World News – GB – World Cup Qualifying: Hat-trick for Neymar as Brazil wins over Peru, Argentina becomes co-top

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A hat-trick from Neymar helped Brazil win 4-2 against Peru on Tuesday and a share of the lead with Argentina in the South American World Cup qualifiers Neymar scored two once there and once in extra time to lead Brazil, who have rallied twice from behind

Argentina’s Lionel Messi side dominated Bolivia 2-1, scoring their first victory in the altitude of La Paz since 2005, to also claim two wins in two starts in the group stage of the round robin The Brazil leads the standings with a higher goal difference after beating Bolivia 5-0 in Sao Paulo last week in their opener

Also on Tuesday, Colombia were held to a 2-2 draw with Chile, Uruguay lost 4-2 to Ecuador, and Paraguay beat Venezuela 1-0 away with a goal by Gastón Gimenez in the 85th minute Next playoffs in South America will be in November South America will have four direct places for the 2022 World Cup The fifth best team can advance through intercontinental playoffs

Peru started the game imposing their aggressive style and reaped the rewards in the 6th minute, with an André Carrillo right-footed volley from the edge of the box It was his third goal in the South American qualifiers, after a brace in Peru’s first 2-2 draw at Paraguay Brazil recovered and kept pushing, and Neymar’s looming presence in the box resulted in a first penalty, which the star striker calmly converted to equalize in the 28th

The Brazilians kept pushing and wasting opportunities after the break But a Renato Tapia shot deflected by substitute defender Rodrigo Caio put Peru in the lead in the 59th Only five minutes later Richarlison made 2 -2, after a close-range header from Roberto Firmino Pressure from Brazil brought in a second penalty to put Neymar back on the spot and he converted to score his 63rd goal for the national team, overtaking Ronaldo, two-time winner of the world Cup Only legendary Pelé is ahead, with 77 goals

Neymar scored again in added time, shortly after Peruvian defender Carlos Zambrano was sent off, when he kicked off a rebound after Everton Ribeiro’s shot hit the post

La Paz has old traumas for Argentina in the World Cup qualifiers The biggest was in 2009, when Bolivia won an astonishing 6-1 victory over Messi’s side The superstar also failed to impress in 2017, losing 2-0 in the Bolivian capital

History looked set to repeat itself after Marcelo Martins opened the scoring for the hosts with an easy header in the 24th minute, raising the specter of another bad day for the Argentina team at 3,600 meters (11,800 feet) above sea level in the Bolivian capital

But in the stoppage time of the first half, Bolivian defender José Carrasco failed to clear near the line and the ball hit Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez’s right leg and is went into the net The goal made Martinez the first Argentinian player other than Messi to score in World Cup qualifying since a 3-0 home win over Colombia in 2016 Seven matches have been played between

Just when the draw looked good enough for Argentina, whose players were clearly taking their time to catch their breath, Bolivia made another costly defensive mistake in the 79th Messi found Martinez on the edge of The box forward calmly helped Joaquin Correa, who beat goalkeeper Carlos Lampe with a left-footed shot

« It was a great victory at altitude, where it costs more, » Messi said on his social networks « There is still a lot to do, qualifying has just started and we are very happy with these two victories »

The Bolivian national team is mired in a political fight between the clubs and the national sports governing body Many of its main players are not qualified for the World Cup

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