Everton attacker Richarlison was one of the goalscorers for defending champions Brazil thrashed Peru 4-0 to book their place in the quarterfinals with two games to play in Group B at the ongoing Copa America tournament on home soil. The Everton player came off the bench to score and continue his good record for the Selecao in front of goal.

Richarlison started the first group game against Venezuela on Sunday but didn’t find the back of the net as Brazil ran out 3-0 winners courtesy goals fromthe Paris Saint Germain (PSG) duo of Marquinhos and Neymar. Gabriel Barbosa added a late goal to make it a comprehensive victory over the Venezuelans in what was the opening game of the Copa America tournament this summer. Everton attacker Richarlison played 65 minutes before being replaced by Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus. Marquinhos and Neymar (penalty) had scored by the time he left the game.

In the second Group B game against Peru, Richarlison started on the bench before he was subbed on for Gabriel Jesus at half-time. The Everton talisman went on to score a fourth goal for Brazil in the third minute of added time to help his team seal a place in the next stage. His latest Brazil goal is a landmark as he has now scored 10 goals in 27 appearances for his country.

Juventus defender Alex Sandro scored the first goal for Brazil against Peru on 12 minutes before Neymar added a second goal in the second half with his strike arriving midway into the half. Everton Ribeiro scored a third goal for the Brazilians with a minute left on the clock before Richarlison rounded up the scoring for the host nation.

Brazil are next in action at the Copa America tournament on Wednesday, June 23 when they take on Colombia who are second on the Group B log at the moment. The Colombians are on four points from two games and they have two points less than Brazil.

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