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Copa America Final 2019 Highlights: Brazil win it on their home soil

Copa America Final 2019, Brazil vs Peru Highlights: Goals from Everton, Jesus and Richarlison hand Selecao the victory against Peru.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 8, 2019 4:14:59 am
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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.

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Copa America Final 2019, Brazil vs Peru Highlights:

03:30 (IST)08 Jul 2019

NINTH TIME! FIRST TIME SINCE 2007! The match ends 3-1 after goals from Everton, Jesus and Richarlison hand Selecao the victory.

03:23 (IST)08 Jul 2019

GOAL! Richarlison makes it THREE! Brazil are in a comfortable lead now. BRA 3-1 PER, 90+1 mins.

03:20 (IST)08 Jul 2019

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.

03:14 (IST)08 Jul 2019
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.

03:11 (IST)08 Jul 2019
Peru looking for a change

Gareca makes a change by bringing on Raul Ruidiaz for Yotun. Meanwhile, Eder Militao replaces Coutinho

03:07 (IST)08 Jul 2019

Roberto Firmino is off, and on comes Richarlison. BRA 2-1 PER, 75 mins.

03:03 (IST)08 Jul 2019

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.

03:00 (IST)08 Jul 2019

And, Gabriel Jesus is down. Carlos Zambrano is booked for his rash body check on the striker. 

02:59 (IST)08 Jul 2019
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.

02:52 (IST)08 Jul 2019
Brazil dominant

Peru are in for the fight, as Brazil still look for the third goal through Coutinho whose stinging shot is blocked.

02:50 (IST)08 Jul 2019

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. 

02:45 (IST)08 Jul 2019

Thiago Silva goes in late into Christan Cueva. The Paris Saint-Germain defender is booked for his challenge. BRA 2-1 PER, 53 mins.

02:41 (IST)08 Jul 2019

Renato Tapia is booked for his foul on Philippe Coutinho, as he tries to stop a counter-attack.

02:39 (IST)08 Jul 2019
Back underway

Brazil will look to double their lead right now, with Gareca's men looking to level up again.

02:20 (IST)08 Jul 2019

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.

02:20 (IST)08 Jul 2019

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.

02:15 (IST)08 Jul 2019

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.

02:13 (IST)08 Jul 2019

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.

02:10 (IST)08 Jul 2019
Peru clueless

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.

02:08 (IST)08 Jul 2019

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.

Casemiro warned fans that there would be no repeat of the 5-0 group-stage thrashing of Peru when the two sides meet in Sunday's Copa America final. Casemiro opened the scoring in their Group A encounter when hosts Brazil ran away with the match as Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese had a day to forget, entirely at fault for Brazil's second goal scored by Roberto Firmino and guilty of hesitancy for the opener and poor positioning for the third goal by Everton.