Richarlison was the man of the hour in Brazil’s opening match of the 2022 World Cup against Serbia at Lusail Iconic Stadium in Qatar. 

The Brazilian striker notched a gorgeous goal on a miraculous scissor kick, helping his squad defeat Serbia, 2-0. In the 73rd minute, Richarlison received the ball in the penalty area with his back to the goal. From there, in one motion, Richarlison flicked the ball into the air on his first touch and whipped his body around to perform a deft scissor kick. His shot sailed over Serbian defender Miloš Veljković and past goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic.

Take a look from myriad angles below.

Creditor: Richarlison, Brazil Make Highlight-Reel Opening Statement vs. Serbia at World Cup

The score sparked much conversation on social media with some observers calling it one of the best goals of the tournament. Previously, the Tottenham Hotspur forward broke a 0-0 deadlock i the 62nd minute, scoring the first goal of the match on a rebound. It was Richarlison’s first goal in a World Cup.

Richarlison now has scored nine goals in his past seven games for Brazil.

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