Rampant Brazil extended their unbeaten run to 15 matches after destroying 10-man Tunisia by 5-1 in an international friendly on Tuesday at the Parc Des Princes in Paris.
The five-times World Champions started on the front foot and wasted no time in opening the scoring. Raphinha connected with a floating 30-yard pass from Casemiro to sweetly head into the top right corner of the net.
Seven minutes later, Montassar Talbi rose high to put the ball over the line with a header to excite and ignite the Tunisian fans who turned out in large numbers in Paris.
A minute after Talbi’s goal, the Tunisian defence gets caught sleeping and Richarlison restored Brazil’s lead. Neymar extended the advantage with a penalty on the half-hour.
Before the halftime break, Raphinha’s long-range effort rebounded in off the right post to make it 4-1.
Both teams came out from the tunnel with a reduced intensity. Brazil dominated possession but couldn’t create any clear scoring chances until the 74th minute.
Pedro completed the demolition of the Carthage Eagles by pouncing on a loose ball and hammering a powerful volley past Dahmen.
Reacting after the game, Jalel Kadri, Tunisian coach said ; We gave what we could, we analyzed our tactical benchmarks, which were quite developed, we played hard, and we wet the jersey.
“In the second half even if we were reduced to 10, we tried to provide a fairly respectable level of play and we tried to master the ball at certain times, but the main thing is to learn lessons through this kind of matches.
“We learned in the hard, at the very high level, but we do not have the right to make the mistakes we have made. The main objective of the game is that it must serve as a lesson, a test two months before the World Cup in Qatar.“ He concluded.
Tunisia have been have been drawn in Group D with Denmark, Australia and France.