Brazil registered a narrow win over Peru at the Estadio Nacional De Lima, Peru in the World Cup qualification game. The Fernando Donoz coached side displayed quality performances to bag three crucial points in a thrilling encounter. Brazil undoubtedly were the better of the two sides as they created more chances and capitalised on them more often than their opponents.
The team had 62% of the ball possession and attempted 9 shots throughout the 90 minutes. Following this win Brazil are now at the top of the table with 6 points in 2 matches besides a goal difference of +5.
The game began with both the sides seeking their chances to build some momentum early on in the game. The Selecao definitely were the side that looked to be more comfortable with the ball in their possession in the beginning. The side thought that they had opened the scoring in the 17th minute when Raphinha scored from close range on the rebound only for the offside flag to halt the celebrations.
Brazil had another goal of theirs chopped off by VAR in the 29th minute when Richarlison’s precise header beat Gallese to end up into the net. Richarlison’s being inches behind the last defender resulted in the goal being ruled out by VAR eventually.
The second half didn’t really see any major moments as neither of the sides came close to scoring. Both the side used the early phase of the second half as a time to bring in some substitutional changes thereby trying to strengthen their grip over the game. Peru made three changes in an attempt to add some fresh legs on the pitch.
Brazil however still continued to dominate without any sort of trouble. The side eventually managed to take the lead in the 90th minute. Neymar’s brilliant inswinging corner kick found Marquinhos inside the box who managed to head the ball past Gallese to put Brazil ahead in the dying minutes of the game. FT:- Brazil 1-0 Peru.