Big two remain perfect amid late drama


Joaquin Correa #9 celebrates after scoring Argentina's winner against Bolivia

  • Brazil and Argentina the only nations with a 100 per cent record after matchday 2
  • Comebacks and added-time goals a theme as Colombia earn late draw in Chile
  • FIFA.com reviews South America’s latest action on the road to Qatar 2022

South American qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ continued on Tuesday with a full roster of five matches, each of which produced either a late winner or stoppage-time goals. Brazil and Argentina were both forced to come from behind to collect victory and sit top of the standings with six points each.

Peru briefly harboured hopes of a famous home win over Brazil when they took the lead on the hour-mark in the only match between two Russia 2018 participants. But Neymar struck twice more completing a hat-trick as Brazil prevailed 4-2.

Argentina needed to rely on a 79th-minute winner from substitute Joaquin Correa to deny Bolivia and end their 15-year drought in La Paz.

The most drama was reserved for Santiago as Radamel Falcao turned home from close range in added-time leaving Chile just short of a much-needed win. La Roja had come from behind to lead thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal.

Paraguay inflicted late pain on an unlucky Venezuela as Gaston Gimenez netted the only goal of the game five minutes from full time.

Ecuador secured a crushing 4-2 win over visiting Uruguay whose only two goals came late on from Luiz Suarez.

FULL TIME

Bolivia 1-2 Argentina
Ecuador 4-2 Uruguay
Venezuela 0-1 Paraguay
Peru 2-4 Brazil
Chile 2-2 Colombia


FIFA World Cup qualifiers in South America (13 October 2020)



Neymar Jr. of Brazil celebrates after scoring the fourth goal of his team




Peru v Brazil – South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022




Peru v Brazil – South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022




Miguel Trauco of Peru gestures during a match between Peru and Brazil




Luis Advíncula of Peru eyes the ball 




Ricardo Gareca Coach of Peru gives instructions




Renato Tapia of Peru celebrates after scoring the second goal of his team




Neymar Jr. of Brazil celebrates the first goal of his team 




Lucas Ocampos, Nicolas Otamendi, Lionel Messi and Nicolas Tagliafico of Argentina cool off




Players of Argentina and Bolivia line up before a match




A man waves a Bolivian flag from a building next to Hernando Siles Stadium 




Argentina’s Nicolas Otamendi heads the ball against Bolivia




Lionel Scaloni coach of Argentina shouts instructions 




Cesar Farías Coach of Bolivia talks to Lionel Messi 




Joaquin Correa #9 celebrates after scoring the second goal 




Ecuador players stretch before kick-off against Uruguay




Luis Suarez of Uruguay warms up before a match between Ecuador and Uruguay




Ecuador v Uruguay – South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022




Rodrigo Bentancur of Uruguay runs for the ball with Romario Ibarra of Ecuador




Ecuador v Uruguay – South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022




Moises Caicedo of Ecuador celebrates




 Xavier Arreaga of Ecuador and Maximiliano Gomez of Uruguay run for the ball 




Ecuador v Uruguay – South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022




Chile v Colombia – South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022




Chile v Colombia – South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022




Chile v Colombia – South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022




Chile v Colombia – South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022




Chile v Colombia – South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022




Chile v Colombia – South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022




Alexis Sánchez of Chile celebrates with teammate Arturo Vidal




Chile v Colombia – South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022




Radamel Falcao García of Colombia celebrates after scoring the second goal 




Radamel Falcao García of Colombia greets Arturo Vidal of Chile


Did you know?

  • The last time Bolivia hosted Argentina in World Cup qualifying they defeated La Albiceleste 2-0 on 28 March 2017 on the road to Russia 2018 — that was also Argentina’s last defeat in World Cup qualifying
  • Both encounters between Ecuador and Uruguay in Russia 2018 qualifying ended as 2-1 results.
  • Venezuela are the only CONMEBOL nation yet to qualify for the World Cup.
  • Peru’s appearance at Russia 2018 was their first World Cup participation since Spain 1982.
  • Chile and Colombia’s match is the only fixture of Matchday 2 to feature two teams in the top 20 on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.


Source: WC2018

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