The Brazilian team beat Tunisia 4-1 on Wednesday and advanced to the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup.
In search of the six-time championship, the team led by Ramón Menezes will face Israel, which the day before eliminated Uzbekistan.
Marcos Leonardo from a penalty, captain Andrey Santos on two occasions and Matheus Martins sealed the win for a team that had to play more than 45 minutes with ten players due to the expulsion of defender Robert Renan.
Leader of Group D and former champion of the South American, Brazil came out to attack since the referee marked the beginning of the match played in the city of La Plata.
Tunisia took refuge behind and bet on the counterattack to complicate goalkeeper Kaique, who started after Mycael was injured in the previous warm-up and could not be in the game.
Barely ten minutes had passed when Marcos Leonardo was knocked down inside the area by Dries Arfaoui after a mistake in the start of the Africans. The referee sanctioned a penalty and Brazil found itself with the possibility of reflecting on the scoreboard the superiority it showed on the field.
Number 9 executed the maximum penalty and was not at all intimidated by the whistles. The ball went to one side, the goalkeeper to the other and the team led by Menezes went up 1-0.
Minutes later, a clearance on the line by the Tunisian defense prevented Marcos Leonardo from scoring his second goal. However, nothing could be done before a new attempt by the attacker, who this time gave the ball inside the area to captain Andrey Santos for him to convert the second in the 31st minute.
Brazil won calmly and was heading towards the quarterfinals, but this did not stop the bad news from appearing. Robert Renan committed a hard foul on Mohamed Dhaoui near his area and the referee showed him the red card.
With one more on the field, Tunisia went on the attack in search of discount, but found a defense that prevented it. The good work of Arthur, Jean Pedroso and Douglas Mendes meant that those led by Montasser Louichi could barely create chances.
Around 77 minutes and after a great long pass, a cross shot from Raki Aouani knocked down Kaique’s wall and sealed what could have been 1-2, annulled by the referee after going to VAR and penalizing a handball from the attacker.
Brazil opted for the opposite and thus sealed the meeting that was attended by just under 10,000 people.
At 90 minutes, Marlos Gomes came out at full speed and gave the ball to Matheus Martins, who defined before the departure of Arfaoui and put the third. Ten minutes later, Andrey Santos scored the fourth after a great run.
Tunisia immediately discounted thanks to a bit Mahmoud Ghorbel that was of little use. The South Americans were victorious and will now face Israel in the quarterfinals.
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