Brazilian forward Richarlison scored a hat-trick in the first half as his team beat Germany 4-2 on the first matchday of the men’s football at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Thursday, which saw a number of unexpected results.
In a recap of the Rio Olympic final in 2016, Richarlison netted three times in just 30 minutes into the Group D match. Brazil’s failure to convert a penalty before the end of the first half set the tone for Germany’s comeback later.
Germany pulled one back in the second half with a superb strike from Nadiem Amiri, before moving closer to 3-2 despite being down to 10 men. However, Paulinho set the final score at 4-2 with a goal in the stoppage time.