Five-time world champions Brazil have lostpoints in their World Cup 2022 qualifiers for the first time after they could play a goalless draw with hosts Colombia in a rescheduled matchday five encounter. The Brazilians had an unblemished record until they faced the Colombians earlier this week. Brazil won the first nine games of their Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign before the goalless draw with Colombia in a rescheduled matchday five clash.
The draw between hosts Colombia and Brazil ensured that Argentina closed the gap on the Brazilians at the top of the standings.
At the start of the rescheduled matchday five games played on Sunday, Argentina were eight points adrift of Brazil at the summit but the big home win over Uruguay ensured that they closed the gap to six points.
Argentina were the biggest winners after the rescheduled matchday five games in the South American region of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers in terms of the scoreline. Lionel Messi moved to French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) on a free transfer this summer and he was responsible for the first goal against the Uruguayans. Messi scored the opener with seven first halfminutes left to take his World Cup 2022 tally to six goals. Six minutes later,Atletico Madrid player Rodrigo De Paul doubled the lead for the Argentines before Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez wrapped up the result in the second half. Martinez scored the third and final goal of the game on 62 minutes in the colours of Argentina.
Inthe pick of the other rescheduled matchday five clashes, Chile ended a run of seven qualifying games without a win courtesythe 2-0 home victory over Paraguay. Ben Beretonand Mauricio Isla were on target for the Chileans. Bolivia were 1-0 winners at home to Peru in a rescheduled matchday five matchup, while Venezuela beat Ecuador 2-1 at home in another rescheduled matchday five encounter.