Brazil were absolutely clinical in their 2-0 win against Peru in their World Cup qualifying match played in Recife today.
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Everton Ribiero got his second goal in two games scored the first goal as he side-footed the ball into the net after 15 minutes following very good work by the team’s talismanic forward, Neymar as he dispossessed Anderson Santamaría in the back and gave a good cross to allow Everton to score that goal. Peru wasn’t too happy with that call as they alleged that a foul by Neymar took place during the build-up of the first goal but the referee did not pay any heed to any of their complaints as the goal stood.
Neymar scored the second goal of the game during the 41st minute as a strike as Everton fired a strike from around the edge of the box which was blocked by Peruvian goalkeeper Pedro Gallese. Neymar took advantage of the deflection and slotted it home to make it two goals for Brazil.
Both teams will feel that they were hard done by the decisions during the first half as both teams had penalty calls which could have been given but were not due to the official Wilmar Roldan from Colombia being slightly lenient with the proceedings of the match.
In the second half, nothing of note took place with the game becoming more about Brazil being comfortable about the lead they had. There were fouls aplenty during the half and things did turn physical with the most notable incident being Lucas Paqueta carded for a very reckless high boot. Gabriel Barbosa, too, was very physical with his late challenges.
Ultimately, Brazil felt comfortable enough to win the match and stay at the top of the CONMEBOL FIFA World Cup qualifying table with 24 points, six ahead of Argentina. The top four in the 10-team group qualify automatically for the finals and the fifth-placed side goes into an inter-regional playoff.