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Brazil makes triumphant return to Maracana
October 18th, 2007 7:15AM

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Brazil broke open a close game with four goals in 10 minutes late in the second half and buried Ecuador, 5-0, in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday.

The game was the first Brazil has played at Rio's famed Maracana Stadium since 2000.

Argentina is the only team with two wins in two qualifiers. It leads Brazil and Paraguay, a 1-0 winner over Uruguay on Wednesday, by two points.

Oct. 17
Brazil 5 (Vagner Love 19, Ronaldinho 73, Kaka 77, 85, Elano 83) Ecuador 0.
Chile 2 (Suazo 11, Fernandez 51) Peru 0.
Paraguay 1 (Valdez 15) Uruguay 0.
Bolivia 0 Colombia  0.
Oct. 16
Venezuela 0 Argentina 2 (G.Milito 16, Messi 43).

1. Argentina 6 points;
2. Brazil 4;
2. Paraguay 4;
4. Uruguay 3;
4. Chile 3;
4. Venezuela 3;
7. Colombia 2;
8. Peru 1;
8. Bolivia 1;
10. Ecuador 0.

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