FC Bayern München midfielder Arturo Vidal starred as Chile swept aside Venezuela in the CONMEBOL section of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old stole the show in Barinas with a pair of goals helping Chile to a 4-1 win. The 2015 Copa America champions pulled into the fourth and final automatic qualification place as a result.
Lezcano bang in form
Elsewhere, FC Ingolstadt 04's Dario Lezcano scored his third goal in two games as Paraguay held Brazil to a 2-2 draw. Five-time world champions Brazil started with VfL Wolfsburg's Luiz Gustavo in midfield, whilst Vidal's Bayern teammate Douglas Costa was an unused substitute.
SV Werder Bremen's veteran striker Claudio Pizarro played 49 minutes but could not stop Peru slipping to a narrow 1-0 defeat against Uruguay. Borussia Dortmund's Adrian Ramos played the final 11 minutes to help Colombia beat Ecuador in Barranquilla and move up to fifth in the table.
"With a happy bunch of lads! Let's go Chile! Back we go to Chile!"