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Raphinha at the double as Brazil thrash Tunisia

Published on: 29 September 2022

Brazil's global football tour continued in Paris with an entertaining 5-1 win over Tunisia at the Parc des Princes.

The crowd in France were treated to an action-packed opening 45 minutes that saw five goals, a penalty and a red card.

Brazil went ahead, Tunisia pegged them back very briefly, and then the Canarinhos took over.

Brazil's front four showed how dangerous they are, with Raphinha, Richarlison and Neymar all scoring and Lucas Paqueta going close.

Raphinha got two, a looping header to open the scoring after Brazil went route one, and a low, drilled left-foot effort shortly before the break.

It was Richarlison who restored Brazil's lead less than a minute after the equaliser with a strong finish on the half turn after a well-timed run.

In ugly scenes that will hopefully be dealt with by the relevant authorities, the crowd then threw bananas at him as he celebrated.

Neymar, who scored from the spot in the 29th minute, also played a big role in the red card incident in the 42nd minute.

Dylan Bronn made a late challenge on the Paris Saint-Germain star and after a scuffle involving both teams, was shown a red card by the referee.

The red was a bizarre decision and seemed to be a complete overreaction, spurred on by Neymar's histrionics and the complaints of his teammates.

If the game wasn't over already, the sending off at least made a non-event of the second half.

Pedro added a fifth late on with a good finish to put the icing on the cake of a comfortable victory.


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