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Brazil v Peru Live Commentary, 9/10/19

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L. Abram (85)
United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum


That concludes our commentary of the friendly between Brazil and Peru! We hope you enjoyed it!
Brazil do not currently have any fixtures scheduled in the near future, while Peru are back in action on October 10 against Uruguay in a friendly.
A somewhat disappointing 90 minutes comes to a shocking end as Peru steal a late victory thanks to a close-range Abram header following a Yotun free-kick in the 85th minute. Peru’s first win over Brazil since 1985, the Selecao were stifled all match by Gareca’s side, whose organisation and structure in defence, led by Advincula, really frustrated the likes of Richarlison and Firmino. The second half was more open than the first, with Allan missing arguably the best chance of the match for Brazil five minutes after the restart, but it was ultimately Peru who made the most of their limited opportunities, despite Neymar and Vinicius entering the match with half an hour left in the fixture to try and turn the tides for Tite. The victory ends a three-match losing run for Peru, while defeat sees Brazil’s undefeated streak end at 17 matches.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: BRAZIL 0-1 PERU. 
J. Ballón
Y. Yotún
90' + 3' With seconds left in the match, Ballon replaces Yotun in midfield. 
90' The fourth official indicates three minutes for stoppages at the end of the match.
87' A Brazil corner comes to the near post where it’s flicked on for Lucas Paqueta just outside the six-yard box. The Milan forward has a volley, but he’s unable to keep it down as it sails over the crossbar.
L. Abram
85' PERU BREAK THE DEADLOCK! 1-0 TO GARECA’S SIDE! Yotun swings a free-kick into the six-yard box from the just outside the left-hand corner of the penalty area which allows Abram to attack it, with the centre-back tucking a neat header in the corner of the goal past Ederson, who had come out to punch!
Y. Yotún
85' It was an exceptional set-piece, which earns Yotun an assist. 
Bruno Henrique
Philippe Coutinho
84' A late substitution sees an unimpressive Coutinho replaced by Bruno Henrique.
82' Tite’s substitutions have certainly sparked some life into the Selecao, but with less than 10 minutes remaining, it looks somewhat unlikely that his reinforcements will be able to turn the tides of the match in Brazil’s favour.
80' Heroic defending from Peru gets the ball away from their penalty area as an aerial delivery into the box is headed upwards immediately by Santamaria, before Advincula swings a boot at it to whack it upfield.
78' Allan wins a free-kick in midfield after a Tapia foul which he opts to take quickly instead of letting his centre-backs enter the penalty area for a long-range delivery.
76' Brazil have scored 10 goals in their last three matches against Peru, conceding only once (a penalty).
Vinícius Júnior
74' Tite gives Vinicius his Brazil debut as he replaces Richarlison with just over 15 minutes remaining. Can the Real Madrid forward be the man to make the difference?
C. Cueva
G. Costa
72' Peru make another switch as Cueva replaces Costa.
A. Carrillo
É. Flores
72' Carrillo is also thrown on to trouble the Brazil defence. Flores is the man to make way.
A. Santamaría
C. Zambrano
69' Aquino was booked earlier in the match and will not be risked in the final 20 minutes. Santamaria comes on in his place.
68' Tapia gives it away in midfield which allows Neymar to sprint towards the Peru penalty area. Some good man-marking forces the PSG forward to lay it off to Coutinho, but the return ball through the heart of the defence is hit too hard, allowing Gallese to collect.
66' Brazil have not been held goalless in a friendly since a 0-0 with England in November 2017.
64' A change in midfield sees Casemiro taken off for Liverpool’s Fabinho.
Lucas Paquetá
David Neres
64' Lucas Paqueta also gets a chance as Neres is withdrawn.
Roberto Firmino
63' Tite throws Neymar into the match with just under 30 minutes remaining.
62' Neres’ corner finds the bandaged head of Casemiro, who nods it towards goal. Gallese still looks uncomfortable after the earlier thumb injury as he hastily punches it away with one first.
60' An hour has passed and it remains level at 0-0, with neither side able to edge in front, despite the increased chances in the second half in comparison to the first. It looks as though Tite is preparing a switch in order to change that, however, as Neymar looks to be going through his final paces.
58' Richarlison takes down Advincula as he commits his third foul of the evening. He definitely possesses a high work rate in defence, but his eagerness to win the ball back often leaves the Everton forward in trouble.
