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90'
Richarlison
Penalty Goal
3 - 1
70'
Gabriel Jesus
Yellow 2nd/RC
45' + 3'
Gabriel Jesus
Arthur
2 - 1
44'
P. Guerrero
Penalty Goal
1 - 1
15'
Éverton
Gabriel Jesus
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
54% 45%
7
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 2
Total Passes 454 380
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Brazil win the Copa America on home soil as they are crowned South American champions for the first time since 2007! Gabriel Jesus' big goal on the stroke of half-time gave Brazil a lead they would never relinquish, despite the striker being set off with 20 minutes to play, as Richarlison applied the finishing touches from the penalty spot late on to dash Peru's hopes of a comeback.
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: BRAZIL 3-1 PERU.
90' + 5' Brazil's celebrations are postponed just slightly as another minute is added on at the end of stoppage time.
Allan
Éverton
90' + 3' A final change of the match for Brazil sees Everton depart to a hero's ovation, as Allan takes his place for the final minutes.
90' + 1' There will be five minutes added on at the end of this match, but they seem like nothing more than a formality now.
Richarlison
Yellow Card
90' + 1' Richarlison sees yellow for taking his shirt off in his celebration. Rules are rules, but it doesn't mean they're good ones.
Richarlison
Penalty Goal
90' BRAZIL ARE SURELY GOING TO WIN IT NOW! Richarlison makes it 3-1 as he steps up to take and places his penalty perfectly into the bottom corner, just beyond the reach of Gallese! That's job done for the Selecao!
89' As expected, the referee is headed over to check with VAR. Zambrano certainly blocked off Everton's path, making no attempt to win the ball, but it was shoulder to shoulder. Nonetheless, after a short check, the referee feels it was cynical enough and his decision stands!
87' EVERTON WINS BRAZIL A PENALTY! That might just be curtains for Peru! Everton embarks on a delicious run, but a heavy touch sees the ball squirt ahead of him allowing Zambrano to intervene and block him off. There didn't appear to be a whole lot in it, but the referee pointed straight to the spot.
A. Polo
A. Carrillo
86' A final roll of the dice for Peru sees Polo take the place of Carrillo, in what is more of a straight swap on the flank.
L. Advíncula
Yellow Card
84' Peru's pressure amounts to nothing and Brazil look to break quickly, before Advincula fouls Everton smartly to prevent a counter. It's a yellow for the full-back.
C. Gonzáles
R. Tapia
82' Peru's second change is another attacking one as they've now withdrawn both holding midfielders with Tapia giving way, and Gonzales, an attacking midfielder, taking his place.
80' Into the final 10 minutes and it's edge of the seat stuff for Brazil. Just about everyone is behind the ball for them now, with Everton and Richarlison their only real attackers out on the pitch - and Everton has been consistently tracking back here to lend a hand to Alex Sandro in defence.
R. Ruidíaz
Y. Yotún
78' And Peru finally make their first change of the night with Ruidiaz replacing Yotun. It's a striker on for a defensive midfielder, as Los Incas are going for it at last.
Éder Militão
Philippe Coutinho
77' Tite elects to bring on a third centre-back to help see this out as Militao replaces Coutinho, an attacking midfielder, for the final 13 minutes.
Richarlison
Roberto Firmino
75' Brazil respond by making their first change as Richarlison is brought on to carry the weight in attack, replacing Firmino.
74' That is Jesus' first red card for Brazil, and just the second of his professional career. His only other one came with Palmeiras in 2016 in the Copa Libertadores.
72' Peru have turned up the heat now! Trauco forces Alisson into a save with a strike from 20 yards, as Brazil are being hemmed back here. Jesus, meanwhile, is spotted crying in the tunnel. That was quite the controversial decision and he's understandably not taking it well.
Gabriel Jesus
Yellow 2nd/RC
70' BRAZIL ARE DOWN TO 10 MEN! What a twist this is! Jesus is shown a second yellow as he catches Zambrano with an elbow as they both went up for the ball! It certainly looked a bit harsh, but the referee has made up his mind and Brazil's task just got a little bit harder!
C. Zambrano
Yellow Card
68' Zambrano gives Jesus a late push out of the field of play and the referee doesn't hesitate in producing a yellow card.
67' Surprisingly there's very limited activity on the touchlines as neither side look particularly keen on making a change. Peru have just over 20 minutes to get themselves a goal and have some good attacking options available off the bench. Now it's just a matter of using them.
65' Tapia wins a free-kick on the right flank as Peru remain in the ascendancy. Nothing comes from the set piece, but Peru keep the pressure on after Brazil initially clear their lines.
63' It's all just looking a bit stale at the moment. With both sides naming the same XI as they did in the semi-final, some tired legs seem to be setting in. The two managers should be pondering changes here just to help freshen things up.
61' Into the final 30 minutes of this match and despite Brazil dominating this second half, Peru have been able to avoid conceding a killer third goal. Their belief figures to be growing the longer they hang around here.
