Brazil gets past Peru and wins the 2019 Copa America

With goals from Everton, Gabriel Jesus, and Richarlison, Brazil defeated a brave  Peru squad in the final and won the 2019 Copa America.

In a day filled with finals, we move on to the Copa America match between Brazil and Peru at Maracana Stadium.

The tournament hosts are trying their best to get rid of those ghosts from the 1950 World Cup, the one in which they allowed a 1-0 advantage slip through their fingers against Uruguay.

That defeat was the only one Brazil ever got in recorded history during official matches, they wanted to avoid this at any cost.

The Copa America is in the middle of a major controversy after Brazil defeated Argentina with two penalties that weren’t even checked by VAR.

All eyes were on Conmebol this evening, which meant Brazil couldn’t get to win this final with the help of this fraudulent system.

The tournament’s hosts were still the main favorites to win this competition from the very start, they won every single game of the tournament with clean sheets.

Also, Brazil already met Peru in Copa America after they defeated them with a smashing 5-0 result during the group stage.

Ricardo Gareca’s squad took a long journey from that awful defeat to this stage in the competition, they already made history by reaching this stage against the most powerful squad of the tournament.

The first half gave us some very interesting details that transformed this game into a very interesting show to watch at Maracana Stadium.

Early in the game, Gabriel Jesus completed a brilliant moment of skill from the right wing and sent a precise cross to the far post.

Everton was completely unmarked on the other side of the pitch and scored the first goal of the match with no defender to prevent his strike.

The young Brazilian talent already scored three goals in Copa America with the one he got during the final, he presented himself to the world as a world-class player with his performances in this competition.

We can certainly expect Everton to make his jump to European football during this summer transfer window.

Brazil appeared to have this result completely under control, but Peru surprised everybody near the end of the first half.

Thiago Silva committed a handball inside the box with one more minute before half time, the ref quickly called the penalty in Peru’s favor.

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The VAR assistants asked him to review the play but he didn’t change his decision. Paolo Guerrero transformed this opportunity into the equalizer from the spot, suddenly Peru was hoping to win this final against all odds.

It took the Peruvian squad a couple of minutes to realize that winning this game would be more impossible than they expected.

Gabriel Jesus scored the second goal for his side after getting an assist from Arthur Melo, the Manchester City forward completed the best performance of the final before the second half even started.

Peru knew that turning the game around would be incredibly difficult, but that didn’t mean they wouldn’t try to get the result.

The whole 45 minutes left were very stressful for Brazil, Peru really took control of the game for several minutes.

Gabriel Jesus also went from being the hero to a villain in a matter of minutes. The Citizens’ star received a second yellow card and left his side with one less player and still 20 minutes left on the clock.

‘Tite’ decided to give Richarlison the last 15 minutes to play the final, the Everton striker didn’t disappoint and he got his reward in the end.

The young striker got a chance to score a penalty after teammate Everton got taken down inside the box, he was the one who took the penalty and scored the third goal of the evening.

This 3-1 result was final as it took place during the last minute of the match, Brazil was about to lift its ninth Copa America in history.

Peru played a worthy final and they certainly deserved a little more than what they got, this squad deserves all the credit in the world.

Even without Neymar, Brazil could win this competition and prove that they don’t need this player in order to be dominant in a major competition. A well-deserved title for Brazil.

What did you think about Brazil’s overall participation in this Copa America? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.

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