Richarlison stars as Brazil puncture German machine

Brazil's forward Richarlison (right) celebrates with teammate Antony

Brazil's forward Richarlison (right) celebrates with teammate Antony after opening the scoring against Germany during their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men's Group 'D' first round match at the Yokohama International Stadium in Yokohama on July 22, 2021.

Photo credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Sylvain Ripoll's France are looking for a first Olympic medal since winning gold in 1984, but collapsed in the second half at Tokyo Stadium
  • Brazil, who won gold for the first time when inspired by Neymar on home soil five years ago in Rio, downed Germany 4-2 in a dramatic match which saw forward Richarlison net a first-half hat-trick
  • Ivory Coast also picked up three points in Group D as AC Milan's Franck Kessie netted the match-clinching goal in a 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia

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