A hat-trick from Neymar helped Brazil to a 4-2 victory over Peru in a 2022 World Cup qualifier in Lima on Tuesday, whereas Colombia’s Radamel Falcao got here off the bench to attain a last-gasp equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Chile in Santiago.
Peru’s Andre Carrillo bought his third purpose in two video games to place the house aspect forward after six minutes with a crisp volley from exterior the field however Neymar equalised from the spot in 28 minutes after he had been fouled.
Peru went forward once more after 59 minutes when Renato Tapias 25-metre shot hit Rodrigo Caio earlier than rolling into the web, just for Richarlison to equalise 5 minutes later.
Neymar put Brazil forward with one other penalty with seven minutes left and, after Peru’s Carlos Zambrano was despatched off, scored his 64th worldwide purpose when he stabbed house in damage time to make it 4-2.
With this hat-trick, the Paris St Germain ahead moved second on his nation’s all-time goal-scoring checklist. Solely Pele, with 77 objectives, has scored extra for Brazil than Neymar.
In Merida, Paraguay took the factors with a 1-Zero win over Venezuela, Gaston Gimenez scoring for the customer with 5 minutes left.
Brazil and Argentina high the group after successful each of their opening matches, whereas Paraguay, which drew with Peru of their opener, is third on 4 factors.
Peru’s level retains it above Venezuela and Bolivia, which has misplaced its first two matches.
The subsequent spherical of video games happen subsequent month.
The highest 4 from the 10-team group qualify instantly for Qatar with the fifth-placed aspect going into an inter-confederation playoff.
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Jefferson Lerma put Colombia forward after seven minutes when he took benefit of poor marking to steal in on the far publish and head house a deep cross from the suitable.
A penalty from Arturo Vidal after 38 minutes and an opportunist purpose from Alexis Sanchez three minutes earlier than halftime then put Chile within the driving seat.
However Falcao was readily available in a packed penalty field to clip a shot from Johan Mojica into the web and provides Colombia a deserved share of the factors.
Chile, which conceded a late purpose in opposition to Uruguay to lose its opener 2-1, is on one level alongside Peru within the 10-team South American group, forward of solely Venezuela and Bolivia.
The subsequent spherical of matches takes place from November 12-17, with Chile at house to Peru after which away in Venezuela. Colombia hosts Uruguay after which travels to face Ecuador.