Brazil Defeat Peru To Lift COPA America Trophy On Home Soil

Brazil defeated Peru by 3 goals to 1 to claim the trophy on home turf at the Maracana stadium

The Selecao were crowned kings of South America for the first time since 2007 with victory over Peru, in a game where Jesus took centre-stage after receiving a red card

Tite’s men beat their final opponents 5-0 during the group stage but were under pressure when Peru skipper Paolo Guerrero cancelled out Richarlison’s opener with a 44th-minute penalty.

Manchester City forward Jesus set up Richarlison to volley in the opener before scoring the decisive second.

Paolo Guerrero had briefly given Peru hope when he equalised from the penalty spot minutes before Jesus struck.

Jesus was shown a second yellow with 20 minutes left but Richarlison’s late penalty sealed the win.

It is the ninth time Brazil have won the Copa America and is their first tournament success since winning a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics.

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