56' Peru have clearly been waiting for a rematch against Brazil as they are playing exceptionally well without the ball, forcing the Selecao to rush in possession everywhere on the pitch. It hasn’t translated to chances in front of goal as Gallese has been much busier than Ederson - but the clean sheet remains.
54' Coutinho has a crack at goal after great hold-up play from Firmino which forces another great save out of Gallese, but it appears as though the goalkeeper has injured himself in the process. He’s getting some tape on his right thumb, which could hinder his ability going forward.
Alex Sandro
Yellow Card
52' Alex Sandro is given a yellow card for a late cynical challenge on Tapia.
50' GALLESE RESCUES PERU! Richarlison picks up a head of steam as he barrels towards the penalty area, but intelligently slips it through for the run of Allan. With only the keeper to beat, the Napoli midfielder sends his chance squarely against the face of Gallese, who manages to eventually make the one-on-one save!
48' Advincula swings a low cross in from the right wing with his left, but Alex Sandro easily smashes it away with a clearing volley.
Y. Reyna
R. Ruidíaz
46' An early change in the second half sees a change at striker for Peru, with Reyna replacing Ruidiaz.
Brazil get the second half underway from the kick-off!
Brazil’s bench features a host of attacking talent with Vinicius, Neymar and Lucas Paqueta all primed and ready to be introduced. Tite will no doubt be looking to take the second half by the scruff of the neck, with an early change likely. Peru will need their reinforcements to continue with the same intensity as the XI who began the match - as they’ve done well to suppress the Selecao’s creative players.
The two sides enter the interval level at 0-0 after a choppy first half in which neither side was able to establish dominance. Peru’s constant pressing and structural organisation when not in possession really stifled Brazil’s attack, with Marquinhos having to operate as an auxiliary playmaker from centre-back in order to spark Richarlison into life. Neres and Firmino have both been more or less non-existent in the first half. Peru were not extremely active in front of goal either, rarely getting close enough to challenge Ederson. 
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: BRAZIL 0-0 PERU. 
P. Aquino
Yellow Card
45' + 2' The first card of the match is a yellow shown to Aquino for a poor slide tackle on Casemiro in midfield.
45' + 1' The fourth official indicates an additional three minutes of time at the end of the half for stoppages. 
44' Coutinho takes a corner-kick to the edge of the six-yard box but Gallese makes a confident catch despite the crowd of players in his way.
42' Neres gets caught in possession outside the Peru penalty area but has just enough time to squeeze a pass square to Coutinho, who is promptly crowded out by three Peru defenders.
40' Neres has switched wings with Richarlison as he looks to cut in from the right-hand side, but Trauco steps in and dispossesses the forward with ease. It’s been all too straightforward for the Peru defence tonight who have been rarely tested.
37' The ball is hung up to the far post for Tapia, but Aquino puts the set-piece too deep as the Peru midfielder can only keep it in play for Brazil to reclaim.
36' Peru now have a free-kick as Militao takes Costa down about 20 yards outside of the penalty area.
34' Play resumes as Casemiro re-enters the pitch with what looks to be a swim cap on his head for protection. It’s good to see that the player can continue after what looked to be a nasty collision.
32' Play is stopped as Casemiro is left on the turf after an accidental clash of heads with Neres during an aerial duel. The Real Madrid midfielder is looking to have blood on his forehead, though he is already sitting up which is a positive sign.
30' Alex Sandro flicks the ball into the penalty area from the left and Richarlison pops up on his opposite flank to hit a left-footed volley which drifts well-wide of Gallese’s post.
28' Fagner looks to ignite something down the right, playing neat passes with Casemiro before turning and passing inwards to Richarlison. The Everton winger hits an immediate return pass out to the flank, but he miscues it and sends it over the full-back’s head.
26' With just about 30 minutes played in the first half, neither side have looked to be able to sustain attacking pressure for any length of time. Tite should be asking more of his side, who have often times resorted to spraying passes down the pitch to chase onto.
24' Advincula looks to make his presence felt on the attacking end after bursting forward down the right and sending a dangerous ball into the penalty area for Ruidiaz, which forces Ederson to make an uneasy catch.
