World Cup Qualifier: South America Zone

Argentina - Lionel Messi breaks another record
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The teams from South America have played the world cup qualifier today. Both Argentina and Brazil have won against Bolivia and Peru while Leo Messi breaks another record. Lionel Messi becomes the top scorer of all the South American teams surpassing Brazil Legend Pele’s 77 goals. On the other side, Brazil got full three points beating Peru.

Messi Scored Hattrick

The Copa America Winner Lionel Messi scored an impressive hat-trick against Bolivia. With his three goals, Argentina won by 3-0 against Bolivia in the World Cup Qualifying match at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires.

In the 14th minute of the game, Leo Messi scored his first goal from L. Paredes’s assists. The second goal comes in the second half. In 64 minutes, the Argentine superstar Messi scored another goal. The third and the final goal was dramatic. Defender G. Pezzella took a shot on the goal, but the goalkeeper stopped it. Messi overtakes the defender and shoots the ball. Finally, the ball found the net. This is how Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and surpassed Pele’s record.

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Brazil beat Peru

Brazil are holding the top spot in the points table of the South America zone. Brazil won the last five matches in the FIFA World Cup Qualifier. They beat Peru by 2-0 on Thursday night. Peru is a difficult opponent to play. Their players are physically very strong. Moreover, their players do foul a lot. On Thursday night game, the referee booked a total of nine yellow cards for both team players.

However, Brazil created some good chances and scored two goals. In the 14th minute, E. Ribeiro scored the first goal, which was provided by Neymar. Neymar also got a goal in the first half. Peru tried to break the Brazil defense, but couldn’t make it. So, after 90 minutes, Brazil won by 2-0 over Peru.

Colombia VS Chile

Another high voltage match was held on Thursday night between Colombia and Chile, where Colombia beat them by 3-1. Both teams played attacking football. Colombia got a penalty in the 19th minute, and Colombian striker Miguel Borja successfully took the penalty. He scored another goal just after the penalty. Chile returned a goal in 56 minutes. But it wasn’t enough to save the game. Moreover, they conceded the third goal in 74 minutes. With this match, Colombia climb up on the fifth position on the table while Chile are in the 8th.