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Peru v Brazil Live Commentary, 6/22/19

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0 - 5
PER
BRA
Casemiro (12)
Roberto Firmino (19)
Éverton (32)
Dani Alves (53)
Willian (90)
Neo Química Arena

Commentary

That's it for our live coverage of this Copa America match between Peru and Brazil! We hope you enjoyed following along, and will join us again soon!
As for what's next for these sides, Brazil will be facing a third-placed team, which could potentially be Argentina in the quarter-finals, while Peru will have to wait until the completion of the group stage to find out if their four points were enough for them to advance in one of those aforementioned third-place slots.
Brazil were never really required to get into gear today, yet still come through as 5-0 winners. After scoring three goals in the first half (12', 19', 32'), the Selecao cruised through most of the second half picking up a further two goals from a rising Dani Alves strike in the 53rd minute and a late curling effort from Willian in the 90th. Peru were actually let off the hook in added time as Jesus had an attempt from the penalty spot, but Gallese managed to keep it out. Peru faded away the longer the match went on and the quality dropped as substitutions were made, but a lot of this loss could be put at the feet of their goalkeeper. Gallese gave the ball away to Firmino for a goal, failed to cover his near post which allowed Everton to score, and then gave away the late penalty. Whether or not Peru would have been able to stay in this match longer without those mistakes is unknown, but they certainly didn't help. Brazil go through to the quarter-finals topping Group A, while Peru will be hoping this hit to their goal difference won't cost them a third-place slot.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: Peru 0-5 Brazil
Gabriel Jesus
Penalty Miss
Brazil
90' + 4' Jesus was hoping to get on the scoresheet today, but put his attempt on to the right palm of Gallese.
P. Gallese
Penalty Save
Peru
90' + 4' PENALTY SAVE!!!! Gallese has had a truly awful day, but escapes his own mistake with a strong right hand which denied Jesus' penalty that was aimed at the bottom-left corner!
90' + 2' PENALTY! Gallese took the feet from under Jesus who was through on goal, and Brazil will have a chance to make it six in the final minutes!
Éverton
Assist
Brazil
90' Everton laid the ball off to Willian, and the Chelsea man pulled off an inch-perfect finish to find the top-right corner of the goal!
Willian
Goal
Brazil
90' GOOALLLLL!!!! It's five for Brazil! Everton passed the ball to Willian and, from the corner of the penalty area, the latter unleashed a curling effort that nestled into the top-right corner of the goal past a diving Gallese! Peru 0-5 Brazil!
86' Alex Sandro's shot from distance is blocked behind for a Brazil corner.
84' CHANCE! Gonzales tries a strike from outside the box at the other end of the pitch, and just misses to the right! That was closer than Alisson initially thought!
84' Willian finds Everton at the back-post but the latter can't sneak his right-footed shot past Gallese.
83' After a heavy dose of magic spray, Everton looks set to continue.
82' Play stops as Everton receives treatment from the medical team.
L. Advíncula
Yellow Card
Peru
81' Advíncula goes in hard with a scissoring motion on Everton, and is shown yellow for his efforts.
80' Willian tried to play Jesus in on goal, but the latter's run was made too early and is flagged for offside.
Thiago Silva
Yellow Card
Brazil
78' Silva is shown yellow for leading with his elbow in an aerial duel with Tapia.
Willian
Philippe Coutinho
Brazil
77' Willian enters the fray, replacing Coutinho for Brazil.
75' CHANCE! Sandro whips in a ball from the left to the feet of Jesus who can't initially sort his feet out, then unleashes a left-footed effort that Gallese smothered.
72' Jesus pulls out a nice heel chop on the right wing, reminding people that he's on the pitch. While he's inarguably a talented striker, he has not been able to make an impact from out wide today.
Allan
Casemiro
Brazil
70' Casemiro, who will miss the next match due to yellow card accumulation, is taken off for Allan.
69' Brazil have a couple of chances from a cross from the right but fail to make either of them count. Everton does do a good job of tracking the second one down though in order to keep possession.
J. Ballón
C. Cueva
Peru
67' Most of Peru's attacking options have now been removed as Ballon replaces Cueva.
66' Free-kick to Peru after Jesus is called for dangerous play against Tapia.
64' Arthur snatches at a shot from outside the box that was always rising and winds up in the stand behind the goal.
63' Brazil win a corner after the ball goes behind off Polo.
61' Brazil have dominated the ball thus far, to the tune of 65.4 per cent possession.
