Trying to safe passage to the final 16, Brazil took on a resilient Switzerland of their second 2022 FIFA World Cup Group G fixture on Monday night (28 November). Brazil had been made to work for it on the Stadium 974 however in the end got here away with most factors, securing a 1-0 win. Casemiro scored the sport’s solely aim to take his group to the spherical of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Brazil endured a gradual begin to the sport. Switzerland marked them tightly within the opening exchanges, preserving them from stringing passes collectively.
The Selecao lastly managed to stretch their legs within the twelfth minute, with Richarlison getting some room down the best flank. The Tottenham Hotspur man regarded to chop the ball again for Vinicius Junior contained in the field however noticed his move intercepted by Nico Elvedi. A minute later, a superb passage of one-touch play noticed Richarlison get by means of on aim. The previous Everton man, nevertheless, didn’t deliver the ball below his management and despatched it behind for a aim kick.
Within the twenty sixth minute, Raphinha brilliantly picked out Vinicius Junior’s run on the left aspect. The Actual Madrid man couldn’t make clear contact with the supply, permitting Swiss keeper Ian Sommer to push it behind for a nook.
Switzerland created their first clear-cut alternative of the night within the thirty ninth minute. Ricardo Rodriguez dashed down the left flank and swung in a cross for Ruben Vargas. Vargas pulled off a neat flip to get away from Eder Militao, however couldn’t get his shot away.
Switzerland began the second half proper the place they left off within the first. Silvan Widmer drilled in a low cross on the close to submit for Fabian Rieder. The winger made contact however couldn’t take the ball previous Alisson.
Within the sixty fourth minute, Casemiro performed Vinicius Junior down the left flank, and the winger brilliantly held his cool to search out the again of the web. Sadly for Tite’s males, Richarlison was caught offside within the build-up, inflicting the aim to be dominated out. Nineteen minutes later, Brazil as soon as once more discovered the again of the web, and that point, the aim stood.
Manchester United ace Casemiro dispatched a surprising half-volley from the left aspect of the field. It took a fortunate deflection on its means into the again of the web. A couple of minutes later, Rodrygo impressively engineered a yard of area contained in the Swiss field and went for aim. Sommer neatly pushed it over the bar.
Brazil tried so as to add to their one-goal lead within the closing minutes, however the Swiss held agency to limit the five-time FIFA World Cup winners to a slender 1-0 victory. Listed below are three Brazilian gamers who impressed and two who weren’t up to speed of their victory over the Swiss on Monday:
Carried out: Vinicius Junior
Vinicius Junior was not at his sensible finest in opposition to Switzerland, however he was most positively Brazil’s most bold participant on the pitch. He took gamers on, beating them fairly a couple of instances. He created goalscoring alternatives and helped out on the again as nicely. Had Vinicius Junior completed the prospect within the twenty sixth minute, he would have had a virtually good outing.
Vinicius Junior performed two key passes in opposition to the Swiss, created one large probability, and received seven floor duels. He additionally drew a game-high 5 fouls, made two tackles, and blocked a shot.
Richarlison made headlines by scoring two wonderful objectives in Selecao’s 2022 FIFA World Cup opener in opposition to Serbia. The Spurs ace couldn’t choose up the place he left off in opposition to Serbia, struggling to get into the sport. Not like within the match in opposition to Serbia, Richarlison regarded a smidgen slower than the opposition, failing to get to the top of two wonderful deliveries within the first half.
On Monday night, Richarlison didn’t lodge any pictures on track, accomplished solely three passes in 73 minutes, and was caught offside as soon as. He additionally misplaced a duel, misplaced possession eight instances, and failed to tug off the one dribble he tried.
Carried out: Alex Sandro
Left-back Alex Sandro was rock-solid on the again for the Selecao on Monday night. The Juventus man impressed along with his distribution, made full use of his defensive acumen to smell out the hazard, and held his floor in one-on-one battles.
At Stadium 974, Sandro tried a match-high seven tackles, profitable three of them. He made 11 recoveries, accomplished 54 passes (88.5% accuracy), and received 10 of 11 floor duels. Sandro additionally drew two fouls, accomplished a dribble, and performed a key move.
Underperformed: Lucas Paqueta
Lucas Paqueta began alongside Fred and Casemiro in a three-man midfield. The West Ham United midfielder didn’t put his finest foot ahead, struggling to stretch the sport along with his lengthy balls and dropping possession fairly a couple of instances.
Paqueta misplaced possession 12 instances, misplaced a cross and an extended ball; and misplaced each of his floor duels in Brazil’s second FIFA World Cup recreation in Qatar. Not impressed along with his efficiency, Tite opted for a change of form, taking him off for Rodrygo at halftime.
Carried out: Casemiro
Manchester United’s holding midfielder Casemiro had a recreation to recollect on Monday night. He dictated the sport in the midst of the park, made some important defensive interceptions, and, in fact, scored the winner within the 83rd minute.
Receiving a neat move from Rodrygo, Casemiro improvised the shot on the fly, dispatching a mesmerizing half-volley to depart Sommer rooted to his spot. Casemiro additionally would have had an help to his identify had Vinicius Junior’s aim not been dominated out for offside.
In Brazil’s second FIFA World Cup recreation in Qatar, Casemiro made 4 interceptions, accomplished 41 passes (85.4% accuracy), and precisely delivered two lengthy balls. He additionally received a floor duel, tried a sort out, and blocked a shot.
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