[Video] Uruguay 1 – 4 Brazil [2018 World Cup Qualifier] Highlights 2016/17
Paulinho scored an unlikely hat-trick and Neymar starred as Brazil extended their winning run and lead atop the World Cup qualifying standings with a 4-1 victory over Uruguay.
In Thursday’s top-of-the-table clash in Montevideo, Brazil came out on top in style thanks to a hat-trick from former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho and Neymar’s delicious lob.
Edinson Cavani opened the scoring with a ninth-minute penalty – his 40th international goal – but Paulinho restored parity via a stunning long-range strike 10 minutes later before giving Brazil the lead seven minutes into the second half.
Neymar’s touch of class 16 minutes from time made it 3-1 and Paulinho sealed the points in stoppage time with his third as Brazil snapped Uruguay’s 14-match unbeaten record at home in World Cup qualifiers – dating back to 2009 – while making it eight wins in a row under head coach Tite.