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80th goal for Messi with Argentina, Thiago Silva celebrates his 100th for Brazil

2021-10-11T12:03:46.734Z

The PSG star largely contributed to the Argentinian victory over Uruguay. For his part, Thiago Silva, ex-Parisian captain,



Argentina consolidated its second place in the pool of South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup by largely dominating Uruguay (3-0), Sunday in Buenos Aires, after the opening scoring of Lionel Messi, his 80th goal with its selection. Two blows of fate at the end of the first half knocked out Uruguay. Messi scored unwittingly by wanting to serve Nicolas Gonzalez in depth who missed the ball (37th), then Rodrigo De Paul took advantage of a blocked center and a missed recovery by Lautaro Martinez to double the stake (43rd). Martinez by taking the flat of the foot a cross from De Paul sealed the fate of the meeting (62nd). Argentina have 22 points, and widen the gap over Ecuador and Uruguay, tied with 16 points.

The top four from the South American single pool qualify directly for the World Cup.

The 5th plays an intercontinental play-off against a team from Oceania.

"A great pride, a special day"

For its part, Brazil remains in the lead with 28 points despite the end of the series of nine consecutive victories after a draw in Colombia (0-0).

La Seleção, where Neymar was back after serving a suspension Thursday in Venezuela (3-1), has above all 13 lengths ahead of his opponent of the day, Colombia, ranked 5th.

However, the first four of the South American single pool will qualify directly for the World Cup in Qatar, and it now seems highly unlikely that Brazil will finish 6th or even 5th.

Thiago Silva (left) reaches the hundred caps with Brazil.

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But it was the former PSG captain, Thiago Silva, who highlighted himself by entering a little more into the history of his country.

The former Parisian played his 100th game under the colors of the Seleção.

“It is a great pride.

It's a special day.

Even in my wildest dreams, I could never have imagined this moment, ”he said after the game.

At 37, he therefore joined a very narrow club because only seven players had reached this symbolic milestone before him.

The current Chelsea defender is up to Robinho (100 caps) and could hope to overtake players like Claudio Taffarel (101) or Lucio (105) in the coming months.

On the other hand, it will be difficult for him to catch up with Neymar (114) or even Daniel Alves (119) and Roberto Carlos (125).

The record holder is still held by former AC Milan defender Cafu with 142 caps.

Source: leparis

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