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Roberto Firmino
Philippe Coutinho
5 - 0
Gabriel Jesus
4 - 0
Filipe Luís
3 - 0
Philippe Coutinho
2 - 0
Gabriel Jesus
1 - 0

Match Stats

71% 28%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 9 1
Total Passes 663 261
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Brazil BRA Brazil 18 12 5 1 41 11 +30 41 W D D W W
2 Uruguay URU Uruguay 18 9 4 5 32 20 +12 31 W D W D L
3 Argentina ARG Argentina 18 7 7 4 19 16 +3 28 W D D D L
4 Colombia COL Colombia 18 7 6 5 21 19 +2 27 D L D D W
5 Peru PER Peru 18 7 5 6 27 26 +1 26 D D W W W
6 Chile CHI Chile 18 8 2 8 26 27 -1 26 L W L L W
7 Paraguay PAR Paraguay 18 7 3 8 19 25 -6 24 L W L W L
8 Ecuador ECU Ecuador 18 6 2 10 26 29 -3 20 L L L L L
9 Bolivia BOL Bolivia 18 4 2 12 16 38 -22 14 L D W L W
10 Venezuela VEN Venezuela 18 2 6 10 19 35 -16 12 W D D D L


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No doubt about this one as Brazil cruise to victory in Natal on the back of four first-half goals. Roberto Firmino added one off the bench for good measure, as Tite's side appear to be hitting their stride following a tumultuous end to Dunga's tenure this summer.
There will be a minimum of two minutes added on at the end of this match.
Escobar goes flying through a challenge on Alves near the touchline, and the Juventus full-back stays down, none too pleased with the hostile nature of the foul. Bolivia are understandably frustrated, and their inability to get on the ball is just adding fuel to the fire.
A quick look at the updated qualifying table now shows Uruguay still on top, following their 3-0 victory over Venezuela tonight, but Brazil remain just a point back now - and hold the superior goal differential. Uruguay travel to Colombia on Tuesday, while Brazil have a slightly more manageable task in Venezuela.
STAT: Brazil have conceded in each of their last two qualifying matches on home soil. They have not failed to keep a clean sheet in three successive home qualifiers since 2003-2004.
Brazil are such a delight to watch in possession - like a well-oiled machine. They're in cruise control here, keeping Bolivia at arm's length as they look to wind the final minutes off the clock. They've treated these fans to a show tonight.
Could have been six! A gift from Bejarano sends Willian through on goal, but the Chelsea forward's half-volley is lashed wildly over the bar. He's been overtaken in this XI by Coutinho, so he certainly has a point to prove, regardless of the scoreline.
P. Escobar
Y. Duk
A final change for Bolivia sees Duk replaced by Pablo Escobar.
Lucas Lima
Giuliano gives way for the final 15 minutes, with Lucas Lima entering the fray.
Philippe Coutinho
Coutinho has an assist to go with his goal.
Roberto Firmino
MAKE IT FIVE! Off the bench and onto the scoresheet, is Firmino, capitalising on poor marking to comfortably head home Coutinho's corner. The two Liverpool team-mates combining there.
STAT: Bolivia were unbeaten in their last three qualifying matches against Brazil, entering tonight (W1, D2).
Brazil have just about closed up shop for tonight, more so looking to get through these final 20 minutes without any injuries. Venezuela awaits them on Tuesday night, while Bolivia will host Ecuador in La Paz.
Finally Neymar is patched up and he walks off under his own power, replaced by Willian. What a lengthy delay that was.
Roberto Firmino
Gabriel Jesus
With Neymar still down, Brazil ready a pair of changes. They're not keen to take any chances on this injury. The first swap, however, sees Roberto Firmino replace Gabriel.
Much like Bolivia as a whole, Neymar has been left bloodied here. It's a gruesome gash beside his eye, with blood pouring down the right side of his face following an accidental elbow from Duk. The striker harbored no ill-will there, but the damage was done.
J. Vaca
J. Campos
Joselito Vaca, the second-most capped player on this Bolivia roster, comes on for the last 25 minutes, replacing Campos.
STAT: Brazil have not beaten Bolivia in a competitive match since September 2004, a 3-1 qualifying victory in Sao Paulo. Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Adriano scored in that contest.
