The scorer of two goals for Tottenham in the 2-0 win over Olympique de Marseille, on Wednesday (7), striker Richarlison was the most prominent among the Brazilians in the first round of the Champions League 2022/23.
In his sixth match with the English club, Richarlison was finally disappointed and scored his first goals in the London team shirt, specifically in his first appearance in the Champions League.
In this first round, in addition to Richarlison, only one Brazilian has scored: Vinicius Junior, who opened the scoring in Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Celtic-ESC, away from home.
In all, of the 46 Brazilians registered in this edition of the Champions League, only 22 entered the field, 17 of whom are title holders. Red Bull Salzburg drew 1-1 with Milan-ITA, the only starting player was striker Fernando, of the Austrian national team, who provided the assist. During the match, defender Bernardo from Salzburg and striker Junior Messias from Milan attended.
In Shakhtar Donetsk’s shock 4-1 win over RB Leipzig, Germany, full-back Lucas Taylor started the Ukrainian team, playing the full 90 minutes. in victory Real Madrid, in addition to Vinicius Junior, defender Eder Militao started, but was replaced in the first half after suffering an injury. At the end of the match, in the 35th minute, Rodrigo replaced Vini Junior.
In Benfica’s 2-0 win over Israel’s Maccabi Haifa, David Neres started in the Portuguese national team, but was substituted in the 20th minute of the second half. In Manchester City’s 4-0 win over Sevilla, goalkeeper Ederson was the foundation of the English team. In the Spanish team, left-back Alex Telles started at the start, but left in the 12th minute of the second half.
Completing Tuesday’s matches with a victory for Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar Marquinhos was key players in the French national team, in the 2-1 victory over Juventus, in which defender Bremer and right-back Danilo participated. Neymar, with a decisive pass, was the highlight of the Brazilians in the match.
On Wednesday, in Sporting Bohr’s 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt, in Germany, we had two key players: defender Tota, for the German team, and left-back Mateus Reis, for the Portuguese team. In Napoli’s 4-1 defeat at Liverpool, there were three starting players in the English team (goalkeeper Alisson, midfielder Fabinho and striker Roberto Firmino, who was replaced in the second half). In the last stage, midfielder Arthur made his debut for Liverpool.
In Atletico Madrid’s 2-1 victory over Porto, we had 4 Brazilians, but only in the Portuguese national team: striker Pepe, midfielder Galino and striker Evanelson, in addition to striker Gabriel Veron, who came in the second half. In the victory of Tottenham, in addition to Richarlison, the English team had the right-back Emerson Royal at the start. For Olympique, quarterback Gerson played for 50 minutes.
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