Brazil additionally received the higher of Germany in the fixture 5 years in the past on dwelling soil, profitable in a dramatic penalty shootout to assert gold medal.
Thursdays recreation was performed on the International Stadium in Yokohama — the identical venue the place Brazil beat Germany in the 2002 World Cup final.
Everton striker Richarlison’s hat-trick inside the opening half-hour had Brazil nicely on its strategy to victory once more, though second half targets from Nadiem Amiri and Ragnar Ache made it 3-2 and a nervy end.
However a late objective from Bayer Leverkusen striker Paulinho capped off the victory and gave Brazil an important opening three factors.
Elsewhere on Thursday, hosts Japan go off to a profitable begin defeating South Africa 1-0.
South Africa had been depleted by Covid-19 infections after two gamers and a video analyst examined optimistic for Covid-19 in Tokyo on Sunday.
Subsequently 18 gamers had been recognized as shut contacts and had been pressured to isolate in their respective rooms in the Tokyo Olympic Village.
A squad of 17 South Africa gamers did, although, cross pre-game Covid-19 protocols permitting for Thursday’s recreation to happen on the Tokyo Stadium.
There had been additionally a number of surprises in the men’s match with none of Spain, France or Argentina profitable their video games.