Brazil won its ninth Copa America, placing Peru 3-1 in the final on Sunday at the legendary Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, in front of nearly 75,000 spectators. Brazil once again won the continental event on its lands after 1919, 1922, 1949 and 1989.
Brazil won the Copa America this Sunday. Without Neymar, the Seleçao has squirted Peru in the final (3-1) thanks to goals from Everton (15th), Gabriel Jesus (48th) and Richarlison penalty (90th).
The Auriverdes, who have been waiting for this title since 2007, their last final in the competition, were the first to open the scoring with a goal from midfielder Everton Soares on a shot by Gabriel Jesus in the 15th minute.
Always in the first half, the Peruvian Guerrero restored a parity score (1-1) by converting a penalty in the 44th minute, but the joy of the Incas lasted only a few minutes, Gabriel Jesus having increased the score for the account of the Seleçao (45 + 3).
Reduced ten minutes to 20 minutes from the end of the match after the expulsion of Gabriel Jesus, the teammates of Dani Alves went to cause a final penalty that Richarlison did not miss in the 90th minute.
The Brazilians managed to lift the coveted trophy for the ninth time in their history and proved once again that they never lost a Copa America they hosted (1919, 1922, 1949 and 1989).
The country of joga bonito hosted the 46th edition of the Copa América from June 14 to July 7.
In the semifinal, the Brazilian selection had Argentina out of Lionel Messi, while the Peruvians had eliminated the two defending champions, Chile.