Brazil 4-1 South Korea: World Cup 2022 last 16 – live reaction

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Jonathan Liew was at Stadium 974 to witness Brazil make it through to the last eight. Here’s his report. Thanks for reading this MBM. Nighty night!

Brazil celebrate, then Neymar brings out a huge banner in honour of Pelé, currently stricken in a São Paulo hospital. O Rei will have enjoyed the Seleção’s performance today. They were sensational in the first half, then eased their way through the second, energy conservation very much in mind. It was a slightly weird final score, though: South Korea’s utterly shambolic defence are very much flattered by the 4-1 scoreline, but their attack can feel a bit hard done by it. Hwang Hee-chan was a constant menace, Paik Seung-ho scored a screamer, and Alisson had to put in a proper performance, making three world-class stops. But Brazil were irrepressible when in full first-half flight, Richarlison’s goal in particular a mix of cheek, charm and beauty….

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This article was written by Scott Murray and originally published on www.theguardian.com