There were no surprises in Maryland, where Richarlison led the way with two goals in his starting debut for Brazil.

2018 Friendlies

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Match Events

4′ Penalty Goal! Brazil 1-0 El Salvador (Neyma)

Neymar nets and Brazil now lead 1-0. The goal came from the penalty spot.

16′ GOAL! Brazil 2-0 El Salvador (Richarlison)

Goal! Richarlison extends Brazil’s lead to 2-0.

Great play from Neymar to set up the goal.

30′ GOAL! Brazil 3-0 El Salvador (Coutinho)

Goal! Brazil extend their lead to 3-0 through Philippe Coutinho.

That’s a fine assist from Neymar.

38′ MISS! Neymar’s shot saved!

44′ Yellow Card! Neymar booked for diving in the box!
50′ GOAL! Brazil 4-0 El Salvador (Richarlison)

Goal! Brazil extend their lead to 4-0 through Richarlison.

71′ Good save from Hernandez!

90′ GOAL! Brazil 5-0 El Salvador (Marquinhos)


Fans barely had a chance to take their seats when Neymar stepped up and scored from the spot after Richarlison went down under a challenge from El Salvador’s Roberto Dominguez in the second minute.

Neymar’s opener took his international tally to 59 – three adrift of Ronaldo and 18 behind all-time leading scorer Pele.

It was routine for Brazil – who defeated the United States 2-0 last time out – as Richarlison got himself on the scoresheet with a beautiful first-time shot from the edge of the area.

Neymar should have made it 3-0 six minutes later but his shot rattled the crossbar, though, Brazil eventually got their third in the 30th minute via Coutinho, who left the keeper stranded having received a ball from the former just outside the penalty box.

El Salvador emerged from the interval with renewed enthusiasm and attacking intent, and it caused some nervy moments for Brazil, however, it left the CONCACAF nation exposed in defence.

Richarlison was at it again in the 50th minute, firing a low shot into the bottom corner of the net as he showcased his goalscoring instincts, before Marquinhos headed home Neymar’s corner at the death.


Brazil XI: Douglas Costa, Dedé, A.Sandro, Philippe Coutinho, Neto, Casemiro, Neymar, Marquinhos, Arthur, Richarlison, Eder Militão

Subs: Filipe Luis, Willian, Thiago Silva, Alisson, Roberto Firmino, Felipe, Fred, Fabinho, A.Pereira, Everton, Lucas Paquetá, Hugo Souza

El Salvador XI: H. Hernández, G. Baires, F. Alfaro, J. Alas, A. Mendoza, Ó. Cerén, A. Flores Jaco, J. Barahona, B. Tamacas, R. Domínguez, D. Pineda

Subs: Arturo Álvarez, X. García, H. Sosa, D. Corea, D. Galdamez, C. Ramírez, I. Castro, N. Renderos, J. Díaz, N. Orellana, J. Rivas, K. Carabantes

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