MORENO AHEAD MESSI, NEYMAR AND OTHERS
Cruzeiro striker Marcelo Moreno is the surprise leader of the goal-scoring chart in the South American section of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers after finding the back of the net five times in the first five games. Moreno has more goals than big name players like Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Neymar and others.
Moreno and Bolivia began the World Cup 2022 qualifiers on the losing side following the 5-0 defeat at the hands of hosts Brazil. Cruzeiro striker Moreno opened his account in the second game against Argentina. Moreno gave Bolivia the lead on 24 minutes before Argentina recovered to win the game 2-1 courtesy the goals from Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez and Angel Correa.
33-year-old striker Moreno made it two goals in two World Cup 2022 qualifiers after he scored the opening goal of the game for the second time in quick succession as Ecuador came from behind to finish on the right side of a five-goal thriller. Ecuador secured a 3-2 away win over the Bolivians to record their first win of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers.
Moreno scored the third goal of the qualifiers with one of the two Bolivia goals in the impressive 2-2 draw at Paraguay. He then added two goals for Bolivia in the 3-1 win over Venezuela in their last qualifying clash to take his tally to five goals in the qualifiers. Bolivia were able to record their first win of the qualifiers against the Venezuelans.
Bolivia striker Moreno leads the scoring chart with five goals, while four players are on four goals each. Uruguay striker Suarez, Brazil talisman Neymar, Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal and Angel Romero of Paraguay are all on four goals each. Moreno can add to his tally when Bolivia travel to Santiago to take on Chile on Tuesday.