WATCH: Raphinha scores screamer as Brazil take lead against Colombia

The FC Barcelona winger Raphinha scored directly from a free-kick during the 12th minute of the game against Colombia at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara tonight.

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In Brazil's Copa America 2024 group stage match versus Colombia at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Tuesday night, American footballer Raphinha, a star of Barcelona, scored an incredible goal. During the 12th minute, the winger for FC Barcelona gave Brazil the lead with an incredible free kick. 

Although Raphinha did not start in the playing XI for Brazil's match against Paraguay, the FC Barcelona player surprised everyone after he began the game ahead of Savinho for the match against Colombia despite Raphinha's lackluster performance in the first game. Raphinha’s selection has definitely paid off for Brazil head coach Dorival Júnior.

To avoid a daunting quarterfinal matchup with Uruguay, the Canarinho must defeat Colombia to end the first round as Group D winners. Raphinha's goal certainly increased the Seleção's chances of accomplishing their aim.

Raphinha set to stay at FC Barcelona even if the club signs Nico Williams

One of the official names that FC Barcelona would target in this transfer window is Nico Williams. The winger might arrive at FC Barcelona without requiring the sale of Raphinha. Unlike Luis Díaz, who would have needed to negotiate with Liverpool, the Spanish winger would quit Athletic Club upon submitting his termination clause. 

Athletic Bilbao's winger has left a lasting impression on everyone, particularly in the City of Barcelona. As two of the major forces of Spain's victory in the continental championship, the duo consisting of Lamine Yamal and Williams has had a significant impact on the UEFA Euro 2024. Williams was simply unstoppable during their round of 16 clash at the tournament against Georgia where Spain were able to prevail 4-1 despite a shaky start. 

The sale of Raphinha would not be a prerequisite for the star winger's joining during the current transfer window. Despite the fact that the club would face a "obstacle" if Nico's requirements were not met, the entrance of the extreme on Hansi Flick's team is actually the subject of an illusion. 

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