Richarlison becomes first Premier League player to score hat-trick at Olympics as Everton ace hits first-half treble for Brazil against Germany

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Richarlison becomes first Premier League player to score hat-trick at Olympics as Everton ace hits first-half treble for Brazil against Germany


Brazil were in the mood for the Tokyo Olympics as the Selecao hit three in the first half of their 4-2 opening win against Germany.

Everton ace Richarlison netted all three goals inside 30 minutes as the six-time Olympic gold medallists got their campaign off in fine style.

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Richarlison is tearing it up for Brazil in Tokyo already

With the treble, Richarlison became the first player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick at the Games.

The 24-year-old got his first after Antony deliciously played him through on goal with a defence-splitting pass.

The Toffees ace took his shot early from just inside the area but the goalkeeper saved it before he followed up to hit the rebound on the half-volley into the net.

Richarlison got the second with his head from close range following some good work from Arana on the flanks.

Paulinho also found the net for the Selecao

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Paulinho also found the net for the Selecao

And he completed his treble inside the half hour mark, cutting in on his right foot, before picking his spot and curling the ball into the far corner.

The match finished 4-2 with Germany managing to pull two goals back but Brazil held on and capped off their win with a late goal from Paulinho.

It was a brilliant display from Richarlison, though, and Everton fans will be hoping he can continue his good form under new boss Rafael Benitez – though he won’t be there for the start of the season due to his participation at the Games.

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The Spaniard has returned to the Premier League to take the Goodison Park hot-seat and he’s already added three new faces to his ranks.

Andros Townsend, Demarai Gray and Asmir Begovic have all signed with the Blues outfit.





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