Brazil, with Neymar as a figure and a double from Roberto Firmino, hardly had to push themselves to beat weak Bolivia – Argentina’s next rival – 5-0 at home in São Paulo, for the first date of the South American Qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup 2022.
The superiority of the team led by Tité was reflected from the first moment of play, although they had to wait until 16 minutes into the first half to transfer it to the scoreboard, with a goal from the defender of PSG de France Marquinhos.
Then, at 30, an overflow to the left of Renan Lodi allowed the center forward Roberto Firminho to push the ball into the goal defended by Carlos Lampe (ex Boca), who could do nothing to prevent the 0-2 of those led by the Venezuelan César Farías, who arrived with many internal conflicts in recent weeks.
At the Arena Corinthians, the second half allowed Brazil to give the result the goal of scoring, by another conquest by Firmino, an own goal by Carrasco and a definition by Philippe Coutinho.
Next Tuesday, for the second date, Verdeamarelha will visit Peru (21) in Lima, while Bolivia will host the Argentine National Team at La Paz (17).
It was a comfortable debut for the reigning champion of America, who once again demonstrated the power of his individualities, added to the neatness that he achieved from the arrival as DT of Tité.
The Verdeamarelho team unblocked the game with Marquinhos’ header and achieved even greater tranquility when Firmino, from the center of the area, pushed the ball into the net a center from Renan Lodi, who had combined with Neymar on the left.
At the beginning of the complement, at 3, Firmino sealed his double and gave the Brazilian team even more peace of mind against a shy, opaque rival without offensive weight, but that on Tuesday, at the height of La Paz, could complicate Argentina.
Firmino, from Liverpool, once again participated in the Brazilian offensive to overflow and launch the center that Carrasco, in his eagerness to clear, put in his own goal for the 4-0.
The final touch was the work of Coutinho, one of the figures of Brazil and European champion with Bayern Munich before returning to Barcelona.