LAMPE THERE AGAIN! Well this is going to be some partnership for Brazil for years to come. Gabriel and Neymar combine again, this time the latter gets on the end of it, but Lampe arrives at the near post to deny the Barcelona forward from a tight angle.
DELIGHTFUL! These two are a joy to behold when they're together - and they have a bright future together. Neymar provides a stunning cross in from the left, which Gabriel does so well to get on the end of and divert a header at goal, but Lampe does well to parry.
Well aside from that bit of individual brilliance from Neymar, it has been a relatively dull second half. Brazil have no need to keep up the tempo and Bolivia have little interest in playing on, though they could salvage some pride with a goal or two if the hosts go to sleep.
R. Ramallo
J. Arce
Rodrigo Ramallo, who plays his club football in Brazil with Vitoria, replaces the injured Arce.
INCREDIBLE! An absolutely unbelievable run from Neymar, who glides past defenders with remarkable ease. He breaks into the area and tries to finish off with the goal that bit of skill deserves, but Lampe manages to deny him!
STAT: Bolivia are unbeaten in their last two qualifying matches (W1, D1). They have not gone three successive without a defeat since 2008.
There's an injury delay early in this second half with Arce down and in need of medical attention. He takes a minute to get back to his feet before limping to the touchline, though he seems intent on staying in there.
This second half could go one of two ways. Brazil could suck the life out of the match, with Bolivia content on playing it out and moving on, or the visitors fight back, forcing the hosts to keep their foot on the gas. From a neutral perspective, let's hope it's the latter.
Here we go again...
Neymar opened the scoring for the hosts, before goals from Coutinho, Luis and Gabriel followed. It's been one-way traffic this evening and they're showing no signs of slowing.
Brazil have hit their stride under Tite. Four first-half goals have left Bolivia reeling at the break, in what is quickly becoming their nightmare in Natal.
There will be one minute added on at the end of this first half.
Gabriel Jesus
THEY'RE RUNNING RIOT! Brazil are certainly in the mood tonight, helping themselves whenever they please! Another splendid ball through from Neymar, this one for Gabriel, who finishes with confidence. Four goals and four different scorers for them tonight.
Neymar with his second assist of the night. He's been flawless.
Well that's likely about all she wrote tonight. Three points appear to be done and dusted for Brazil, barring a miraculous and completely unprecedented comeback from Bolivia.
STAT: Bolivia have never won a match away to Brazil in their history (D5, L4).
Filipe Luís
MAKE IT THREE! Top-notch refereeing as the advantage is played, allowing Neymar to continue his run and play Luis through with a perfectly weighted throughball. The left-back finishes like a forward at the near post for his second international goal!
Delightful assist from Neymar, who appeared a bit more motivated following that altercation.
P. Azogue
Yellow Card
Azogue is booked for his involvement in the altercation as well.
Yellow Card
Neymar is booked for retaliating.
It's heating up! Everyone seems to want to pick a fight with Neymar. Azogue does so well defensively to halt the forward's run, but then needlessly commits a foul, being a bit over-agressive. Neymar takes exception and shoves back at the midfielder, before the two come face to face and exchange some words.
There's a touch from Alisson! The Brazil keeper collects a stray throughball and tries a quick pass out from the back, showing his rust with a poor out, but luckily for him Bolivia are unable to capitalise.
Bolivia are in the midst of a good spell, though they're still struggling a bit in possession. They have options in attack, but the final ball continues to elude them as Alisson still awaits his first involvement in the match.
STAT: Only Peru (eight) have managed fewer than the nine goals scored by Bolivia through the first eight rounds of qualifying.
Uphill climb for Bolivia now, to say the least. Brazil look a completely different side under Tite than they had under Dunga. There's more urgency and flair about them in attack. Is it safe to say the Samba Boys are back?
That was a delightful bit of play from Giuliano, who provides the assist.
Philippe Coutinho
SUMPTUOUS FOOTBALL! Exceptional bit of skill from Giuliano inside the area, making Zenteno look silly before picking out the perect pass for Coutinho, who finishes brilliantly, rolling a first-time effort in at the far post.
Brazil aren't creating an abundance of chances, but they look in complete control of this game right now. Bolivia are struggling in transition and it's helped the hosts build pressure in attack.
