Fabiano fires Brazil into second place

Santiago, September 8:

Two goals from man-of-the match Luiz Fabiano and one from Manchester City’s new signing Robinho put Brazil’s World Cup qualification back on track with a 3-0 win over Chile.

Chile opened well and dominated proceedings, but it was Fabiano who opened the scoring in the 20th when he headed home a Ronaldinho cross. In the 44th minute, Fabiano made an opening for Robinho and he made no mistake to make it 2-0.

The Chileans flung everything into attack at the start of the second half, and with tempers flaring both Brazil’s Kleber Anderson and Chile’s Jorge Valvidia were sent off. The home side pressed forward and were caught out eight minutes from time when Fabiano struck for his second goal.

The win hoisted Brazil into second place level on 12 points with Argentina but ahead on goal difference. Paraguay remain top on 14 points.