Brazil runs riot against Bolivia to win 5-1 as Neymar achieves special milestone

 Brazil runs riot against Bolivia to win 5-1 as Neymar achieves special milestone

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The 2026 World Cup qualification saw international teams battle it out as league football action takes a break. Brazil beat Bolivia with 5-1 margin as they made a bright start to the CONMEBOL group. With the huge win, Brazil now has taken the top spot after the first round of games that were played.

Uruguay, Colombia, and current champions Argentina also began with a win. Peru and Paraguay played drew the only game as their match ended without a goal being scored. The win over Bolivia was Brazil’s 4th in five games. Brazil had scored 17 goals in the previous games against opponents of the day.

Brazil went into the game with a full-strength squad that included Neymar and Richarlison upfront. The five-time world champions began the game with authority against Bolivia. Neymar was on the cusp of a huge record as he had the chance to go past the great Pele.

Brazil got two free-kicks in the opening ten minutes of the game but Neymar failed to convert both the chances. The biggest moment of the game came when Brazil was awarded the penalty in the 15th minute. Neymar took the chance but the Bolivian goalkeeper made the right call and saved the penalty.

Neymar helps Brazil’s rampant win on historic night 

Things got worse for Neymar as he was shown a yellow card in the 21st minute. The goal finally came in the 24th minute when Rodrygo got the Brazilians off the mark. The half ended with Brazil leading 1-0 as Bolivia came out strong against their more fancied opponents. The second half saw Brazil take control and run away with the game. Raphina scored Brazil’s 2nd goal in the 48th minute. Rodrygo made it a brace of goals when he helped Brazil make it 3-0 with some amazing teamwork.

Neymar then got his first goal of the game to score his 78th goal for Brazil. Neymar went past the record of 77 goals which was held by Pele to become Brazil’s top scorer. Brazil got in three new players in the 71st minute as they led 4-0. In the 78th minute, Victor Abrego pulled one goal back for Bolivia to make it 4-1.

The fifth and final goal of the game arrived in the 3rd minute of stoppage when Neymar got his 2nd goal of the night. Raphina whipped in a cross and the Brazilian legend was at hand to put in the finishing touches to score goal number 79 for Brazil.


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