STAT: Edgar Olivares and Marcelo Moreno were on target for Bolivia as they secured a famous win over Brazil in the most recent competitive meeting between the two teams (October 2009, in La Paz).
A. Melean
Yellow Card
Melean intervenes to block the path of Renato on the break, and despite his best attemps to look innocent, he doesn't escape the first booking of the night.
He should be doing better there, Renato. The midfielder, acting as captain of this Brazil side tonight, gets on the end of Dani Alves' free-kick at the far post, unmarked, but fails to keep his header down.
PENALTY APPEALS DENIED! Good call, too, from the referee, as Giuliano goes down in the box and the whole of the stadium shouts for a spot-kick. There was a more muted protest from the Brazil players, as play carries on. Good defensive intervention from Azogue.
CLOSE TO A SECOND! Luis with a dink over the top to Neymar, and Lampe inexplicably doesn't come out to claim. The Barcelona forward sprints into the area and fires a low cross in towards the near post, but the keeper this time is able to collect ahead of Gabriel.
BRAZIL HAVE LIFT-OFF! Neymar starts the move, pouncing on a dreadful mistake by Raldes, playing Gabriel through and then keeping up his run to take a return pass from the striker with an empty net ahead of him. Celebration all around in Natal!
Gabriel Jesus
Wonderfully unselfish from Gabriel, who provides the assist.
STAT: Brazil are unbeaten in their last seven qualifying matches, since dropping their first of the campaign 2-0 in Chile almost a year ago to the day (October 8, 2015).
HE HAS TO BE SCORING! An absolutely gorgeous touch from Neymar to play Gabriel through on goal, but the striker pokes a chipped effort wide of the near post! There was a bit of pressure on him, but you really fancy the striker to be scoring from there.
Brazil have yet to muster a meaningful attack, but they're starting to settle in possession. Some nice switches of play have stretched Bolivia at the back, providing a bit more space for the creative types to operate.
Well Bolivia are certainly not backing down early. They've been plenty adventurous under Hoyos, with the coach doing an excellent job of re-branding La Verde. Results have been going their way, and he might just be crowned President should they shock Brazil tonight.
AND WE'RE OFF! Brazil, in their classic yellow tops and blue shorts, get us underway.
Bolivia elect to play with two up top, with Yasmani Duk and Marcelo Moreno forming a partnership, flanked by Jhasmani Campos and Juan Carlos Arce, in what is a surprisingly attacking starting line-up put out by Guillermo Angel Hoyos.
Zenit midfielder Giuliano earns just his 10th international cap, partnering Fernandinho, while Joao Miranda and Marquinhos is the preferred centre-half pairing, forcing Thiago Silva to settle for a spot on the bench. Filipe Luis starts at left-back with Marcelo injured.
Looking to build on his stellar showing against Ecuador, future Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus leads the line for Brazil tonight. He's flanked by Neymar and Philippe Coutinho, who edges in ahead of Willian, while Renato Augusto plays in the number 10 role.
SUBS: Vaca, Vizcarra, Ramallo, Castro, Saavedra, Machado, Vargas, Arancibia, Escobar, Cardozo, Flores, Eguino.
BOLIVIA (4-4-2): Lampe; Bejarano, Rodriguez, Raldes, Zenteno; Campos, Azogue, Melean, Arce; Duk, Moreno.
SUBS: Firmino, Lima, Fagner, Weverton, Carioca, Taison, Alex, Gil, Willian, Silva, Oscar, Wendell.
BRAZIL (4-2-3-1): Alisson; Alves, Marquinhos, Miranda, Luis; Fernandinho, Giuliano; Coutinho, Renato, Neymar; Gabriel.
The September international break proved one of the best in a long time for Bolivia, who claimed four of a possible six points, defeating Peru and earning a tough 0-0 draw at Chile. They will look to build on that momentum in hostile Natal tonight.
Brazil sit near the top of this cluster, one point back of leaders Uruguay. They have experienced something of a resurgence in qualifying after a slow start to their campaign, and look poised for another World Cup appearance if they keep their form.
The South American qualifying phase for the 2018 World Cup has turned into an unpredictable mess. There’s seven teams within five points of the top, fighting for four automatic spots and one more in the playoff.
Hello and welcome to the Arena das Dunas in Natal as Brazil play host to Bolivia as we reach the midway point of the South American qualifying phase for Russia 2018.