Brazil gave a show of character on Wednesday in La Plata and showed its candidate badge in the Under-20 World Cup. It is that not only did he have to endure the 'logic' fans that the Argentines had for Tunisia, but he also knew how to play for a whole time with one man less and so on and so on to score 4-1 to meet Israel in the quarterfinals next weekend.
The state of the playing field of the Único Diego Armando Maradona stadium left a lot to be desired and sows doubts in the face of the definition for the title: semis and final will be in that venue. The state of the grass was a complication when playing, since the ball did not roll normally and it became difficult for the players to foresee the pique.
If the court does not allow it, risking is as unnecessary as it is dangerous. Tunisia did not understand this and wanted to play, but they did it defectively and their goalkeeper Dries Arfaoui committed a penalty to Marcos Leonardo. Although the referee gave continuity, as the play did not end in a goal, he retraced his steps and whistled the maximum penalty.
Marcos Leonardo, one of the great figures of Brazil, gave a pass to the net and put the 1-0. The Santos striker scored his fourth goal in four games, although it would not be the only thing he did in the afternoon.
With the result in favor, the match was transformed into a Brazilian monologue and it was noticeable that the difference would stretch sooner rather than later. If there is a leader, and not only for wearing the captain's ribbon, it is Andrey Santos. The player who was bought by Chelsea, but who is on loan at Vasco Da Gama, is the conductor of his national team and has a distinctive: he has a lot of goals.
When the good guys come together it is difficult to counteract them. Marcos Leonardo assisted, in a great way, Santos, who defined cross and sentenced the 2 to 0. Within half an hour of the match, the Scratch was bulldozer and Tunisia did not seem to find a way to stop the barrage.
When the first half was over, a mistake in the Brazilian background complicated the process. Robert Renán, who would later make gestures to the Argentine fans present in La Plata, saw the direct red. After the expulsion, Tunisia recovered its pulse and gave indications of what was going to be the second half.
And those hints that Tunisia gave about the end of the first stage were a real threat during the second forty-five minutes. Brazil, with one man less, took shelter and tried to take care of its result, but it got so far behind that it suffered too much.
The danger flew over the Kaique area and they even scored a goal. Raki Aouani scored a great goal that was an injection of enthusiasm. However, the VAR charged a hand, more than controversial, and the goal was annulled.
After sheltering and not being able to pass half court, Brazil stretched the result in a very accurate counter that was capitalized perfectly by Matheus Martins, who entered the complement.
It was already mentioned that Andrey Santos is the team's soccer leader and had already written his last name on the scoreboard, but he seemed not to settle and went for more. At 10 minutes of aggregate, he ran from one area to another and defined superbly. His conditions are fabulous and he aims to be one of the great players of the future.
Although it made no difference, Tunisia scored the so-called honor, at the feet of Mahmoud Ghorbel, and said goodbye to the competition knowing that the result was long and would have deserved something more.
Brazil will face Israel next Saturday, which qualified in agonizing fashion on Tuesday. Undoubtedly, he will have as a rival a selection that is one of the revelations and that will want to continue making history, given that it is the first time he plays the Under-20 World Cup and managed to get into the top eight.