Richarlison smashes in a first-half hat-trick for Brazil at the Olympics

, 22 July, 2021 23comments  |  Jump to last

Brazil's Olympic campaign got off to the perfect start on Thursday as they brushed Germany aside 4-2 in Group D, thanks to Richarlison scoring a hat-trick inside the first 30 minutes.

Richarlison appears to be intent on fully realizing his unquestionable potential in his national colours, with no Neymar to steal the limelight. The game was just seven minutes old when he broke the deadlock, firing past Florian Muller at the second attempt.

Then, 23 minutes later, he fired a powerful header home for his second goal before curling a beautiful shot past Muller for his third. Nadiem Amiri and Ragnar Ache gave Brazil a scare in the second half, but Paulinho came off the bench to make the points safe in injury time.


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Jay Wood

1 Posted 22/07/2021 at 14:23:09

'Nothing better than being in Brazil when the national team are playing and winning.'

Different times, matey. LOADS were AGAINST the recent Copa America being hosted here due to the CV-19 situation.

I have never seen such apathy and indifference to 'a seleção' as I have in recent weeks.

Normally when they are playing, as you say, when Brazil score every household erupts, the fireworks go off, car horns blare and kids run up and down the streets in hysterical excitement.

There has been absolutely none of that this year. Nada. Zero.

3-2 now (even with a red card for Germany) with 5 minutes of injury time to go and Brazil looking nervous.

Nerves settled. Late 4th goal for Brazil.

Brian Harrison
3 Posted 22/07/2021 at 17:37:12
Richarlison has made the sort of start to the Olympics that he could have wished for: 3 goals in the first half. Obviously if he keeps this up, even though it is only the Olympics, he will no doubt attract many admiring glances. Now whether Real Madrid could afford to put a bid in given that they are in a similar place to Barcelona who are having to massively reduce their wage bill, could be our saving grace.

Also, given that James and Benitez have history at Real Madrid, you can't see him hanging around, so maybe with Richarlison not starting the season and possibly James moved on, we may have to start the season with both Townsend and Gray on the flanks.

Brendan Rodgers is a shrewd operator; if Gray was any good, he wouldn't have let him leave… and obviously Bayer Leverkusen are letting him go for next to nothing.

Dale Self
4 Posted 22/07/2021 at 17:46:04
Very happy for him, damn, just get on track and let's see what happens when he gets back.

And thanks for the temptation Mike, that may be my personal issue that requires some time off.

Charles Brewer
5 Posted 22/07/2021 at 17:53:48
If Everton are looking for lots of money to spend, Richarlison has just scored a hat trick against Germany... That should have pushed him north of £100 million!
Mick O'Malley
6 Posted 22/07/2021 at 17:55:11
He wants to try banging a few in for us, he missed a lot of gilt edged chances last season so let's hope that this is a sign of things to come. If he wants to stay, we've actually got someone in Townsend who can cross a ball, so let's hope him and Calvert-Lewin can bang a few in this season.
James Flynn
7 Posted 22/07/2021 at 18:01:11
Hoping to catch France - Mexico.

Want to see Mbappe against U-23 defenders.

Ron Sear
8 Posted 22/07/2021 at 18:36:42
He still doesn't look very happy!
Keith Meakin
9 Posted 22/07/2021 at 18:51:32
Copa America followed by Olympics followed by rest. We'll be lucky to see a fit Richarlison this season. I hope he has a good tournament and puts himself in the shop window.

Sell, sell, sell for a good fee. I can't stand his moody body language and his diving.

Colin Glassar
10 Posted 22/07/2021 at 18:52:00
That's another £30M added on, Don Carlo.
Kevin Molloy
11 Posted 22/07/2021 at 19:15:17
if he comes back off a good Olympics, I think he'll be desperate to leave. He's been here a little while now, and now he knows Real Madrid want him. Normally that would be it. But they've got no money, and we want £75M.

Tricky. I wonder whether there are any players at Reall Madrid who Rafa would be interested in...

James Flynn
12 Posted 22/07/2021 at 19:48:31
Keep, keep, keep.

Add, don't subtract.

