Internationals: Mount scores, important win for Jorginho and Emerson, Thiago Silva captains Brazil to victory

Thiago Silva wore the captain’s armband for Brazil as he resumed his old partnership at centre-back with former Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Marquinhos, this time at international level.

It was a good night all round for Thiago Silva and the Selecao, as they continued their 100 per cent record in the South American section of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, leaving them two points clear of Argentina in top spot in the table.

There was a clean sheet for the defender, too, as Brazil won 2-0 against Uruguay, who were reduced to 10 men by a red card for Edinson Cavani after the damage was already done. So accomplished was the performance of Thiago Silva and his fellow defenders that Uruguay failed to register a single shot on target during the match, although they did have a late consolation goal ruled out for offside.