Brazil crushed South Korea 4-1 in their round of 16 clash at the ongoing Qatar 2022 World Cup on Monday night.

The South Americans were quick off the mark in the 13th minute, with Vinicius Junior allowed enough space to pause and place his shot beyond about four South Korean defenders for Brazil’s lead.

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Brazil came knocking again but Jung Woo-young fouled Richarlison in the box while he was trying to clear his lines to give the Tite-led side a penalty.

Neymar slotted past Kim Seung Gyu to double his side’s lead in the 13th minute.

Neymar was named Man of the Match

The third goal was something of beauty, with Richarlison heading the ball three times to beat his opponent before running into space to receive a pass from Thiago Silva to slot home for Brazil.

Lucas Paqueta scored the fourth after Vinicius’ overhead pass found him in the 36th minute.

South Korea got one back through Seung-Ho Paik’s sweet shot in the 76th minute. The Koreans had taken a free kick, which was cleared by Brazil. The ball fell to Paik, who rifled past Alisson Becker.

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Brazilian players paid tribute to legend Pele at the end of the game with a banner bearing his name displayed. Pele has been in hospital and was only just reportedly moved from end-of-life care.

Brazil will now face Croatia, who beat Japan on penalties after the match ended 1-1, in the quarter-final. South Korea head home.