59' Firmino pulls off a couple of stepovers in the box before firing a low shot right into the legs of Gallese who saves.
Alex Sandro
Filipe Luís
Brazil
57' Filipe Luis is taken off with Alex Sandro now filling the left back spot for Brazil.
C. Gonzáles
P. Guerrero
Peru
55' Guerrero won't be breaking the active goalscorer record today as he's withdrawn for Gonzales.
Roberto Firmino
Assist
Brazil
53' Firmino played a brilliant one-two with Alves after waiting for the gap to open, and the latter finished the attempt with a powerful, rising finish!
Dani Alves
Goal
Brazil
53' GOOALLLL!!!! It's four for Brazil! The captain, Dani Alves was played into the penalty area after a series of one-twos with Arthur and then Firmino, and the PSG man fired his shot into the roof of the net with Gallese unable to do anything about it! Vintage Brazil goal that! Peru 0-4 Brazil
52' At the other end, Brazil broke quickly and Firmino tried to cross the ball to a free runner at the back-post only for his effort to be tipped behind by Gallese.
52' Guerrero tries a volley from inside the box, but it lacks power and Alisson catches it with ease.
50' Jesus makes his run just a little too early, and is called offside after a pass in from Casemiro.
48' SAVE! Brilliant stuff by Everton as he breaks through the backline of the defence which forces Gallese off his line and the Peruvian goalkeeper goes to ground and does well to block what would have been a fourth Brazilian goal!
E. Flores
Y. Yotún
Peru
46' Yotun, who is on a yellow card, is withdrawn in favour of Flores at half-time.
46' PENALTY SHOUT! Everton tumbles to ground in the box under pressure from Advincula, but the referee is unmoved and points for the corner.
46' The referee's whistle sounds once more, and this match is back underway!
1' Firmino fouls Advincula in the Peru penalty area, offering a much-needed reprieve to the opposing defence.
It will be interesting to see how these sides set up heading into the second half. Brazil have a big enough lead that they may start taking off key players to get them some rest ahead of the quarter-finals. As for Peru, the four points they've already banked will probably be enough to earn them a third-place slot, but they will likely bring on another attacking player soon as they will surely be trying to improve their goal difference which could decide who goes through.
Brazil weren't at their high-flying best in the first half, yet still head into the break three goals up. It's been a stop-start affair throughout, and that was certainly the case in the opening 10 minutes which saw a whopping six fouls committed. Then, two minutes after being shown yellow, Casemiro headed in a rebound to give Brazil the lead. Firmino then scored off a goalkeeper error (19') and Everton pulled off a terrific strike from distance (32') to push Brazil ever closer to the quarter-finals. Peru have had chances here and there, but have now likely dug their hole too deep to climb out of today.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: Peru 0-3 Brazil
45' + 1' A lofted ball is sent in the direction of Alves, but the defender made his run too early and the flag goes up.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
44' SAVE! A deft pass was played into the run of Trauco who fired from a tight angle and Alisson was able to put it behind for a Peru corner!
43' The Brazilian back line is toying with Peru's attackers as they pass the ball amongst themselves.
41' Everton does well to stay on his feet in the box despite contact, but can't find a way past Advincula and the chance goes.
39' CHANCE! Jesus receives the ball in the box, buys himself a yard of space with a quick shift of the ball and curls his effort past the far post! Everything but the finish from the Manchester City man!
36' Casemiro rises above everyone from the corner, looking for his second of the day, but heads it wide left of goal.
35' Jesus pulls out all the tricks in the penalty area before trying a pass that is kicked away and behind by Peru. Corner to Brazil.
Éverton
Goal
Brazil
32' GOOALLL!!!!! Brazil make it three! Everton dribbled infield from his left wing position, got to the edge of the box, and then unleashed a low, curling, right-footed effort that beat Gallese at his near post! Not the finest day for the Peruvian goalkeeper this. Peru 0-3 Brazil
Philippe Coutinho
Assist
Brazil
32' Coutinho has had some fantastic assists in his career, and this... wasn't one of them. He simply played Everton down the line, and the latter went on to score a fantastic solo goal!
31' Brazil forgo a chance to launch a counter, opting to rather build a play a bit more slowly through the centre of the pitch.
29' Peru are struggling to pass through the lines of Brazil, but Alves helps them out by committing a foul in his own half.
27' Peru win a free-kick just outside the penalty area after Casemiro fouled Cueva. Can they take advantage of this opportunity? The answer is no as Guerrero curls a shot tamely over the bar.
