Copa America Final 2019, Brazil vs Peru Highlights: Although Peru started with purpose and real intent against Brazil at Maracana, their early efforts were soon made irrelevant after Everton broke the deadlock in the 15th minute, after a brilliant piece of skill and cross from Gabriel Jesus. After Brazil scored, Peru equalised on the 44th minute from the spot, before Gabriel Jesus restored the lead in the death of the first half.
The second half started off with a bang, because of a barrage of bookings. But things turned interesting when Gabriel Jesus was sent off in the 70th minute for two yellows. Richarlison sealed the fate of the Brazilians with a late penalty, making it 3-1 against Peru at the final whistle.
Copa America Final 2019, Brazil vs Peru Highlights:
BRAZIL ARE THE 2019 COPA AMERICA CHAMPIONS!
NINTH TIME! FIRST TIME SINCE 2007! The match ends 3-1 after goals from Everton, Jesus and Richarlison hand Selecao the victory.
GOAL! Richarlison makes it THREE! Brazil are in a comfortable lead now. BRA 3-1 PER, 90+1 mins.
PENALTY TO BRAZIL! Everton makes a mazy run into the box and he is fouled by Peru by Carlos Zambrano. Can the Selecao kill it off? BRA 2-1 PER, 87 mins.
Mayhem and madness
After Trauco and Flores' efforts, the match has descended into madness. Fouls and sloppy passing moves, everyone now wants a piece of each other. The latest, Advincula fouling Everton, who goes down holding his face. Meanwhile, Peru make another change. Gonzales replaces Tapia.
Peru looking for a change
Gareca makes a change by bringing on Raul Ruidiaz for Yotun. Meanwhile, Eder Militao replaces Coutinho
Roberto Firmino is off, and on comes Richarlison. BRA 2-1 PER, 75 mins.
SENT OFF! Gabriel Jesus is off. A goal, a yellow and now a red. His foul was Carlos Zambrano. BRA 2-1 PER, 70 mins.
And, Gabriel Jesus is down. Carlos Zambrano is booked for his rash body check on the striker.
Freekick for Peru
With a curling freekick into the Brazilian box, the defense looked shaky at first but it well dealt by Thiago Silva. It's all Peru now for a while, as they are keeping the ball quite well and looking for the killer pass. BRA 2-1 PER, 65 mins.
Peru are in for the fight, as Brazil still look for the third goal through Coutinho whose stinging shot is blocked.
After some brilliant work from Everton on the left flank, Alex Sandro gets hold of the ball and whips it in with some pace. Firmino arrives quickly and heads the ball just wide. Gallese lets out a sigh of relief.
Thiago Silva goes in late into Christan Cueva. The Paris Saint-Germain defender is booked for his challenge. BRA 2-1 PER, 53 mins.
Renato Tapia is booked for his foul on Philippe Coutinho, as he tries to stop a counter-attack.
Brazil will look to double their lead right now, with Gareca's men looking to level up again.
HALFTIME! BRA 2-1 PER!
The goal from Guerrero levelled it up, but Gabriel Jesus restored it within 6 minutes. Peru have been lively from the start and they got their reward, but they went back to square one again. So far, it has been a really energetic and entertaining match.
INTO THE BACK OF THE NET! Gabriel Jesus restores the lead, and what a composed finish that is. Firmino's defensive industry started it all, and through Arthur it reached the Manchester City striker. BRA 2-1 PER, 45 2 mins.
GOAL! BRA 1-1 PER!
GOLAZO! Paolo Guerrero scores from the spot, becoming the first player in the tournament to score past Alisson Becker. BRA 1-1 PER, 44 mins.
PENALTY FOR PERU! Cueva was carrying on with the ball inside the Brazil penalty box, but Thiago Silva handles it. Tobar goes to VAR and confirms it.
Edison Flores is trying to come up with something, and that is chasing long balls in the opposition half so far. Peru are making it far into their half, but they are yet to have a proper shot at goal since that Yotun long shot inside ten minutes. There's no lack of pressing and intensity from the team in white and red though.
After a brilliant passing move, where Firmino dropped deep to pass the ball back to midfield which got around to Alex Sandro. He then crosses it in to the far post, where the Liverpool forward was lurking and he heads it over. BRA 1-0 PER, 36 mins.
Fouls everywhere. This time it's the Juventus left-back, Alex Sandro. Peru are piling on the pressure after intense ranting from the sidelines from Gareca. Brazil trying to slow the game down, Peru not having any of it.
YELLOW CARD! Gabriel Jesus gets booked after an unmindful clash with Yotun. BRA 1-0 PER, 30 mins.
Brazil are defending in packs, just like they have done throughout the tournament, just how they kept the likes of Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero. And they are quite quick on the counter too. Peru not liking it at all, and decided to chop Gabriel Jesus down.
First corner for Peru
After a ten minute onslaught from Brazil, Peru finally break it into the opposition half and get a corner. Carlos Zambrano heads it way over. Ricardo Gareca not impressed. BRA 1-0 PER, 27 mins.
After brilliant work by Everton, and a cross from the left side, a side-footed glancing shot from Coutinho just misses the target. Brazil are looking dangerous, and suddenly the tables have turned.
Brazil asserting control
Brazil are pressing high up the pitch with Thiago Silva intercepting balls even before Casemiro. Peru have an uphill task now, as Brazil are looking really keen to double their advantage. They are trying to bring their star players, Coutinho and Firmino, more into the game.
Alisson Becker is yet to concede a single goal in the entire tournament. Peru have it really tough now.
GOAL! BRA 1-0 PER!
GOAL! Everton breaks the deadlock of what has been an edgy start to the game. But it's Gabriel Jesus who provided the assist after some brilliant skill with the ball. BRA 1-0 PER, 15 mins.
The minute Coutinho or Firmino or any of the Brazilian attackers are getting the ball, the Peruvian defenders are tackling strongly. Gareca would be quite pleased so far, with his team playing with real purpose here. Brazil yet to settle down. BRA 0-0 PER, 12 mins.
Energetic start to the match
This has been a very high intensity match so far. Although Brazil are yet to create chances and even have a fair share of possession, both the teams are full of energy. Both teams are pressing high, both teams are looking hungry for the trophy. BRA 0-0 PER, 9 mins.
Peru on the frontfoot
Peru have started brilliantly, making their way into the opposition half with confidence. They would, however, look to not repeat their group-stage performance where they were mauled by the Selecao 5-0 two weeks back. Yotun already with their second shot of the game. BRA 0-0 PER, 6 mins.
First attempt at goal
Second minute, and Peru already have a chance from free kick after Coutinho handles a ball. Peru's Christian Cueva steps up and shoots it narrowly close. BRA 0-0 PER, 2 mins.
The match is underway, and Tite's men in yellow and blue and Ricardo Gareca's men in white and red will play it out for glory. Brazil are aiming their ninth Copa America title, first since 2007; Peru their first since 1975.
Starting lineup for Peru
Peru (4-2-3-1): Pedro Gallese; Luis Advíncula, Carlos Zambrano, Luis Abram, Miguel Trauco; Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotún; André Carrillo, Christian Cueva, Edison Flores; Paolo Guerrero
Starting lineup for Brazil
Brazil (4-3-3) Alisson; Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro; Arthur, Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho; Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino, Everton
The final is here!
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the Copa America Final in Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Eight-time Copa America winner Brazil are up against Peru. Match begins in ten minutes.