Brazil beat Uruguay 2-0 at Montevideo as Arthur Melo and Richarlison strikes extend Selecao lead in FIFA World Cup qualifiers to 12 points.
Brazil have already gone unbeaten from their first three qualifying games after beating Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela to top the South American table with 9 points, and have added another victory to make it four-out-of-four for Tite’s side.
Arthur put Brazil ahead after 33 minutes. Danilo crossed it to Gabriel Jesus, who held it up well and laid it off to Arthur, whose shot beat Martins Campana.
Within some few minutes, Uruguay’s Darwin Nunez smashed the ball against the crossbar as Brazil escaped conceding their third goal of the qualifying round.
Brazil have conceded just two goals so far with all coming against Peru in October when the leaders won the tie 4-2 in Lima.
A superb Renan Lodi cross was firmly headed into the bottom corner by Richarlison and gave Brazil a 2-0 lead at the break. Today’s three points makes it 5 Brazilian wins, 5 draws and 1 victory for Uruguay in World Cup qualifying head-to-head.
Meanwhile, Uruguay were reduced to 10-man in the second half after Manchester United summer signing Edinson Cavani was shown the red card in huge VAR controversy.
He was adjudged to have deliberately trodden on the back of Richarlison’s ankle and was shown a red card.
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