SAO PAULO (EFE) – This Friday in Sao Paulo the Brazilian team gave the most severe win on the first date of the South American qualifying rounds of the World Cup in Qatar, 5-0 against Bolivia, with a double from Roberto Firmino, both goals from Marquinhos and Philippe Coutinho and an own goal from José María Carrasco.
Shortly before, Colombia beat Venezuela 3-0 in Barranquilla to fix the widest differences in the day that began on Thursday with three games.
Bolivia’s resistance lasted just 16 minutes, at which point Marquinhos capitalized headlong into a center tailored to Danilo.
The Brazilian team, who had not played for almost a year, showed order and pause to surround the Green’s exits and affirm its superiority.
Firmino extended the lead at the end of half an hour after a maneuver by the left-handed side Renán Lodi, who now owns that position.
Just four minutes after the restart, the Liverpool striker scored the second of his personal account at the end of a play started by Neymar, which until the last minute was a doubt due to a lumbar pain from which he seemed fully recovered today.
Rodrygo, Real Madrid forward, participated in the maneuver that could have resulted in his first goal with Canarinha, but which was validated as an own goal by defender Carrasco in the 66th minute.
The finishing touch to the pupils of Venezuelan coach César Farías was put by Coutinho in the 73rd minute.
The second day, to be played on Tuesday, October 13, will take the Brazilians to Lima to face Peru, and the Bolivians to La Paz to face Argentina.