Bruno Guimaraes reacts with two-words after Gabriel Martinelli's display in Brazil’s World Cup win last night
Brazil once again showed their credentials as one of the favourites to win the World Cup last night.
A phenomenal first-half display against South Korea put the game to bed before the half-time whistle blew.
He’s now Arsenal’s sole representative in the squad after Gabriel Jesus withdrew with a knee injury.
And while Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta sweats over the time frame of Jesus’ injury, Martinelli continues to impress for the Selecao.
The 21-year-old wasn’t a guaranteed member of Brazil’s squad, but certainly hasn’t looked out of place in his three appearances.
Brazil raced into a four-goal lead before half-time, playing some of the best football seen at the tournament so far.
It allowed Tite to rest a number of his key players, and even give third-choice goalkeeper Weverton a run out.
Martinelli looks right at home at the World Cup in Qatar, and judging by Brazil’s form won’t be returning to the Emirates soon.
Martinelli impresses again at the World Cup
The young Brazilian posted on Instagram after the match, and simply used the caption, “Quarter finals”.
Guimaraes clearly loved what he saw from Brazil’s number 26, and replied, “Marti show”.
Martinelli managed 18 touches during his cameo last night, and only misplaced one pass.
He failed to have a shot, but Brazil were cruising by the time he came onto the pitch.
Martinelli did witness South Korea’s last goal at the World Cup, a thunderbolt from Paik Seung-ho.
However, there was no risk of an incredible comeback as Brazil saw the game out comfortably.
He’s been impressing his Brazilian counterparts in Qatar, with Thiago Silva calling him a ‘special’ player.
And despite Brazil losing their final group game when Martinelli started, he received plenty of praise from the media back home.
Brazil now have a tie against Croatia in the quarter-finals to prepare for, and could be just three matches away from winning a sixth World Cup.
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