Richarlison double fires Brazil to 5-0 win

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Richarlison scored either side of halftime as Brazil romped to a 5-0 victory over El Salvador in their international friendly on Tuesday.

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar gave Brazil the lead from the penalty spot in the fourth minute after Richarlison was brought down by Roberto Dominguez at FedEx field.

Making his first start for Brazil following his debut off the bench against the United States last Thursday, Richarlison made it 2-0 in the 16th minute by curling a shot into the top right corner after Neymar's pass.

Neymar was again the provider as Philippe Coutinho fired a low diagonal effort past goalkeeper Henry Hernandez on the half-hour mark.

The rout continued after halftime when Richarlison's powerful low shot beat Hernandez at his near post. Marquinhos made it 5-0 in second-half stoppage time with a free header after Neymar's cross, completing a hat-trick of assists for the Brazil captain.

"I want to thank my teammates for setting me up to score," Richarlison said after the match. "Now it's a matter of going back to my club [Everton] and working as hard as I can so that I can have more opportunities with the national team."

In other friendlies on Tuesday night, Ecuador beat Guatemala 2-0 in Chicago, Venezuela overcame Panama 2-0 in Panama City, the US defeated Mexico 1-0 in Nashville while Colombia and Argentina played out a goalless draw in New Jersey.

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