With doublet of the inexhaustible steering wheel Erick Thumb and a defining ending of Ben Brereton, Chile won 3-0 this Thursday against Venezuela at the San Carlos de Apoquindo Stadium in Santiago for the twelfth date of the South American qualifiers heading to the Qatar World Cup 2022.
The midfielder of the Fiorentina shone until his replacement in a match where The Red He showed his best passages so far in the qualifiers, opening the score at 18 minutes of play with a header that connected without a mark in the heart of the Venezuelan area.
The wards of Martin Lasarte They kept up the pressure and insistently looking for the bottom line after the first goal, getting a corner kick that at 38 minutes Pulgar himself sent to the back of the net protected by the Vinotinto goalkeeper, scoring 2-0 for Chile.
Throughout the match the visitors were complicated, erratic at the start and without much capacity to generate deep football; as always, they tried many shots from a distance, but they were not a problem for the Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.
The Chilean-British goal fell at minute 73 of the game in a counterattack where the player of the Blackbun Rovers displayed his best characteristics: he won a ball in speed against Nahuel Ferraresi and he defined softly over the hands of Wuilker Fariñez, unleashing the joy of the local public.
In the final passages, Peñaranda tried to surprise the goalkeeper of the Betis with another of the many shots from outside the area that the Venezuelan squad was armed, but it went over the crossbar without causing damage.
With this result, the Vinotinto remains at the bottom of the South American table with seven units in 12 games played, while Chile He reached the sixth position accumulating 13 points and getting excited about the possibility of getting back into the race towards the World Cup.
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