The targets took Neymar to 64 worldwide strikes, two greater than Ronaldo however nonetheless effectively behind Pele’s report of 77.
Elsewhere, Joaquin Correa scored the winner 11 minutes from time as Argentina laboured to a 2-1 victory over Bolivia to take care of their 100 % report after two matches.
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Peru twice took the lead via Andre Carrillo and a closely deflected strike from Renato Tapia, however two controversial Neymar penalties, an damage time third and a detailed vary strike from Richarlison maintained the Selecao’s successful begin to qualifying for Qatar 2022.
Carrillo opened the scoring on six minutes with a dipping volley from 20 yards after latching onto Marquinhos’s weak clearance.
Peru Goalkeeper Pedro Gallese then denied Firmino from level clean vary after he appeared sure to faucet residence from Richarlison’s cushioned header.
Brazil dominated the ball however Peru’s pacey forwards appeared harmful on the counter-attack and visiting goalkeeper Weverton needed to be alert to maintain out a shot from Christofer Gonzales.
However Neymar despatched Gallese the incorrect method from the spot after Yoshimar Yotun was penalised for tugging his shirt within the field.
Out of nowhere, Tapia’s speculative long-range strike took a depraved deflection off Rodrigo Caio and wrong-footed Weverton on 59 minutes.
The lead lasted just a few minutes earlier than Richarlison touched a Firmino header from a nook over the road to revive parity.
The winner got here seven minutes from time as Carlos Zambrano was harshly adjudged to have fouled Neymar.
Worse was nonetheless to return for Zambrano as he was despatched off minutes later for a stray elbow that caught Richarlison and Neymar drilled residence the ultimate nail in Peru’s coffin after Gallese spilled a shot from Everton Ribeiro.
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Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina earned a second slim victory in a row following Thursday’s 1-Zero win over Ecuador.
Marcelo Moreno Martins had given hosts Bolivia a deserved lead however Argentina scored a fortuitous equaliser via Lautaro Martinez.
Bolivia ought to have been forward on six minutes when Argentina goalkeeper Franco Armani was caught off his line however Moreno Martins despatched his header from an angle onto the roof of the web.
Moreno Martins made amends on 24 minutes as he rose between Argentina’s center-backs to energy residence a header from eight yards after Alejandro Chumacero was allowed to run from midway into the guests’ field earlier than crossing from the left.
Argentina’s equaliser got here in comical vogue as Jose Carrasco tried to clear the ball out of his six yard field after chopping out Martinez’s cross, however he shanked the ball off the ahead’s shin and previous goalkeeper Carlos Lampe.
Lionel Messi, who had an in any other case quiet recreation, and Martinez then mixed to tee up Correa to thrash residence the winner.
Ecuador completely dominated Uruguay in a 4-2 victory in Quito.
They took the lead on 15 minutes as Moises Caicedo flicked residence a header from an Angel Mena cross.
Each side had a purpose dominated out following a VAR evaluation earlier than Michael Estrada doubled the benefit on the stroke of half-time, rifling residence from contained in the field after a mistake by veteran Uruguay center-back Diego Godin.
Uruguay have been denied once more by VAR earlier than Ecuador went straight up the opposite finish the place Estrada cracked residence Valencia’s backheel from 20 yards.
Ecuador’s remaining purpose was a murals as Alan Franco’s reverse cross bemused Uruguay’s defence and Gonzalo Plata rolled his foot over the ball to commit each sliding defender Ronald Araujo and goalkeeper Martin Campana earlier than stroking the ball into the far nook.
Luis Suarez scored his record-extending 61st and 62nd targets for Uruguay with a pair of late penalties that have been not more than a comfort.
Radamel Falcao scored an damage time equaliser as Colombia salvaged some extent in a 2-2 attract Chile.
Jefferson Lerma gave Colombia an early lead however Chile turned the match in Quito round by half-time with strikes from Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez.
Gaston Gimenez scored a late winner earlier than goalkeeper Anthony Silva saved a penalty from Yangel Herrera as Paraguay received 1-Zero in Venezuela.