This morning, Brazil beat Ecuador (2-0), thus adding its fifth victory in five matches in the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, although the seventh round is currently underway (the fifth and sixth rounds have been postponed).
In a match held in Porto Alegre, the team coached by Tite advanced in the 65th minute through Richarlison, passing Neymar.
He confirmed the victory in the 90th + 4th minute with a penalty kick by Neymar in the second minute after he saved goalkeeper Dominguez. The Benfica Everton player was an unused substitute.
With this goal, Neymar, who completed his 104th match, continued to count 65 goals, leaving only 12 goals behind Pele (77 goals in 92 matches).
Brazil leads the region with 15 points, ahead of Argentina, with 11 points, which tied the previous day with Chile (1-1). And the qualifiers continue, Tuesday, with the eighth round. The first four guarantee a live place, and the fifth goes to the Intercontinental Playoffs.
1. Brazil matches 5/15 points
2. Argentina 5/11
3. Ecuador 5/9
4. Paraguay 5/7
5- Uruguay 5/7
6- Colombia 5/7
7- Chile 5/5
8- Bolivia 5/4
9. Venezuela 5/3
10. Peru 5/1