World News – UA – World Cup qualifiers: Neymar’s hat-trick brings Brazil to Peru, Argentina and Bolivia Hoodoo


Neymar scored a hat-trick to become the second-highest scorer in Brazilian history as the Copa America champions won 4-2 away against 10 -man Peru in qualifying for World Cup Tuesday

The goals led Neymar to 64 international strikes, two more than Ronaldo but still well behind Pelé’s record of 77

Elsewhere, Joaquin Correa scored the winner with 11 minutes left as Argentina worked to a 2-1 win over Bolivia to maintain their 100% record after two matches

Peru took the lead twice thanks to Andre Carrillo and a sharply deflected strike from Renato Tapia, but two controversial penalties from Neymar, a third injury time and a close-range strike from Richarlison kept the start of the victory going of the Selecao to qualify for Qatar 2022

Carrillo opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a 20-yard volley after making up for Marquinhos’ weak clearance

Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese then turned Firmino down from start to finish after looking certain to touch home from Richarlison’s padded header

Brazil dominated the ball, but Peru’s quick forwards looked dangerous on the counterattack and goalkeeper Weverton had to be vigilant to prevent a shot from Christofer Gonzales

But Neymar sent Gallese the wrong way after Yoshimar Yotun was penalized for pulling his shirt in the box

Out of nowhere, Tapia’s long-range speculative strike deflected Rodrigo Caio and got Weverton on the wrong foot at 59 minutes

The lead only lasted a few minutes before Richarlison hit a Firmino header from a corner above the line to restore parity

The winner came seven minutes from time as Carlos Zambrano was severely accused of fouling Neymar

The worst was yet to come for Zambrano as he was sent off minutes later for a stray elbow that caught Richarlison and Neymar pierced the last nail in Peru’s coffin after Gallese knocked back a shot from Everton Ribeiro

Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina claimed a second straight win after Thursday’s 1-0 win over Ecuador

Marcelo Moreno Martins had given Bolivia a deserved lead, but Argentina scored a fortuitous equalizer thanks to Lautaro Martinez

Bolivia should have been in the lead at six minutes when Argentina goalkeeper Franco Armani was caught on his line but Moreno Martins sent his header from an angle to the roof of the net

Moreno Martins made amends in the 24th minute as he passed between Argentina’s center-backs to propel an eight-meter header after Alejandro Chumacero was allowed to run from halfway into the surface area of ​​visitors before going to the left

Argentina’s equalizer came out comically when Jose Carrasco tried to clear the ball from his six-yard box after cutting Martinez’s cross but he cleared the ball from the shin of the ‘striker and former goalkeeper Carlos Lampe

Lionel Messi, who had an otherwise calm game, and Martinez then combined to pitch Correa to beat the winner

They took the lead in the 15th minute as Moises Caicedo headed off a cross from Angel Mena

Both teams had a goal ruled out following a VAR review before Michael Estrada doubled the advantage on the stroke of half-time, shooting from inside the box after a center-back error Uruguayan Diego Godin

Uruguay were once again denied by VAR before Ecuador climbed straight to the other end where Estrada slammed into Valencia’s 20-meter rear wheel

Ecuador’s final goal was a work of art as Alan Franco’s reverse pass confused the Uruguay defense and Gonzalo Plata rolled his foot on the ball to engage slippery defender Ronald Araujo and goalkeeper Martin Campana before stroking the ball in the far corner

Luis Suarez scored his record 61st and 62nd goals for Uruguay with a pair of late penalties that were nothing more than consolation

Radamel Falcao equalized added time as Colombia recovered a point in a 2-2 draw with Chile

Jefferson Lerma gave Colombia an early lead, but Chile reversed the game in Quito at half-time with strikes from Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez

Gaston Gimenez scored a late winner before goalkeeper Anthony Silva saved a Yangel Herrera penalty as Paraguay won 1-0 in Venezuela

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