On tour in France for this international break, the last one before the World Cup, Brazil faced Ghana this Friday night. Good rehearsal against an African team for the Seleção that will meet Cameroon in their group. For the Ghanaians, it was also an opportunity to take on a serious title contender in this competition. In addition, Tite decided to line up the heavy artillery with the presence of Neymar, Vinicius Jr., Raphinha, Richarlison or even Paquetá at the front. That’s all. On the Ghana side, the new coach Otto Addo established the beautiful world with the Ayew brothers, Partey, Kudus or even Sulemana. Note that Iñaki Williams, a new Ghanaian, started on the bench.
Very quickly in this match, Brazil took control of the game and quickly suffocated a struggling Ghanaian team. It didn’t take long for the Seleção to show the difference in class between the two teams. After several clear chances, Neymar’s teammates logically opened the scoring thanks to a good header from a corner by Marquinhos (10th). Dominating, the Brazilians got the break and then eliminated Ghana in less than 30 minutes. It was the Tottenham striker, Richarlison, who offered a double including a fine shot on the entrance to the surface (28, 40).
Brazil is still in good shape
Returning from the locker room, Brazil quietly slowed down and built up their lead. Ghana took the opportunity to be dangerous for the first time in the match thanks to André Ayew. The former OM saw his head hit Alisson’s crossbar. About the hour of play, Tite decided to make some changes and illustrated the XXL squad of Brazil. Antony replaced Vinicius, Fabinho came on instead of Casemiro, Rodrygo Goes came on instead of Raphinha. Which also breaks the rhythm of this meeting a bit, because nothing happened afterwards.
Still on the ground, Neymar tried his luck in some solo numbers, but without success. Brazil offers itself a great victory against a team from Ghana that is not very reassuring, it must be admitted. The Seleção remains on 6 wins in a row and will try to confirm the good moment of the last few months against Tunisia next Tuesday. Ghana should do much better and calm down against Nicaragua. But a few weeks before the World Cup, the signs are not good