Brazil 1-1 Venezuela (October 12, 2023) match analysis


Eduard Bello’s sublime overhead kick helped Venezuela draw 1-1 with Brazil in 2026 World Cup qualifiers on Thursday, ending a run of 15 consecutive home games in qualifiers dating back to 2015. record of wins.

After a goalless first half in Cuiabá, defender Gabriel Magalhaes opened the scoring in the 50th minute, heading home his first goal at the near post from Neymar’s corner kick. goals in international matches.

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Brazil had a chance to extend their lead when Vinicius Junior’s 71st-minute goal was ruled out for offside.

The home side regretted their profligacy when Bello leapt into the air to fire home Jefferson Savarino’s cross in the 85th minute.

Venezuela’s Edouard Bello celebrates after scoring during their World Cup qualifying match against Brazil.

After the draw, Brazil will face Uruguay in Montevideo, having dropped to second in the table after Argentina’s win in Buenos Aires, with Nicolas Otamendi’s early goal The host country won by a narrow margin.

The 35-year-old centre-back has only scored four goals in more than 100 games for Argentina but showed his skill and set up the World Cup winners with a superb corner volley after just three minutes. Get ahead.

Lionel Messi, who was named in the squad despite missing recent weeks with a muscle problem, came on in the 53rd minute and came close to adding to Argentina’s tally, beating the woodwork with a stoppage-time free-kick. .

Argentina will face Peru on October 17 in Lima.

Earlier in the day, Darwin Nunez’s late penalty helped Uruguay draw 2-2 with Colombia in Barranquilla.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Uruguay fell behind in the 35th minute when James Rodriguez latched on to Rafael Santos Bore’s cross, but they went through Matias Olivi just after half-time. Pull the equalizer.

Five minutes later, Colombia regained the lead thanks to Mateus Uribe’s shot from Bore’s cross.

However, victory was denied to the home side in the 87th minute when goalkeeper Camilo Vargas received a second yellow card for a foul on Maximiliano Araujo and was sent off.

Alvaro Montero replaced Vargas on goal but was unable to stop Nunez’s penalty.

Colombia and Uruguay are third and fourth in the standings respectively, while Chile is ranked fifth after defeating Peru 2-0.

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