturdays game.
Paul Birmingham
56 Posted 14/10/2020 at 23:02:20
Hopefully Keane isn’t injured.

Let’s see whom is available and fit after they report back, and hopefully no issues for our South American players coming back from this internationals.

It rumours are true, if Minas injured then along with Digne, Carlo, will have some thing to do.

But hopefully, Everton will have a good game plan and will cope with the RS.

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