25' Tempers are flaring a bit now as Peru try to get back into this match.
23' CHANCE! Everton launched a counter-attack down the left, then cut inside where he was unable to find a team-mate! He had an early pass on that would have been a tap-in but he over-dribbled and the passing lanes closed!
21' Peru now have quite the task ahead considering they have scored multiple goals in just three of their last 10 matches.
Roberto Firmino
Goal
Brazil
19' GOOALLLL!!!  Brazil double their lead! Gallese tried to clear the ball, but he hit Firmino first! The deflection hit the post, but then fell kindly to Firmino who put the goalkeeper on the floor before slotting in a no-look finish! What a calamity from Peru! Peru 0-2 Brazil
Y. Yotún
Yellow Card
Peru
16' After a series of quick fouls from Peru, Yotun is shown yellow for his tackle on Arthur from behind.
14' As things now stand, Brazil would advance to the quarter-finals as Group A winners with seven points.
Casemiro
Goal
Brazil
12' GOAALLLL!!! Brazil take the early lead! From a corner, Marquinhos' initial attempt bounced off the post before Casemiro finished the chance high into the net with a header! That's Casemiro's first goal for Brazil! Peru 0-1 Brazil
Marquinhos
Assist
Brazil
12' Marquinhos was unable to bury his header, hitting it off the post instead, but it bounced kindly to Casemiro in the air who headed it home for the goal!
Casemiro
Yellow Card
Brazil
10' After the early aforementioned fouls, Casemiro picks up a yellow for a late, sweeping challenge on Farfan. The referee is quickly losing patience with the overly physical play thus far.
8' Avicula tries his luck from distance but launches it well above the crossbar and into the stand behind.
8' With four fouls already, we''re averaging one every two minutes which has not allowed for play to really get going yet.
6' Polo was innocently stepped on by Luis, and the Peruvian player grasps at his arm as he jogs away.
5' A long, diagonal ball is sent out to Coutinho on the right wing from which he whipped in an early cross that missed everyone.
3' Farfan attacks down the left and then is shoved over by Marquinhos in the final third. Dangerous free-kick coming from Peru.
2' Tapia is down in a heap early after a foul from Firmino. Peru will have a free-kick.
1' Referee Fernando Rapallini blows his whistle, and this match is underway!
The players are out on the pitch as the national anthems begin to ring around the Arena Corinthians. Not long to go until kick-off now!
Brazil make two changes from their disappointing 0-0 draw with Venezuela. Gabriel Jesus and Everton come into the starting XI while Richarlison and Neres drop to the bench. With both wing positions being changed, you can’t help but ponder the absence of Neymar who was injured in the final tune-up before this tournament. They have plenty of talented options out wide and throughout, but will need someone to step up in a big way if they are to win their ninth Copa America title.
Just one change from Peru after their 3-1 win against Bolivia as Zambrano is replaced by Araujo in defence. The big story will be at the other end of the pitch though as Guerrero would become the active leader in Copa America goals if he were able to score in this match. Regardless, he (21) and Farfan (17) will definitely test the physicality of the Brazilian defence today considering both rank top-five in aerial duels won at this year’s tournament.
Brazil substitutes: Miranda, Fagner, Eder Militao, Cassio, Richarlison, Ederson, Allan, David Neres, Willian, Alex Sandro, Lucas Paqueta.
Brazil (4-2-3-1): Alisson; Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Filipe Luis; Arthur, Casemiro; Gabriel Jesus, Philippe Coutinho, Everton; Roberto Firmino.
Peru substitutes: Andre Carrillo, Raul Ruidiaz, Patricio Alvarez, Carlos Zambrano, Josepmir Ballon, Alexander Callens, Edison Flores, Christofer Gonzales, Anderson Santamaria, Jesus Pretell, Aldo Corzo, Carlos Caceda.
Peru (4-1-4-1): Pedro Gallese; Luis Advíncula, Miguel Araujo, Luis Abram, Miguel Trauco; Renato Tapia; Andy Polo, Christian Cueva, Yoshimar Yotun, Jefferson Farfan; Paolo Guerrero.
Now, let's take a look at the team news!
Brazil will likely be confident themselves considering they have typically had the better of Peru, losing just three of their 17 matches against La Blanquirroja (W11, D3) in the Copa America.
Peru will certainly have reason for confidence heading into this match as they are in the midst of their longest ever unbeaten run at the Copa America (W4, D3).
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