After putting Tite’s side into a lead by scoring a tap-in from close quarters, the Tottenham forward turned on the style with a ridiculous strike.
While it seemed as if the former Everton talisman had made a meal of Vinicius Jr.’s pass with his first touch, the finish that followed was nothing short of extraordinary.
On a day where big names such as Neymar, Raphinha and Lucas Paqueta were far from their best, the 25-year-old shone and how.
However, the great Luis Figo may have question marks about where Richarlison’s belter should be adjusted the goal of the tournament.
Figo is in two minds about whether Spurs’ No.9 has scored the best goal at Qatar so far
The Portuguese icon told Sports 18, “Well, it’s beautiful to see. I don’t know if the control was the best but the finish was great.”
“I don’t know if it was the goal of the tournament, because the Saudi [Arabia] goal [Salem Aldawasari] was beautiful too.”
Does Figo have a point?
In all honestly, this is a subjective discussion.
Aldawasari beat a series of defenders before slotting the ball into the top bins, while Richarlison’s goal is a moment of pure individual brilliance.
But then the former’s final strike is a lot more repeatable in comparison to the latter’s, which was a rare moment of magic.
Luis Figo is entitled to his own opinion but Richarlison’s screamer against Serbia deserves to be crowned the goal of the tournament so far.