Richarlison Plays Key Role In Brazil Win

Everton forward Richarlison made a near-immediate impact from the substitutes' bench as Brazil beat Japan 1-0 in an international friendly on Monday.

Richarlison was introduced after 71 minutes of the Tokyo clash and wasted no time in making his presence felt. 

Just four minutes after entering the fray, Richarlison looked poised to fire his country ahead when he seized on a loose ball after Neymar's shot was saved, only for the Toffees attacker to be tripped in the penalty box by Japan's Wataru Endo.

The referee duly pointed to the spot and Neymar slotted home from 12 yards for the game's winning goal.

Brazil finished the game with 21 shots to the home team's seven but had been frustrated by a well-organised Japan outfit, who defended resolutely to keep the five-time world champions at bay.

Neymar's penalty, however, ensured Tite's team stretched their unbeaten record to 12 matches.

Richarlison was making his 36th senior international appearance. He has scored 14 goals for his country, the latest of which coming in Brazil's 5-1 victory over South Korea on Thursday.

Pictured: Richarlison celebrates with Neymar after winning goal against Japan.