Brazil beat Peru 1-0, thanks to a late goal from Marquinhos, Tuesday in Lima, securing its second victory in two days of South American qualifying for the 2026 World Cup.
The Parisian defender found the fault with his header, from a corner from Neymar (90th). The number 10 remained silent after breaking Pelé's national team goals record in the previous match.
The Seleçao, who had two goals denied for offside in the first period, showed much less strength than during the resounding 5-1 victory against Bolivia on Friday in Belem.
But this narrow victory in Peru allows the five-time world champions to stay in the lead on goal difference ahead of Argentina, who also had a huge success by beating the Bolivians 3-0 in La Paz, despite the altitude of 3,650 m and the absence of Lionel Messi, left to rest.