Brazil 1 Chile 0 LIVE REACTION: Paqueta the hero as Tite's ten men scrap their way through to Copa America semi-finals
3rd July 2021

BRAZIL are through to the semi-finals of the Copa America after a hard-fought win over Chile.

Lucas Paqueta netted the only goal the game, with Tite's side down to ten-men for much of the second half after Gabriel Jesus saw red.

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  • Final score: Brazil 1-0 Chile
  • Brazil XI: Ederson; Danilo, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Renan Lodi; Richarlison, Fred, Casemiro, Gabriel Jesús; Firmino, Neymar
  • Chile XI: Bravo; Isla, Sierralta, Medel, Mena; Vidal, Aránguiz, Pulgar; Alexis Sánchez; Vargas, E. Vegas.
  • Nyle Smith

    AND THAT'S A WRAP

    Thank you for staying tuned SunSport family.

    It's been a long but entertaining night and we could all do with a bit of rest.

    The current holders of Copa America march on to the semi-finals
  • Nyle Smith

    FULL 90 REPORT

    TEN-MAN BRAZIL fight to see another day as the scrape past Chile to progress to the semi-finals.

    The Brazilian boss Tite went with arguably his strongest line-up bringing Neymar, Thiago Silva and Casemiro back into the squad since resting them for the Ecuador game.

    Ronan Lodi showing commiseration's to his opponent

    And albeit the host weren’t creating any clear-cut chances in the first half, the danger signs were most certainly there.

    Then finally the deadlock was broken just after the interval when Lucas Paqueta made an immediate impact by scoring with arguably his first touch.

    However things took a turn for the worst when Gabriel Jesus’ reckless challenge earned the Manchester City forward a red card moments later.

    Claudio Bravo and Neymar pay respects to each other for a hard fought game

    The Chileans applied pressure the entire second half and it seemed as if the equaliser came when they had the ball in the back of the net but thankfully for Tite and his team, VAR ruled it out for offside.

    Brazil were able to hold on in the end and now they can look ahead to Tuesday’s semi-final clash against Peru.

  • Nyle Smith

    MOTM

    Who else could it be other than the man himself?

    Congratulations Neymar Jr on being crowned as man of the match.

  • Nyle Smith

    FULL TIME STATS

    That is what you call a champions performance.

    Dominated in possession statistics but still able to accumulate a similar shot tally with a man down for almost an entire half of the game.

    But most importantly, get the victory.

    Credit: Livescore
  • Nyle Smith

    SEMI-FINALS

    After a long hard fought match, the 9x Copa America winners will be taking on Peru in the semi-finals on Tuesday.

    Which means that Brazil are one step closer to completing back-to-back Copa America triumphs for the first time since the 2004 and 2007 editions.

  • Nyle Smith

    FULL TIME

    The champions go marching on having scraped past Chile landing a spot in the semi-finals of Copa America.

  • Nyle Smith

    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    AND IT'S ALL OVERRRRRRR!

    THE CHAMPIONS ARE FLAT OUT ON THEIR BACKS

    BUT THEY'VE DONE IT AND THEY ARE INTO THE SEMI-FINALS!

    FT: BRAZIL 1-0 CHILE

  • Nyle Smith

    BRAZIL 1-0 CHILE

    90+5. NO NO NO YOU JUST DON'T DO THAT!

    Carlos Palacios saw his name in lights and decided to go for a shot from miles out.

    But it just kept rising and rising and now, that should be it.

    The hosts are almost there.

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    BRAZIL 1-0 CHILE

    90+3. Brazil head coach Tite is trudging up and down the touch line barking orders at his team as he anxiously watches on.

    The Chileans are knocking on the door as hard as they can.

  • Nyle Smith

    BRAZIL 1-0 CHILE

    90+1. A change for the champions as they look to hold on for dear life.

    • OFF – Richarlison and Ronan Lodi
    • ON – Everton and Eder Militao

    BRAZIL 1-0 CHILE

    SIX MINUTES OF ADDITIONAL TIME!

    YES.. SIX!

     

    BRAZIL 1-0 CHILE

    87. OOOO Neymar stop it!

    The Brazilian superstar rolled the ball one way and knocked it back the other forcing Arturo Vidal to foul him and pick up a yellow card.

    That was delightful.

    BRAZIL 1-0 CHILE

    85. Chile currently have all the possession but it's in the wrong areas.

    They need to just launch the ball into the box and see where it ends up or who can get a crucial touch to knock it in.

    BATTLING

    Neymar is doing everything he can to see his nation to progress to the semi-finals.

    BRAZIL 1-0 CHILE

    81. After that tremendous save, Ederson has just earned himself a yellow card for time wasting.

    I never thought I'd associate Brazil with wasting time but when you are a man down and your back is to the wall, you've got to do what you've got to do.

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      BRAZIL 1-0 CHILE

      77. Another substitution for Chile as they throw the kitchen sink at Brazil.

      • OFF – Erick Pulgar
      • ON – Jean Meneses

      BRAZIL 1-0 CHILE

      76. OOOO IT ALMOST WASN'T BUT FOR EDERSON THE HERO!

      Eduardo Vargas rifled a shot towards that Brazilian goal but the Manchester City keeper was able to get a strong hand to the ball.

      15 MINUTES AND COUNTING

      With only 15 minutes to go, will this be the goal which decides this quarter-final?

      BRAZIL 1-0 CHILE

      73. Straight into the wall.

      That is so poor from him.

      BRAZIL 1-0 CHILE

      73. Neymar steps up and…

      BRAZIL 1-0 CHILE

      72. Neymar makes something out of nothing by winning a free-kick on the edge of Chile's box when he had three players surrounding him.

      This is dangerous because second goal could be curtains for the visitors.

      • Nyle Smith

        ONE IS THE MAGIC NUMBER

        How many goals Chile need to take this game to penalties?

        Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal signaling instructions
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        BRAZIL 1-0 CHILE

        68. THE CROSSBAR! CHILE ARE PUSHING!

        Blackburn star Ben Brereton's looping header had Ederson scrambling but came crashing off the bar.

        So, so unlucky lad.

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        BRAZIL 1-0 CHILE

        66. FINALLY SOME MOMENT OF MAGIC FROM NEYMAR BUT WHAT A SAVE!

        The PSG star picked up on the ball on the left hand side and drove at the Chile goal leaving the defenders in his dust.

        And he somehow worked a yard of space to get his shot off but Claudio Bravo's big right hand palmed it away to safety.

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        BRAZIL 1-0 CHILE

        63. Attacking change for Martin Lasarte's La Roja.

        • OFF – Sebastian Vegas
        • ON – Carlos Palacios

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