Everton Ribeiro scored his second goal in two games on Thursday to help Brazil on its way to a 2-0 win over Peru in a World Cup qualifier in Recife.
Ribeiro, who scored the only goal of the game last week when Brazil defeated Chile, went home after 15 minutes on the side after a good job from Neymar.
Five minutes before half time, he nearly took his second of the game, but his shot was saved and Neymar tapped in the rebound to make it 2-0.
Brazil missed nine players who had not been released by their Premier League clubs, but they were still too strong for opponents who had never beaten them in 12 previous World Cup qualifiers.
It was Brazil’s ninth home qualifier in a row and the eighth win of eight Qatar 2022 qualifiers.
“These three games we missed a lot of players, which meant others had a chance and they left,” captain Casemiro said. “I think we are on the right track.
“We’ve won eight in a row, that’s a record and although we’re not there mathematically yet, we’re thinking about the World Cup.”
The win puts Brazil at the top of the South American qualifying group by 24 points, six ahead of Argentina, which defeated Bolivia 3-0 on Thursday.
The top four in the group of 10 teams will automatically qualify for the final and the fifth seeded side will advance to an inter-regional play-off.