FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA 2018 - SOUTH AMERICAN QUALIFICATION
11.11.2016 : BRAZIL 3-0 ARGENTINA
BRZ: Philippe Coutinho 24', Neymar 45', Paulinho 58'
BRZ : Alisson; Alves, Miranda, Marquinhos, Marcelo; Fernandinho, Renato, Paulinho; Coutinho, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar.
ARG : Romero; Zabaleta, Otamendi, Funes Mori, Mas; Perez, Mascherano, Biglia; Messi, Di Maria; Higuain
Brazil have won five straight qualifiers since Tite took charge, surging to the top of South American qualifying. Brazil beat arch rival Argentina in the 2018 World Cup finals by 3-0 win to reach in the top of the Table while Argentina dropped into sixth place in the 10-team South American qualifying group. Brazil remain top of the group with 24 points from 11 and Argentina are sixth on 16 points playing same. Top four teams qualifying automatically for the finals in Russia 2018 and the fifth-placed side going into a play-off with the Oceania winners.
First half goals from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar were followed by a third from Paulinho after 58 minutes to sink the Argentines and extend their winless run to four games. The result means Brazil remain top of the group with 24 points from 11
Brazil took the lead after 24 minutes when Neymar slipped the ball to Philippe Coutinho on the left with the deftest of touches and the Liverpool midfielder hammered an unstoppable drive into the top corner of the net. Brazilian star Neymar slotted home after taking a defence-splitting pass from Gabriel Jesus just before ending of first half..
Paulinho sealed it 13 minutes into the second period when the midfielder charged into the box between defenders and poked home a cross from Renato Augusto.
In other games, Peru beat Paraguay 4-1, Venezuelan win 5-0 win over Bolivia. Colombia drew 0-0 at home to Chile, Uruguay beat Ecuador 2-1.