22' WHAT A HIT FROM FLORES! A ball is sent into the Brazil penalty area for the Peru forward who catches it sweetly on the volley, but a slight deflection takes it just wide of Ederson’s outstretched hand and out for a corner.
20' ADVINCULA’S SLIDE KEEPS THE SCORES LEVEL! The ball breaks to Firmino near the Peru 18-yard box and the Liverpool striker makes a move past his defender before slipping a pass into Neres. The Ajax winger goes straight through on goal, dragging Gallese out in the process, but Advincula’s last-ditch challenge does just enough to take the ball off of the forward’s foot and out!
18' Allan’s sloppy pass in midfield gives Peru a chance to break after the turnover but it’s the unlikely Firmino who tracks back to intercept, before getting it forward to Richarlison as Brazil look to break the deadlock.
16' Coutinho’s corner is pushed away out of the penalty area by Aquino, who stationed himself intelligently inside the six-yard box.
14' CLOSE FROM PERU! The free-kick is swung in from the left and Zambrano gets on the end of it, but a late deflection sends it just wide of Ederson’s goal for a corner!
12' Costa holds up play against Casemiro on the near touchline and is promptly dragged to the ground, giving Peru their first free-kick of the match.
11' Peru have started the match pressing intently, forcing Brazil to cycle the ball quickly in midfield. It’s a great start, but one has to wonder how long the intensity can hold up in the Los Angeles heat.
9' Marquinhos attempts another launched delivery down the right for Richarlison, but once again the centre-back gets his accuracy slightly wrong as he sends it out for a Peru throw-in near the corner flag.
7' A long pass is pinged over the top from the centre circle by Marqunhos, but it rolls just too far for Richarlison to stride onto as Peru happily see it behind for a goal-kick.
5' Allan drags Yotun down on the near touchline after Brazil turn the ball over in midfield, but the referee is happy to allow play to continue as the Peru supporters voice their displeasure.
3' Casemiro is brought down by Aquino while Peru press high into Brazil's half, but the foul allows the Selecao to clear their lines easily. 
1' Peru get the match underway from the kick-off! 
Peru make three changes as they alter the starting XI that lost 1-0 to Ecuador last time out. Zambrano replaces Santamaria at centre-back and Aquino gets the start over Gonzalez in central midfield, while Yotun’s inclusion means Cueva drops to the bench.
Brazil make four changes from the XI that drew 2-2 with Colombia four days ago. Militao replaces Thiago Silva at centre-back, while Fagner replaces Dani Alves at right-back. Allan is in for Arthur in midfield and finally, Neres drops Neymar to the bench.
PERU SUBS: Carlos Caceda. Patricio Alvarez, Aldo Corzo, Marcos Lopez, Carlos Ascues, Alexander Callens, Anderson Santamaria, Josepmir Ballon, Christian Cueva, Christopher Gonzales, Andre Carrillo, Yordy Reyna, Kevin Quevedo. 
PERU XI (4-3-3): Pedro Gallese; Luis Advincula, Carlos Zambrano, Luis Abram, Miguel Trauco; Pedro Aquino, Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotun; Gabriel Costa, Raul Ruidiaz, Edison Flores.
BRAZIL SUBS: Vinicius Junior, Weverton, Jorge, Dani Alves, Samir, Fabinho, Neymar, Ivan, Thiago Silva, Arthur, Bruno Henrique, Lucas Paqueta.
BRAZIL XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Alex Sandro, Eder Militao, Marquinhos, Fagner; Philippe Coutinho, Casemiro, Allan; David Neres, Roberto Firmino, Richarlison.
With 15 minutes to go before kick-off, the team news has been confirmed! Let's start with Brazil! 
Peru will be looking to exact revenge on the side who ended their dreams of continental glory at the last hurdle by beating Brazil tonight in Los Angeles. It’ll be a tough task for Ricardo Gareca’s squad, as they have only gotten the better of the Selecao once since 1985. They were given two attempts to get the better of their South American rivals during this years’ CONMEBOL tournament, but failed at both attempts, losing 8-1 on aggregate.
Four days after drawing Colombia in their first match since winning the Copa America, Brazil look to continue their 17-match unbeaten run against a Peru side who have lost three of their last five. These two should be quite familiar with each other, as they played each other in the Copa two months ago, with the Selecao emerging victorious, 3-1. 
Good evening and welcome to our LIVE commentary of the international friendly between Peru and Brazil!