Brazil player ratings vs Peru: Marquinhos saves the day after sloppy Neymar fails to convince in narrow World Cup qualifying win


Neymar failed to have an impact, but a last-gasp header from Marquinhos saved Brazil as they snatched a 1-0 win after a morbid performance against Peru.

The Selecao had the ball in the net after 15 minutes thanks to an opportunistic finish from Raphinha — but his effort was ruled out due to an offside in the build up. Brazil were left equally frustrated 15 minutes later, when Richarlison nodded home, only to be flagged marginally offside following a lengthy VAR review. They had further chances. Neymar saw an effort saved, while Rodrygo's incisive passing also caused problems.

They were more expansive in the second half, but failed to capitalise from open play, with Neymar's lack of sharpness in the final third a consistent issue. It was a corner that proved the difference, Marquinhos sneaking in at the near post to flick the ball into the back of the net in the 90th minute.

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Still, Brazil will need to offer more going forward. They were lucky on Tuesday night, and cannot afford to rely on their main man showing up on a more consistent basis.

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