Brazil stay perfect, Uruguay and Chile victorious

Brazil stay perfect, Uruguay and Chile victorious
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14 November 2020
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Brazil edged Venezuela thanks to a Roberto Firmino goal, which saw them remain as the only team in South America with a perfect record after three matches in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifying, while Uruguay and Chile both put up a valuable three points on the board after wins over Colombia and Peru respectively.

Venezuela put in a valiant performance in Sao Paulo but ultimately came up empty handed as Firmino capitalised on La Vinotinto's failure to clear a cross following superb build-up play by Tite's men and stabbed home from close range. Brazil's 100-per-cent record remained in tact, while Venezuela join Bolivia as the only two teams left in the region still in search of their first points.

Earlier in the day, Uruguay bounced back from their defeat by Ecuador last time out and dispatched of Colombia with a convincing 3-0 win thanks to goals from Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez and Darwin Nunez to give Oscar Tabarez his 100th win as Uruguay head coach. Arturo Vidal scored a first-half brace - the first a wonder goal from outside the penalty box hit into the top corner - and led Chile to a 2-0 victory over Peru in Santiago which saw them record their first win of the campaign.

Relive how another exhilarating day of World Cup qualifying in South America unfolded.

Did you know?

  • Suarez (63 goals) went outright fourth on South America’s all-time leading marksmen, outranking Ronaldo (62 goals). The 33-year-old is only one goal shy of Neymar, with Lionel Messi (71) and Pele (77) out in front.
  • The win was Oscar Tabarez's 100th as head coach of Uruguay.
  • Cavani has now scored 16 goals in 39 World Cup qualifiers.
  • Suarez became the first South American in history to score 25 goals in World Cup qualifying.
  • Uruguay inflicted Colombia's heaviest home defeat in a competitive match in 82 years.

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