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Marquinhos Goal Propels Brazil Past Peru in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Marquinhos scored the winner in the final minutes of the game to secure a 1-0 victory over Peru

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PERU: As the game started, Luis Abram and Marcos Lopez launched an offensive for Peru. But they simply could not match the Brazilian defence’s strength. When Casemiro intercepted a pass from Peru and tried to find Neymar close to the box, the Man United player struggled to keep the ball under control and shot it faster than intended, right into Pedro Gallase’s hands.

Brazil received a free kick off a foul from Yoshimar Yotun but failed to convert. The battle for possession intensified as teams continued to commit fouls near the halfway point. Rodrygo, located on the far left side after Bruno Guimaraes, came from the right, altering the play’s direction. He made a couple of defenders miss with a quick pass before attempting a searching cross, but it was poor and went out for a goal kick. 

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In the 17th minute, Raphinha scored the opening goal. In the buildup, Rodrygo seemed to have been offside according to the VAR check for offside. So, the goal was accordingly ruled out.

Richarlison scored a goal in the 29th minute. Raphinha quickly launched a counterattack for Brazil on the right flank, finding an unmarked Guimaeres close to the goal.

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The Newcastle player then delivered a curling cross for Richarlison to score. Richarlison’s position was being investigated by the VAR for suspected offside. The lines were still being drawn by the VAR staff. Finally, a second goal was ruled out courtesy of the VAR.

Danilo located Bruno just outside the box and attempted to score from a great distance with a low-kept shot to the left bottom corner. However, the ball flew just inches past the crossbar. Peruvian player Lopez challenged Neymar for the ball and clipped his heel.

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Brazil received a corner. Neymar gave a curling cross in the box. To make it inside the box, Marquinhos leapt higher than the white shirts. He scored the winner in the final minutes of the game to secure a 1-0 victory over Peru. A

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