Neymar hat-trick places Brazil ahead of Peru, Argentina
Brazil and Argentina top the group after winning both of their opening matches in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers,
while Paraguay, who drew with Peru in their opener, are third on four points.
Neymar scored a hat-trick to become the second-highest scorer in Brazil’s history as the Copa America
champions won 4-2 away to 10-man Peru in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
Neymar hat-trick places Brazil ahead of Peru, Argentina, The goals took Neymar to 64 international strikes,
two more than Ronaldo but still well behind Pele’s record of 77.
Lionel Messi’s Argentina lineup topped Bolivia 2-1, scoring its first win in the altitude of La Paz since 2005,
to also make it two victories from two starts in the round-robin group stage.
Brazil leads the standings with a superior goal difference after thrashing Bolivia 5-0 in Sao Paulo last week in
its opening game.