Sunday July 7 2019
Copa America: Brazil victorious

Brazil have won the Copa America after beating Peru 3-1, but Gabriel Jesus was sent off, with Alex Sandro and Allan playing.

The Selecao were made to fight harder than expected in the Final, as Everton’s opener was cancelled out by a Paolo Guerrero penalty for Thiago Silva handball.

That was the first and only goal ex-Roma ‘keeper Alisson Becker conceded during the tournament.

After the break, Gabriel Jesus added to his assist with a goal, but was then sent off for a second bookable offence.

He was so distraught that he stormed off, punched the VAR monitor and nearly knocked it over, then sat on the steps in tears.

Richarlison converted another debatable penalty in the final minutes for 3-1, as Peru struggled to make an impact even against 10 men.

Juventus full-back Alex Sandro was in the starting XI for Brazil, while Napoli midfielder Allan came off the bench in stoppages.

This was Brazil’s first major trophy since the 2007 Copa America.

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