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Copa America: Brazil eliminate Paraguay in penalty shootout win

The opening game of the Copa America 2019 play-off finals is over.

Brazil team failed to earn a straight win against Paraguay in the first quarterfinal of the round despite having a sizable statistical advantage and Paraguay going one man down after Fabian Balbuena was shown a direct red card in the 58th minute. Then things went into penalties where Tito's team could do without.

Brazil 0 Paraguay 0 at full time.

Brazil (4-2-3-1): Alisson; Alves (Paqueta, 85'), Marquinhos, Silva, Filipe Luis (Alex Sandro, 46'); Arthur, Allan (Willian, 71'); Gabriel Jesus, Coutinho, Everton; Firmino.

Paraguay (4-4-1-1): Fernandez Piris, Gomez, Balbuena, Alonso; Arzamendia (Valdez, 61'), Gonzalez, Sanchez (Escobar, 78'), Ortiz; Perez (Rodrigo Rojas, 74'); Almiron.

Booked: Filipe Luis, Firmino, Arthur - Arzamendia, Piris, Alonso.

Sent off: Fabian Balbuena, 58'.

How the shootout went:

(0-0, Missed) Gustavo Gomez
Willian (1-0)
(1-1) Miguel Almirón
Marquinhos (2-1)
(2-2) Bruno Valdez
Coutinho (3-2)
(3-3) Rodrigo Rojas
Firmino (3-3, Missed)
(3-3. Missed) Gonzalez
Gabriel Jesus (4-3)*

*Brazil won 4-3 on penalties and stroll forward to see who's from either Argentina and Venezuela will meet them in the semis.

Man of the match: Coutinho.
votes: 2
Article Added: 28 Jun 2019, 07:33 GMT+0



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