As Brazil thrashed Tunisia 5-1 in a friendly in Paris on Tuesday, Richarlison was the target of a banana thrown from the crowd, while Neymar moved closer to Pele’s all-time scoring record for the five-time world champions.

The game at Parc des Princes was also briefly halted in the first half after the crowd was asked twice not to point laser pens at Brazil players.

The Selecao dominated in the first half of their final match before heading to Qatar for the World Cup, with Raphinha scoring twice and Neymar moving within two goals of Pele’s record.

Richarlison also scored, and Pedro scored as a second-half substitute before bowing in front of the crowd in celebration in response to more boos and missiles.

Tite’s Brazil will enter the World Cup Group G opener against Serbia on November 24 on a 15-match unbeaten streak dating back to last year’s Copa America final loss to Argentina.

The stage was set for a heated match when a large number of Tunisian fans jeered the Brazilian national anthem before kickoff.

Brazil created the game’s first clear-cut chance when Neymar slipped a pass through for Lucas Paqueta, but he could only fire into the sidenetting.

Casemiro clipped the ball over the top, and Barcelona winger Raphinha directed a wonderful looping header over Tunisia goalkeeper Aymen Dahmen and into the net in the 12th minute.

Six minutes later, Jalel Kadri’s men responded.

Anis Slimane’s outswinging free-kick was met by defender Montassar Talbi, who sent a powerful header into the bottom corner past goalkeeper Alisson.

Brazil were back in front just seconds later, as Raphinha sent Richarlison in behind to drill a strike through Dahmen’s legs for his third goal in two games, following a double against Ghana.

Tottenham’s forward celebrated in front of Tunisian fans, who retaliated by throwing a banana and plastic cups at him.

Before extra security guards took up residence on the side of the field, Fred kicked the banana off the pitch.

Neymar scores a penalty.

Brazil nearly extended their lead when Paqueta finished a fine turn with a low shot that Dahmen tipped wide.

However, Casemiro was brought down in the box from the resulting corner, and Neymar stepped up to score his 75th international goal from the penalty spot, despite having lasers pointed at his face.

Brazil continued to breeze past the visitors’ defence, and Raphinha scored again in the 40th minute, firing in off the post from the edge of the box.

Tunisia’s pre-halftime woes worsened when Dylan Bronn brought down Neymar and was harshly sent off following a brief melee between the two teams.

Tunisia improved significantly after the break, but Brazil scored again with 16 minutes remaining on Flamengo forward Pedro’s first goal for his country.

Earlier on Tuesday, World Cup hosts Qatar held Chile to a 2-2 draw in Vienna despite a late penalty miss by Alexis Sanchez.

Canada, who are preparing for their first World Cup since 1986, were defeated 2-0 in Bratislava by Uruguay, with Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez scoring his third international goal.

Sardar Azmoun’s late goal earned Iran a 1-1 tie with African champions Senegal.

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