Brazil Beat Peru 3-1 To Lift Copa America On Home Soil

Gabriel Jesus scored one goal and assisted another before being sent off as Brazil won a first Copa America title in 12 years, beating Peru 3-1.

The Manchester City striker set up Sousa Soares to volley in the opener (15′) before scoring the decisive second (45’+3).

Peru briefly sparked into life when Paolo Guerrero equalised (44′) from the penalty spot minutes before Jesus struck.

Jesus turned from hero to villain in the 70th minute when he was sent off after picking up a second yellow card, kicking a water bottle and then pushing over the VAR monitor as he left the pitch.

Everton striker, Richarlison sealed victory from the penalty spot (90′) after coming in as a late substitute for Roberto Firmino.

This was Brazil’s ninth title overall and came after beating arch-rivals Argentina in the semi-final.

The victory also maintained Brazil’s record of winning the Copa America every time they have hosted it.

More: BBC Football

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