South Korea conceded two early goals to provide Brazil with the foundation to cruise to a comfortable victory.

Brazil started off as they meant to progress, gun blazing. Within just seven minutes, Raphinha’s cross into the box was met by a criminally free Vinicius Jr who excellently picked his spot to make it 1-0.

Five minutes later, Brazil got their second from the spot. Richarlison was fouled in the box as a Korean player tried to clear the ball in the box. Neymar Jr stepped up and wrong footed the goalkeeper to make it 2-0.

Hwang Hee-chan tried to pull one back for South Korea with a nasty shot that was well saved by a fully stretched Allison in the Brazil goal.

In the half hour mark, two became three when Brazil scored one of the most beautiful goals of the tournament. Richarlison used his head to juggle the ball and passed to Marquinhos who was still in the penalty area because of a set piece that was played earlier. Marquinhos passed it to his fellow defender, Thiago Silva who returned it to a surging forward Richarlison to score a strikers finish.

Brazil made it four when Vinicius Jr reached the ball from Neymar before lofting in a cross into the box that was volley into the net by Lucas Pacqueta.

Alisson and Kim Seung Guy both got really busy as both keepers had to save efforts from Son ad. Raphinha respectively to keep the game at 4-0.

It had to take a wicked 25-yard volley from Paik Seung-ho to beat Alisson in the Brazil goal.

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Alisson was then substituted for Weverton to allow Brazil to use each of their 26 squad members as they eased through to set up a meeting with Croatia in the quarter-final.