Neymar broke Ronaldo’s record with a hat-trick, while Argentina beat Bolivia 2-1
São Paulo, Ep. With the help of a hat-trick from Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, Brazil defeated Peru 4–2 in a qualifying match for South American World Cup football. Neymar broke Ronaldo’s record .
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Brazil and Argentina have the same six points each in the points table, but Brazil are on top by goal difference. Along with this Neymar also achieved a special achievement during the match. He has come second in scoring the most goals for his national team and has overtaken compatriot Ronaldo in this regard.
Neymar converted the penalty twice while scoring in injury time. In this match played on Tuesday, Peru’s Andre Cario gave the team an early lead in the sixth minute but Neymar scored on a penalty in the 28th minute to make it 1-1. In the second half too, Peru again beat Brazil in the match and this time Renato Tapia scored from inside the box in the 59th minute to give the team a 2–1 lead.
Meanwhile, Rechalison made a comeback to Brazil in the 64th minute, then Neymar converted a penalty in the 83rd minute to give the team a 3–2 lead. After this Neymar did not stop here and scored in the 90 + 4th minute to give the team a 4–2 victory. However, in the 86th and 89th minute, Peru’s Carlos Cassada and Carlos Jambrano were eliminated from the match by showing red cards.
At the same time, Argentina led by Leon Messi defeated Bolivia 2–1. This is his first win since 2005 at LaPauge. He has won both his matches so far in the round robin stage. Messi said, ‘This is our good win. There are many matches left. The qualifiers have just started and we are happy to register two wins. In other matches played on Tuesday, Colombia drew 2–2 to Chile while Uruguay suffered a 2–4 defeat to Ecuador. Paraguay beat Venezuela 1–0.
Highest goal scorer for Brazil
Player, goal, match
Pele, 77, 92
Neymar, 64, 103
Ronaldo, 62, 98
Romario, 55, 70
Geico, 48, 71
Germany stopped Switzerland on a draw
Germany bounced back after trailing by two goals and held Switzerland 3–3 in the match of the Nations League football tournament, while Ukraine managed to defeat Spain for the first time.
The Swiss team took a 2–0 lead at one time with goals from Mario Gavranovic (fifth) and Remo Früller (26th minute). Timo Werner scored the first goal for Germany in the 28th minute. Switzerland were ahead 2–1 until the first half. Kai Howertz equaled Germany in the 55th minute, but Gavranovic scored his second goal in the next minute to put the Swiss team ahead again. Sergei Ganabari scored an equalizer for Germany in the 60th minute.
In Group Four, Ukraine beat Spain 1–0 in a match played in Kiev. Substitute Viktor Cygankov scored a decisive goal for Ukraine in the 76th minute. Spain now have seven points from four matches. He is one point ahead of Germany and Ukraine. Switzerland are at the bottom of the group after playing two draws.