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Brazil lifted the Copa America on Sunday evening, with a hard-earned 3-1 victory over Peru. Despite having goalscorer Gabriel Jesus sent off midway through the second half. Everton opened the scoring for Tite’s side before Peru pulled one back from the penalty spot.
Gabriel Jesus scored just before half-time, before picking up a second yellow for a for a challenge on Carlos Zambrano. Brazil sealed the victory from the penalty spot on the 90th minute from Richarlison for a first continental crown since 2007.
Brazil opened the scoring as a raking long ball from Dani Alves picked out Gabriel Jesus, a perfect cross to the back post found Everton who was unmarked and knocked the ball past Pedro Gallese.
Buoyed by the Maracana faithful, Brazil perhaps should have put the tie beyond doubt minutes later. After a period of slick passing play from the side, eventually saw Roberto Firmino drill a ball across the box to Philippe Coutinho the first-time stab at the ball flew just wide of Gallese’s goal.
Peru still threatened from set-pieces and needed a piece of fortune to get back into the contest. A pass in the penalty box from Peruvian midfielder Christian Cueva hit the arm of Thiago Silva after a quick VAR check, referee Roberto Tobar pointed for the spot-kick.
Veteran striker Paolo Guerrero stepped up and comfortably dispatched the penalty, much to the ire of the partisan crowd. Thankfully they would have something to cheer about moments later.
Roberto Firmino diligently won the ball back with a sliding tackle, recycling the ball to Arthur. The Barcelona midfielder picked out Gabriel Jesus who set himself with a touch before drilling the ball into the bottom corner.
The second half saw Brazil push for a third to kill off the contest, whilst leaving themselves vulnerable on the counter. Phillipe Coutinho, who has thrived as a playmaker in the absence of Neymar aimed for the top corner, but his shot floated just wide.
Referee Roberto Tobar was to play a crucial role as Gabriel Jesus picked up a second yellow for barging into Carlos Zambrano, reducing Brazil to ten men with twenty minutes to play. Peru sprung into life and quickly created two chances.
Defender Miguel Trauco drilled a shot at Allisson from a tight angle, Whilst the resulting corner was cleared into the path of Edison Flores who fizzed a shot just wide. Brazil was living dangerously, Tite duly tightened things up throwing on Eder Militao and Richarlinson to offer some defensive stability.
The drama wasn’t to end and in the final moments, Brazil won a penalty as Zambrano pulled down Everton. After a quick VAR check, Richarlison stepped up and make no mistake drilling the ball into the bottom corner to seal a ninth Copa America for the Seleção.
VAR Drama?! Penalty?! Zambrano pushes down Everton after a quick VAR check Richarlison steps up and makes no mistake! Brazil have won the Copa America!
Red Card! Gabriel Jesus is sent off!
Chance! Philippe Coutinho floats an effort just wide.
Goal! Brazil retake the lead! Gabriel Jesus scores after a perfect through ball from Arthur. 2-1! Game on!
Goal! VAR Drama! Thiago Silva handles the ball in the box! After a quick check, it's given! Guererro steps up and drills the ball into the bottom corner! The Brazilians are not happy...
Chance - Firmino picks out Coutinho, but the first time strike skips just wide! So close!
Goal! Everton fires Brazil into the lead! Gabriel Jesus knocks the ball to the back post and the winger is on hand to volley home!
National anthems time! That was special! We are minutes away from game time!
Party time in Rio! Why don't you take in the closing ceromany ahead of the game!
Just a reminder these sides did meet in the group stage with Brazil running out 5-0 winners! Will we have a repeat tonight?
Now for Peru! It's exactly the same team that got the better of Chile in the semi-final! Veteran striker Paolo Guerrero who plays his club football in Brazil will be the man to watch for Los Incas!
Team news time! First up Brazil! No change from the side that defeated Argentina to reach the final! Everton will be the man to watch for Brazil!
The Peruvians are out in force! Can they pull off a major upset tonight? Team news coming up!
#LaMejorHinchadaDelMundo presente en el estadio Maracaná para alentar a nuestra @SeleccionPeru 🇵🇪 en la gran final de la @CopaAmerica. ¡Unidos por la gloria! 🙌⚽#ArribaPerú 💪 pic.twitter.com/Hbo2IrEIEI— Selección Peruana 🇵🇪 (@SeleccionPeru) July 7, 2019
It's expected to be a full house at the Marcana! Brazil expects...
🎶 "Domingo, eu vou ao Maracanã..." 🎶— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) July 7, 2019
Local da Copa das Confederações em 2013 e da medalha de ouro em 2016. Vamos em busca de mais uma conquista!
🇧🇷 x 🇵🇪 - 17h | #JogaBola #CopaAmérica
Fotos: Rafael Ribeiro e Lucas Figueiredo pic.twitter.com/J1H28PX9eL
Quick reminder! We kick-off at 23:00 Mecca this evening! Who do you think will lift the Copa America title?
So Peru! One of their famous faces (A cartoon bear) has been watching the Women's World Cup, I wonder if he'll be be watching the Copa America final. Hmmm
We've all enjoyed watching the #WWC19 over the past month. I'm now off to the park so Judy can teach me how to do keepie-uppies.— Paddington (@paddingtonbear) July 7, 2019
12 years is a long time to go without a Copa Amerca title, but Brazil has not lifted the continental crown since 2007. The pressure is well and truly on Tite's side this evening!
So here we go! Peru looked very good in their semi-final dumping out former Champions Chile 3-0! Can Los Incas go again and pull off perhaps one of the biggest Copa America Final upsets in history tonight? You never know...
Good evening! It's a big one! The Copa America Final! The pressure is well and truly on hosts Brazil to lift the trophy this evening, Whilst Peru will be aiming to upset the odds and win a first continental crown since 1975, the last time they reached the final. Join me for all the latest updates, team news and goals from the game.