Fans hail Richarlison after Tottenham star scores OUTRAGEOUS ‘goal of the tournament’ contender by flicking the ball up and scissor-kicking it home as Brazil beat Serbia 2-0 in their World Cup opener
Richarlison has been lauded by fans around the world after scoring a spectacular volley in Brazil’s World Cup opener against Serbia.
The striker received the ball with his back to goal in the box, flicked it up in the air with his first touch before turning and volleying hard to double Brazil’s lead. It was second of the game after a poacher’s finish earlier in the second half
Fans are already calling the strike a ‘goal of the tournament’ contender and ‘Puskas worthy.’
Richarlison scored a spectacular volley in Brazil’s 2-0 win over Serbia on Thursday
The strike has already been called a ‘goal of the tournament contender’ and ‘Puskas worthy’
It was the striker’s second goal of the game after a poacher’s finish earlier in the second half
Others labelled Richarlison ‘unreal’ and suggested ‘you won’t see a better goal than that’, as many also commented on the quality of Serbia’s side as making the goal even more impressive.
BBC pundits joined fans in heaping praise on the striker after the game, although Alan Shearer claimed to prepare Richarlison’s more poacher-esque first goal.
He said: ‘The positioning to pick up those scrappy little goals, to me that gives as much satisfaction as the incredible second goal that he scored. It looks very simple but its not. It’s very, very good centre forward play.’
The Tottenham striker was mobbed by his teammates after scoring his second
Fans and pundits have been quick to heap praise on the ‘unreal’ striker
The former England striker did reserve some praise for the volley, though, describing the technique on the shot as ‘incredible.’
Micah Richards added that Richarlison had ‘showed why he’s Brazil’s number nine.’
The 2-0 win for Tite’s side puts them top of Group G following Switzerland’s narrow win over Cameroon.
They will next be in action against the second-placed Swiss on Monday.