Bolivia striker Marcelo Moreno has extended his lead over Neymar in the race to finish as the highest goalscorer at the end of the latest World Cup qualifiers in the South American section. Moreno increased his lead over Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Neymar after netting two goals in the defeat to hosts Uruguay in the last qualifier for Bolivia.

Moreno scored twice in the second half but it was not enough for the Bolivians who were beaten 4-2 by Uruguay in their rescheduled matchday six clash. Giorgian de Arrascaeta was the hero for the home team after he scored a brace. Arrascaeta was responsible for the first goal of the game on 15 minutes before Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde added a second goal shortly after the half hour mark.

Uruguay lead 2-0 at the interval before Agustin Alvarez extended that advantage with a third goal two minutes into the second half. Bolivia hitman Moreno scored the first of his two goals just before the hour mark to pull the scoreline to 3-1. Arrascaeta restored the three-goal lead for Uruguay midway through the second half via a spot kick before the deficit was reduced to two again by Moreno from the penalty spot six minutes from time to ensure that Bolivia lost 4-2 to their hosts.

The two goals from Moreno took his tally from six goals to eight goals and three more than Neymar who has five goals. Brazilian superstar Neymar was unable to add to his five goals after the home game against Argentina was called off. Neymar will have the chance to add to his goal tally in the latest World Cup qualifiers when Brazil host Peru in a matchday ten clash on Thursday night. On his part, Moreno can add to his tally of eight goals when Bolivia are guests of Argentina in a matchday ten clash also scheduled for Thursday night.