FRecord soccer world champions Brazil continued their triumphant advance to the 2022 finals in Qatar in the South American World Cup qualifiers. Without the injured superstar Neymar, the Selecao celebrated a 2-0 (2-0) Prestige win at arch rivals Uruguay.
Arthur von Juventus Turin with his first international goal (34th) and England legionnaire Richarlison (45th / FC Everton) ensured Brazil’s third win in a row in Montevideo. After striker Luis Suarez, who tested positive for COVID-19 before the game, Uruguay also lost its second superstar prematurely because Edinson Cavani saw the red card for foul (71st).
When Argentina 2-0 (2-0) in Peru was again on Nicolas Gonzalez from Stuttgart. As on Thursday, the VfB striker scored the 1-1 draw against Paraguay and, after skillfully taking the ball, took the lead from close range in the 17th minute, which Lautaro Martinez (28th) from Inter Milan extended before the break.
Ecuador outclasses Colombia
However, the sensation team of the hour is Ecuador, which outclassed Colombia 6-1 (4-1) on matchday four. Under national coach Gustavo Alfaro (58), Ecuador has the best storm of the Eliminatorias with 13 goals.
Two cellar children caused surprises. Venezuela scored its first victory with the first goals in the current competition, beating favorite Chile 2: 1 (1: 1) despite the fourth goal of the former Munich and Leverkusen player Arturo Vidal. At least Bolivia celebrated the first point win at 2: 2 (2: 1) in Paraguay.
Brazil starts the new year with the optimum yield of twelve points, followed by Argentina (10) and Ecuador (9). Paraguay and Uruguay are fighting with six points each for fourth place, which still guarantees a direct ticket to the desert World Cup. In March, the duels Colombia against Brazil and Argentina against Uruguay will continue.