The Brazil Global Tour reviews the main points of discussion after the Seleção defeated its former rivals in London
ANALYSIS – Raisa Simplicio
A penalty of Neymar on Friday night guaranteed Brazil the fifth consecutive victory of the Brazil Global Tour.
The Seleção captain scored the only goal of the game in a tough match in London.
Below, Brazil Global Tour recalls the main discussion points of Emirates Stadium.
It was not a perfect night for Neymar, but seeing Team No. 10 repeatedly taking responsibility for the team was encouraging. He constantly demanded the ball and continually began to start the attacks from his side.
Moving away from his starting position on the left, Neymar looked to change the move, to penetrate centrally and try to play with his colleagues besides a stubborn and impressive Uruguayan backline. The PSG man threw a spectacular ball that replaced Richarlison just narrowly, and kept his head cold to convert easily from the spot after Danilo won a penalty.
Of all the squad for the Brazilian national team this month, only Allan had not been closely watched by coach Tite. With Renato having to set up a trip from China shortly after an injury at Casemiro and missed some practice this week, midfielder Allan from Napoli came to Uruguay for 35 minutes and showed enough to ensure a very serious win. against Cameroon on Tuesday.
Allan injected energy and a calm in possession that impressed Tite enough to highlight his new man for specific praise after a brief but productive debut for Vasco's ex-man.
Alisson got very used to the night in his three years since becoming the best goalkeeper in Brazil. The Seleção has conceded just 8 goals in 25 games since Tite's arrival and his goalkeeper is rarely called into action.
But even Alisson could not wait for a quiet night with Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani nearby – and the Liverpool goalkeeper once again underlined why he remained ahead of Ederson on this team, making a great defense of every Uruguayan duo.
After an international call virtually fell on his lap following the injury of his friend Pedro, Everton striker Richalison has impressed everyone since his international debut in September.
Whether at the beginning or the bench, Richarlison has participated in some of the five post-World Cup games in Brazil and is fast becoming a favorite on and off the field. Despite missing out on an excellent chance to reach Uruguay as a substitute, he once again impressed and spoke on Friday night about securing his place in the Copa America next summer – few would bet against it at the moment.
Despite facing two "classics", first against Argentina and then against Uruguay, Brazil won five consecutive victories in the Brazil Global Tour since the World Cup in Russia.
While the quality of the game is often more important than the results in friendly matches, the Selecao will have great confidence to have started a new era as well. With 11 goals and five straight cleanups, Tite believes he remains on the right path, while admitting he still has work to find the right combination for the Copa America.