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Brazil beat Peru in Copa America final

17:06 | Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Jul. 7.

Peru's national soccer team on Sunday lost to its Brazilian counterpart (1-3) in the final match at the Copa America Brasil 2019 tournament.

1st half

The Brazilian side put a lot of pressure on the Peruvian counterpart since the beginning of the game.

In the 15th minute, Brazil's forward Everton received the ball in the box, which he shot to make the first goal for the hosting team.

Later, Brazilian Thiago Silva's hand touched the ball once it entered the verde-amarelha's area. Immediately, the referee called for a VAR-approved penalty in favor of the Inca squad.

Thus, Peru's all-time goal scorer Paolo Guerrero scored the equalizer against goalkeeper Alisson in the 44th minute. This marked Guerrero's 39 goal defending the red-white team (and his number 14 at such tournaments). The Peruvian side was feeling the joy.

However —four minutes later— Peru's Yoshimar Yotun lost the ball near the halfway line. Seconds later, Brazil's Gabriel Jesus managed to receive and slide it into Pedro Gallese's net (48th minute).

The first half ended with partial 2-1 score. 

2nd half

Brazilian Gabriel Jesus was shown the red card in the 70th minute.

In the 86th minute, the referee call for a penalty, this time in favor of Brazil. On this occasion, Richarlison sealed the game in the 90th minute.

Although the Incas lost the match, they never gave up the fight.

At the end, Brazil became the Copa America 2019 champion. Peru grabbed the second position.


Starting lineups

Peru
Pedro Gallese, Luis Advíncula, Carlos Zambrano, Luis Abram, Miguel Trauco, Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotún, André Carrillo, Christian Cueva, Edison Flores, and Paolo Guerrero. Coach: Ricardo Gareca.

Brazil
Alisson, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro, Casemiro, Arthur, Philippe Coutinho, Everton, Gabriel Jesus, and Roberto Firminho. Coach: Tite.

The match was held at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. 

The Copa America Brasil 2019 tournament took place from June 14 to July 7. In the event, Peru lost 2 games, saw 1 draw, and 3 victories.

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Published: 7/7/2019
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