Neymar moved second behind Pele in Brazil’s all-time leading scorer list by scoring a hat-trick in their 2022 World Cup qualifying win over Peru.
The Paris St-Germain forward scored his 64th international goal when he tapped in late on to complete a 4-2 win.
Peru twice took the lead in Lima but Neymar scored two penalties to take his tally above Ronaldo, with Pele on 77.
Everton’s Richarlison also scored, nudging a header from Liverpool’s Roberto Firminio header over the line.
Neymar, 28, has scored his goals in 104 international appearances, while Pele played 92 times for his country.
Brazil and Argentina lead the group after winning both of their opening matches while Paraguay, who beat Venezuela 1-0 on Tuesday, are third.
The top four from the 10-team group qualify directly for Qatar with the fifth-placed side going into an inter-confederation play-off.
- 5ZambranoBooked at 89mins
- 13TapiaBooked at 37minsSubstituted forCuevaat 90′minutes
- 16GonzálesBooked at 54minsSubstituted forAraujoat 90+1′minutes
- 10FarfánSubstituted forPoloat 90+7′minutes
- 12Pereira da Silva
- 4MarquinhosSubstituted forCoquette Russoat 12′minutes
- 3Thiago Silva
- 6Lodi dos SantosSubstituted forTellesat 69′minutes
- 11CoutinhoSubstituted forSousa Soaresat 69′minutes
- 8Douglas Luiz
- 20FirminoSubstituted forde Barros Ribeiroat 69′minutes
- 9Santos Carneiro Da Cunha
- 14Coquette Russo
- 16de Barros Ribeiro
- 18Guimarães Rodriguez Moura
- 19Sousa Soares
- 22Vinicius Menino
- 23Melo dos Santos Neto
- Julio Bascuñán
Match ends, Peru 2, Brazil 4.
Second Half ends, Peru 2, Brazil 4.
Offside, Peru. Christian Cueva tries a through ball, but André Carrillo is caught offside.
Substitution, Peru. Andy Polo replaces Jefferson Farfán.
Everton Ribeiro (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Pedro Aquino (Peru).
Goal! Peru 2, Brazil 4. Neymar (Brazil) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. Everton Ribeiro (Brazil) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Everton with a through ball.
Foul by Neymar (Brazil).
Luis Advíncula (Peru) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Rodrigo Caio (Brazil).
Jefferson Farfán (Peru) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Casemiro (Brazil).
Yoshimar Yotún (Peru) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Neymar (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Telles.
Substitution, Peru. Miguel Araujo replaces Christofer Gonzáles.
Substitution, Peru. Christian Cueva replaces Renato Tapia.
Carlos Zambrano (Peru) is shown the red card for violent conduct.
VAR Decision: Card upgraded Carlos Zambrano (Peru).
Richarlison (Brazil) wins a free kick on the left wing.