John Raftery
13 Posted 22/07/2021 at 22:36:03
If we sell, just how will we replace him with a player of similar quality and work rate? The answer is we won’t.
Christine Foster
14 Posted 22/07/2021 at 00:01:54
I think that hat trick just sealed a move away from Everton this summer. Where too is another matter but each goal added 10mil. to the price.
We really need to keep him but if I remember correctly Carlo asked him to stay one more season last year and now that he has gone we may see a player / cash deal being offered. In Carlo's words if you don't want to stay, go. (Hmm he did, didn't he?) The way it's going if Kean, James and Richarlison go for couple of hundred million, Siggy, Bernard, Kenny, Coleman?, probably on there way out with a few more, will be a real clear out. It was needed but it's still scary till we see the alternatives come in..
Barry Hesketh
15 Posted 23/07/2021 at 00:17:27
Christine @14
I wouldn't want RIcharlison to leave this summer, James' departure is probably inevitable, given his previous relationship with Benitez. Moise Keen possibly but not certain to go, losing Richarlison would despite his sulkiness and lack of goals last season would leave us pretty light on creativity, as he can and does make goals for himself. Everton by allowing Richarlison to go to Tokyo, might just persuade him to give us another season before he actively seeks a move to another club
Darryl Ritchie
16 Posted 23/07/2021 at 06:40:44
I read somewhere that he's the first Pemier League player to score a hat-trick in the Olympics. No mean feat, if true.
Gerry Quinn
17 Posted 23/07/2021 at 07:50:25
Darryl, professional footballers (and sportsmen) have only played in the Olympics since 1992, I believe...
Andrew Ellams
18 Posted 23/07/2021 at 08:06:45
He would be the third male Everton player to win an Olympic medal behind Daniel Amokachi (Gold) and Victor Anichebe (Silver).

Of course we also have 3 players in the women's event and Niels Nkounkou in the French squad (though they didn't make the best start).

Michael Lynch
19 Posted 23/07/2021 at 09:35:40
By the time he's fit and rested after the Olympics, we'll be off to a flyer and top of the league. He'll have his work cut out just to nick a place in the team off Gray and Townsend, who will already have four assists each. In fact, he'll probably be fighting it out with Iwobi for a place on the bench.

The drugs really do work.

Bob Parrington
20 Posted 23/07/2021 at 09:49:30
If we follow the process of Richarlison arriving at Everton, his loyalty to his former manager at Watford, and his general demeanour, his work rate on the field, his desire to play for his country… how can we think that he would take the easy option and move to Real Madrid to follow a manger that has just about double-crossed him and his Everton club, broken a contract, and basically lied to him and all involved in Everton???

I hope I am right in feeling he will stay for at least this new season and repay the club's (Rafa's) understanding of how important it is to him to represent his country in the Olympics.

Jeeesus! How many highly paid individuals could give a rat's arse about their country. This guy is something special and we should do everything to keep him on board at Everton. Okay, he regularly looks miserable on the pitch but there are experts that can be called upon to to help with this. IMO, the first step could be to contract with Ash Barty's mental strength coach. He's pretty damn good!

Don Alexander
21 Posted 23/07/2021 at 21:28:56
Der German team were almost unrecognisable to me, with Kuntz in charge. I'd not be getting too carried away with this performance folks, or Richie.
Justin Doone
22 Posted 24/07/2021 at 00:42:22
Got a little lucky with the first goal but took the other two very well.

A happy smiling player is always a positive. I just hope it's a positives for Everton and not another's team.

Brian Murray
24 Posted 28/07/2021 at 14:27:20
David post 33. Numerous times Carlo despite his CV struggled to get anything out the ordinary out of this squad. Never have too many good players and I'm sure the catering kopite will find a blend.
Andy Crooks
25 Posted 28/07/2021 at 16:08:24

I thought it was a bad decision to let Richarlison go to Tokyo. However, with hindsight, I'm happy with it. It clearly means the world to him and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

Just maybe, he'll come back confident, happy and ready to do it for us. If not, he has certainly enhanced his reputation, whatever the quality of the opposition.

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