There was joy for Argentina and Brazil last night as the South American rivals booked their place at next summer’s World Cup – but despair for Chile who miss out.
With Ederson and Fernandinho featuring for Brazil and Danilo on the bench, the Blues should have four representatives in Tite’s squad who are already looking like one of the pre-tournament favourites.
Jesus was back on familiar territory as Brazil played at Palmeiras and the City striker bagged goals in the 57th and 90th minutes to end Chile’s hopes of qualification.
Meanwhile, Argentina’s first win in Ecuador since 2001 ended a troubled campaign for La Albiceleste on a high note.
Though Aguero was injured for the game, Otamendi played the full 90 minutes to snatch third spot in the group and an automatic berth.