59' Brazil have won 13 of their 17 home games against Peru in all competitions (D2 L2), losing only in 1975 and 1985.
57' JUST WIDE! Another clever move down the left sees Everton and Alex Sandro link up, with the latter whipping an inviting cross in at the near post for Firmino who gets in front of his marker but just steers his header wide!
55' Chances at both ends! Peru break in numbers as they catch Brazil stretched, but their decision making just lets them down at the vital moment as the chance is gone. Brazil respond on the counter, with Peru now stretched, but Coutinho opts to go at it alone as he sees a shot blocked from 20 yards instead of rolling a pass over for Jesus who was in acres of space to his right.
Thiago Silva
Yellow Card
53' Cueva does well to get forward before being fouled by Thiago Silva, who sees yellow for his efforts. The tempo is really picking up here.
51' NOT FAR AWAY! Coutinho takes a pass just inside the area and dances into space for a shot, but places an effort just beyond the far corner! Brazil are getting closer to a third...
R. Tapia
Yellow Card
49' Coutinho looks to break quickly for Brazil and Tapia is having none of it, taking one for the team as he wraps his arms around the attacker and pulls him to ground. It's a professional foul - one that sees Tapia into the book.
48' Brazil are quickly camped out in attack to get the second half underway, looking for the third goal that would likely put this match to bed. Successive corners keep Peru hemmed back in their own penalty area, but Brazil are unable to make much of either of them.
46' Brazil get the second half underway! No changes from either side at the break.
It will be interesting to see how Gareca approaches his substitutions in the second half. They've hardly spent any time in attack and that obviously needs to change. Polo could be an option to provide more width on the break, while Ruidiaz could also be a good option to provide Guerrero with a strike partner up top.
Gabriel Jesus' goal with essentially the last kick of the first half has completely changed the complexion of this final heading into the interval. The sides looked poised to head into the break on level terms after Paolo Guerrero's penalty cancelled out Everton's opener, but Peru now have it all to do again.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: BRAZIL 2-1 PERU.
Arthur
Assist
45' + 3' Oustanding play from Arthur there in midfield, not just to win the ball back, but to quickly turn up the pitch and find that pass for Jesus.
Gabriel Jesus
Goal
45' + 3' BRAZIL TAKE THE LEAD RIGHT BACK! 2-1! On the stroke of half-time Arthur dispossesses Yotun high up the pitch, bursts forward and rolls a clever pass across for Jesus who shows great composure to wait out Gallese and roll a finish in at the far post!
45' There will be just two minutes added on at the end of this first half.
P. Guerrero
Penalty Goal
44' PARITY RESTORED AT THE MARACANA! 1-1! Guerrero keeps his cool and sends Alisson the wrong way as he pulls Peru level! It's game on now in the final!
43' As has been the case with just about every incident in this tournament, VAR will be used here as the referee wants a second look. Thiago Silva went to ground and his trailing arm was planted as it blocked the cross, meaning there was little he could do to pull it away. Following a very brief look, the referee's decision stands!
41' PERU HAVE A PENALTY! Well that wasn't in the script! A major twist in the tale as a Cueva's low cross is blocked by the arm of Thiago Silva, following a tidy give and go with Flores! A lifeline for Peru!
40' It feels like VAR has played such a major role in this tournament, resulting in a number of lengthy stoppages. There's been nothing for the referee to have a second look at so far, though, which is perhaps why this half has flown by.
38' Brazil have the highest possession average (66.5%) and passing accuracy (88.8%) in the 2019 Copa America; they also have the most shots attempted (88) and on target (26), and they have faced the joint-fewest shots on target (7, level with Uruguay) in this year’s tournament.
36' Another half-chance for Brazil comes via that left flank, this time with Alex Sandro getting forward on the overlap. The full-back pulls it back invitingly for Firmino, but he just heads over with Abram doing just enough to put him off!
34' Peru have been strangers in the attacking third since the opening few minutes. This first half has actually sort of flown by, despite the fact that not a whole lot has happened. Brazil are like a well-oiled machine in possession, though. It can be mesmerising.
32' The match has become very stop-start over the last five minutes as the physicality picks up quite a bit. Brazil are doing an excellent job of preventing Peru from getting into any sort of rhythm, making sure to disrupt their flow when they do get on the ball.
Gabriel Jesus
Yellow Card
30' Jesus is a bit over-eager to try and win the ball back high up the pitch, sliding in with a late and rather agressive challenge, as he picks up the game's first yellow card as a result.
29' Gareca is urging his side to pick up their energy level as they have been lured into a bit of a lull. The issue is they just can't seem to get on the ball with Brazil playing quite selfishly in that regard. The hosts are hardly relinquishing possession.
27' Brazil and Peru are playing the first Copa America final in which both teams have kept a clean sheet in both the quarter-finals and semi-finals. Brazil are yet to concede a goal in this year’s tournament.
