December 5, 2022

Brazil kick-started their World Cup marketing campaign in effective model with their 2-0 win over Serbia on Thursday night. 

Richarlison was the star of the present for the favourites to carry the trophy in Qatar, netting a brace, the second of which was a superb bicycle kick. 

The Serbians dug in however failed to provide a lot in assault and Mladenovic was particularly toothless. 

Right here, Sportsmail runs the rule over every participant an charges them out of 10.  

Brazil launched their World Cup marketing campaign with a cushty 2-0 victory over Serbia 

BRAZIL: 

Alisson, 6 – The Liverpool keeper had little or no to do all evening. His calm presence little question helped his defenders nevertheless it was one of many simpler clear sheets of his profession. 

Marquinhos, 7 – The centre-back marshalled the troops nicely and reads the sport excellently. Any notion that he’d wrestle underneath aerial bombardment was incorrect.

Thiago Silva 6.5 – Mirrored the defensive work of his accomplice, by no means regarded flustered. 

Alex Sandro, 7 – A stable efficiency all-round however lacked inventive spark regardless of the retailers in entrance of him. Doubtlessly the one space of weak spot on this Brazil facet is at full-back however Sandro handled every thing thrown at him. 

Danilo, 6 – Very similar to Sandro, supplied little on the entrance foot however was stable when referred to as upon in defence. 

Casemiro, 8 – The Manchester United central midfielder had a little bit of every thing to his sport. He broke up play sometimes nicely but in addition supplied a innovative going ahead. He was inches from an exquisite purpose however his strike thudded off the crossbar. 

Lucas Paqueta, 6.5 – A energetic efficiency in midfield however he struggled with the physicality of the Serbians within the first half, rather more efficient when the sport opened up. 

Neymar, 7 – Bullied bodily however didn’t assist himself, selecting up the ball far too deep and failing to profit from his free position. Famously unimaginable first contact abandoned him occasionally and he missed an awesome likelihood from a free kick. He’ll be determined for excellent news on the ankle harm. 

Raphinha, 6 – The Barcelona man shall be secretly seething at his personal show regardless of the workforce successful. He was so wasteful in entrance of purpose and lacked composure in key moments. A tame effort down the goalkeeper’s throat and botched one-on-one leaves him susceptible to being dropped with a lot firepower on the bench. 

Raphinha was thwarted by Milenkovic-Savic on more than one occasion and was wasteful

Raphinha was thwarted by Milenkovic-Savic on multiple event and was wasteful

Vinicius Jr, 7.5 – He regarded the quickest participant on the pitch by a rustic mile and appeared to be the one attacking risk within the first half. Missed an honest likelihood he created for himself however his parried shot led to the opener. 

Richarlison, 8.5 – Clear man of the match and justified his choice forward of Gabriel Jesus. Put down a marker for the event and his second will stay lengthy within the reminiscence. The Tottenham man is a fierce competitor and presents lots in build-up play to go along with his innovative. 

The Brazil forward's second goal will live long in the memory and he was superb

The Brazil ahead’s second purpose will stay lengthy within the reminiscence and he was excellent 

SERBIA: 

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V Milinkovic-Savic, 7 – Saved Serbia within the sport with some huge stops, significantly in the beginning of the primary half, saving a one-on-one with Raphinha. Parried Vinicius’ effort to Richarlison for the opener. 

Pavlovic, 6 – Saved Raphinha quiet for probably the most half and marshalled the Barcelona man nicely, even when the winger did discover area occasionally. 

Milenkovic, 6 – Towering presence on the again and hardly put a foot fallacious, may do little or no for the 2 targets however very similar to these round him, was overrun. 

Nikola Milenkovic was a huge presence at the back but found it tough in the second half

Nikola Milenkovic was an enormous presence on the again however discovered it powerful within the second half 

Veljkovic, 6.5 – Put his physique on the road and the scoreline may have been worse with out his blocks. 

Gudelj, 6 – The Sevilla man was wonderful for probably the most half however the yellow card he picked up barely lowered his influence as he diminished his danger. 

Zivkovic, 5 – Virtually completely labored in a defensive capability and was unable to assist Serbia transfer up the pitch once they wanted it. 

Tadic, 5 – The Ajax man is probably the most technically gifted participant in his workforce however made nearly no influence on the sport and his service to the front-men was primarily non existent. 

Dusan Tadic watched the game pass him by and he had very little impact on proceedings

Dusan Tadic watched the sport move him by and he had little or no influence on proceedings

Lukic, 6 – Was a heat-seeking missile in the direction of Neymar at occasions and subdued him for probably the most half. 

Milinkovic-Savic, 5 – The Lazio man wanted to supply extra of an attacking risk and located himself nicely handled by Casemiro.

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Mladenovic, 5.5 – A brutal efficiency, if a bit reckless at occasions. Picked up a yellow card very early on nevertheless it didn’t cease him throwing himself about. 

Mitrovic, 5 – If his identify on the workforce sheet rattled the Brazilian defenders, they needn’t have nervous. Starved of service however unable to supply a lot of an outlet or make the ball stick, the principle purpose risk supplied little or no of notice.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (right) had little impact on the game and his service was limited

Aleksandar Mitrovic (proper) had little influence on the sport and his service was restricted