Everton forward Richarlison continues to impress on international duty at the Olympics with the Brazil national team.
Following a history-making hattrick against Germany, the versatile Toffees forward added a brace to his Olympics tally with a 3-1 win over Saudi Arabia.
Even a draw would have been enough to see Brazil advance, but a second-half brace from Richarlison eliminated any doubts.
With 14 minutes to go, Richarlison stepped up to deliver his side a 2-1 lead in talismanic fashion, before adding a third deep into stoppage time.
Having scored four against Germany, a goalless draw against the Ivory Coast underlined inconsistencies from the Brazilian side though Richarlison has undoubtedly spearheaded Brazil’s Olympic push.
Footballing app CLUB (@clubgame_app) highlighted his indomitable form by posting a meme comparing the Toffees’ titan to famous Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt.
Twitter: The Olympic Games now belong to Richarlison. https://t.co/LkvpwAYYUG (@clubgame_app)
‘The Olympic Games now belong to Richarlison’, declared the Tweet.
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Richarlison’s form is nothing to be snubbed and is a credit to the club.
Showcasing his skills on the biggest stage will only serve to buoy the forward with confidence and match sharpness going into the next campaign.
Indeed, five goals in three games is revolutionary in terms of contribution to his team and will go a long way in boosting Brazil’s tournament hopes.