25' Another big chance! Brazil have this innate ability of carving out chances from seemingly nothing. This time Everton turns provider as he finds space on the left and picks out a clever pull-back for Coutinho in the centre, whose first-time effort from 10 yards is knocked just wide of the near post!
23' Brazil are suffocating Peru as they pass it around in midfield, essentially playing keep-away. They're looking to force Peru to press and pull them out of their shape in the process.
21' Everton's goal has really helped settle Brazil down. They're looking a lot more comfortable on the ball, with Peru somewhat rattled. The visitors are coming off a bit frantic as they have to play catch-up. They did beat Bolivia earlier in the tournament despite conceding first, though Brazil are an entirely different monster.
19' That's a tough blow for Peru, who had shown no signs of cracking up to the point of conceding. Advincula got pulled too far inside as everyone gravitated towards Guerrero, and now Peru have it all to do.
17' Brazil have won the Copa America on each of the previous four occasions they have hosted the tournament (1919, 1922, 1949 and 1989).
Gabriel Jesus
Assist
15' Delicious cross from Jesus to float that delivery over everyone's head and pick out an unmarked Everton.
Éverton
Goal
15' BRAZIL DRAW FIRST BLOOD IN THE FINAL! 1-0! The Maracana is sent into raptures as Brazil convert the first chance of the match! Jesus found space on the right and clipped a lovely delivery in towards the far post where Everton arrived unmarked to smash home a first-time finish!
13' It's all very patient from Brazil in possession. They're not attacking with any urgency as of yet, looking to get a feel of how Peru are going to defend. So far the hosts have been content knocking it about, waiting for Peru to press to win it back.
11' For the first time, Brazil get forward with a bit of intent. They work it around cleverly on the fringes of the final third, but there's no way through for them at the moment. Peru have done well to settle into their defensive shape.
9' These two sides are really feeling each other out in the opening stages. There's not been a ton of pace to speak of, with Brazil yet to really get out of first gear.
7' Peru are the first team to reach a Copa America final despite having lost a game by five or more goals in that same tournament: they lost 0-5 to Brazil in this year’s group stage.
5' Well despite the majority of the supporters in attendance cheering Brazil forward, it's Peru who have been the brighter of the two sides to start. They certainly look up for the occasion, getting after every ball with real intent as they put some decent pressure on the hosts.
3' Peru might not have too many chances in this match, so when they do present themselves it's important for them to take advantage. An early handball from Coutinho affords them a free-kick in a dangerous position, but Cueva just misses the far post with his subsequent effort at goal.
1' AND THEY'RE OFF! Peru get the match underway in their white kits with that red stripe across their chest and back. Brazil are in their yellow tops with blue shorts.
Peru also trot out the same starting XI from the semi-final and quarter-final, and it's hard to blame coach Ricardo Gareca considering the manner in which they beat the defending champions. Carlos Zambrano, Andre Carrillo and Edison Flores did not start the 5-0 defeat to Brazil in the group stage, with the former two not playing any part in the match.
Tite names an unchanged side from their semi-final win over rivals Argentina. Willian was expected to miss out with a thigh injury but he finds himself among the substitutes, as do Filipe Luis and Fernandinho who have been nagged by thigh and knee injuries, respectively. It remains to be seen whether they are well and truly options for Tite off the bench.
SUBS: Patricio Alvarez, Carlos Caceda, Cristofer Gonzales, Josepmir Ballon, Jesus Pretell, Anderson Santamaria, Alexander Callens, Miguel Araujo, Raul Ruidiaz, Andy Polo, Aldo Corzo.
PERU (4-2-3-1): Pedro Gallese; Luis Advincula, Carlos Zambrano, Luis Abram, Miguel Trauco; Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotun; Andre Carrillo, Christian Cueva, Edison Flores; Paolo Guerrero.
SUBS: Allan, Filipe Luis, Ederson, Miranda, Richarlison, Fernandinho, Eder Militao, Fagner, Cassio, Willian, Lucas Paqueta, David Neres.
BRAZIL (4-2-3-1): Alisson; Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro; Arthur, Casemiro; Gabriel Jesus, Philippe Coutinho, Everton; Roberto Firmino.
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That being said, revenge will be on their minds following their 5-0 defeat to Brazil to close out the group stage, which seemed to light a fire under this Peru side who bounced back by shocking Uruguay in the quarters before routing defending champions Chile 3-0 in the semis.
They will be feeling the pressure to recreate that magic and live up to lofty expectations, while Peru are playing with house money. Regardless of tonight’s result Los Incas can take pride in reaching their first Copa America final since 1975.
It was nearly 40 years ago to the day when Romario scored for Brazil in a 1-0 win over Uruguay as there were crowned South American champions at the Maracana – the last time they hosted the tournament.
Brazil were odds-on favourites to win the tournament at its onset a little over three weeks ago, and that holds true ahead of the final as the hosts are now just one win away from their first Copa America title since 2007, and a first on home soil since 1989.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the 2019 Copa America final as hosts Brazil take on Peru at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro!