Brazil vs Peru summary: score, goals, highlights
The final whistle sounds in Rio and Tite’s men advance to the final where the Seleçâo will face Argentina or Colombia. A solitary strike from Paqueta was enough to secure the win and despite a spirited second-half display from Peru, it’s Brazil who marches on to the Maracana and looks to defend their Copa America crown.
🎥🇧🇷 @neymarjr + @LucasPaqueta97: não é replay! A dupla decidiu de novo e o Brasil avança para a final! 🏆 #VibraOContinente— Copa América (@CopaAmerica) July 6, 2021
🎥🇧🇷 Neymar + Paquetá: el par decidió de nuevo y la @CBF_Futebol avanza a la gran final de la CONMEBOL #CopaAmérica 2021 🏆 #VibraOContinente pic.twitter.com/7QHv9FbaLb
The Peruvians tried their best in the second-best but Brazil held on. Gareca’s halftime changes made some positive impact but Peru could not break the stubborn Brazilian defense.
Brazil started the game with high confidence. Apart from competing at home, Brazil’s high confidence comes from their slick record when they meet Peru.
The Selecao are known to be unbeaten against Peru in an official event since 2016.
The Samba team finally broke the deadlock in the 35th minute. Utilizing a mature pass from Neymar, Lucas Paqueta succeeded in making Gallese not move.
The 1-0 score continued for Brazil until the final whistle sounded. Lucas Paqueta’s goal (35 ‘) in the first half of the match meant that Peru had to end their glorious run in the 2021 Copa America.
For Brazil, this victory made them managed to advance to the final round. In the 2021 Copa America final, the Selecao will meet the winner of Argentina vs Colombia match.