Brazil secured a dramatic penalty shootout win against Chile to reach the last eight and set up an all-South American quarter-final against Colombia.

Goalkeeper Julio Cesar was the hero, making two crucial spot-kick saves, to thwart a relentless Chile side who were denied victory themselves by the woodwork with seconds to spare in extra time.

Analysis

"Howard Webb got the handball absolutely spot on. It is a great decision but I don't see how Webb could see it from his position. He's got the decision right but he can't see it. He got lucky.

"Brazil won't win the World Cup because their centre-forward is not good enough."

That the hosts came close to making an unexpected exit in Belo Horizonte had a nation of more than 200m people holding its breath.

Cesar, who made just one appearance for Queens Park Rangers last season and went on loan to FC Toronto, redeemed an error he made which cost Brazil dear in the quarter-finals against Netherlands in 2010.

He saved from Mauricio Pinilla and Alexis Sanchez as Brazil went on to win a tense shootout 3-2.

Gonzalo Jara hit a post with the decisive spot-kick to prompt wild celebrations inside the Estadio Mineirao - and across the rest of this football-mad nation.

David Luiz and Marcelo had converted their efforts for Brazil, but with Willian and Hulk missing theirs, it fell to the hosts' star striker Neymar to step up under intense pressure and calmly slot home what proved the winning kick.

Match analysis

"Brazil have got away with it. They have not reached the level they can but they keep getting the luck.

"Going forward, apart from Neymar, it is a weak point for Brazil. They are reasonably solid defensively but struggle in attack."

Luiz had earlier put the hosts in front, only for Alexis Sanchez to equalise. Hulk then had a strike disallowed for handball by English referee Howard Webb - fairly, but much to the anger of the home fans.

Pinilla also hit the crossbar for Chile in the final minute of extra time.

A high-tempo and high-quality first half, was followed by a poor second period which always suggested extra time might follow.

And what drama the penalty shootout produced. Brazil's fans roared with relief while Chile were defeated, yet with their reputation as one of the game's most dangerous sides significantly enhanced.

Match facts

Fred had the most shots in the first half, but failed to get one on target.

Brazil have now lost just one of their last 16 World Cup games when scoring first.

Five of Chile's six goals at the World Cup have come before half-time.

Fernandinho committed more fouls (6) than he made passes (4) in the opposition half.

If a penalty is being taken to avoid elimination, the success rate is only 44%.

The last eight World Cup shootouts have been won by the team going first.

Having never lost to La Roja on home soil and having beaten them on all three of their previous World Cup meetings, Brazil arrived with history on their side.

Chile earned a 2-2 draw at the same venue last year but that was one of only two encounters in which they avoided defeat since last beating Brazil 14 years ago.

The noise in the stadium before before kick-off was astonishing, swathes of yellow dominating the pockets of red, and the atmosphere only intensified when Fernandinho went in late on Charles Aranguiz, and the Chile midfielder and team-mate Gary Medel responded in kind by wiping out Neymar.

Chile team after the penalty shootout

Jara (18) consoles team-mate and defender Gary Medel

After Webb turned down a penalty appeal at either end, Brazil soon took control and were rewarded for their pressure when Neymar's corner was flicked on by captain Thiago Silva and steered into the net by what appeared to be a combination of Luiz and Chile defender Jara.

Brazil's main threat was once again Neymar, the 22-year-old dragging a shot wide after racing towards goal and then being sent flying by Arturo Vidal's reckless challenge.

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari had warned his side they could not afford to make any mistakes in the knockout stage and he would have been furious with the way Chile were allowed back into contention.

Chile's Gonzalo Jara misses the decisive penalty

Chile's Gonzalo Jara misses the decisive penalty

Hulk's poor control from Marcelo's throw-in gifted possession to Eduardo Vargas and he quickly found Sanchez in the penalty area to drill a low finish across Cesar.

Brazil worked hard to regain the lead but the half ended with the hosts frantically scrambling to deny Aranguiz after carelessness from Luiz Gustavo.

The second half felt comparatively subdued until Webb's big call arrived, with Hulk judged to have controlled a pass with his arm before beating Bravo. It was a tough and unpopular decision but seemed, on the basis of television replays, to be the correct one.

A period of Chile pressure ensued as Cesar superbly denied Aranguiz from close range.

Former Manchester City striker Jo replaced Fred to a warm welcome - he now plays for local side Atletico Mineiro - and might have made a quick impact, but failed to connect with Hulk's cross.

Bravo did well to repel a Neymar header and Hulk's powerful strike, before again thwarting the much-improved Hulk in the first period of extra time.

Scolari played his final card by introducing Willian for a disappointing Oscar, but the weary Chileans - for whom the excellent Medel was carried off on a stretcher in tears - switched from an aggressive 3-1-4-2 formation to a defensive 5-1-3-1 and appeared intent on holding on for penalties.

They could, however, have snatched the most incredible of winners when substitute Pinilla rattled the bar powerfully in the final minute.

Penalties would be needed and Brazil held their nerve to make the last eight.

Brazil fans at Copacabana beach in Rio

Brazil fans at Rio's Copacabana beach celebrate their side's opening goal

Brazil team celebrate opening goal

And the Brazil team celebrated like their supporters inside the Estadio Mineirao

Alexis Sanchez celebrates his goal

Sanchez's equaliser was his fifth goal in his last six competitive games for Chile

English referee Howard Webb and Brazil's Neymar

English referee Howard Webb (left) handled several protests from the players

Brazil's Hulk

Brazil's Hulk protests to assistant referee Mike Mullarkey about the disallowed goal

Hulk penalty is saved by Claudio Bravo

And when it came to the shootout he had a penalty saved by Claudio Bravo

Brazil players celebrate after Gonzalo Jara misses the final penalty

But Jara missed the final spot-kick to give the hosts a thrilling and tense win

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Brazil

  • 12 Julio César
  • 02 Dani Alves Booked
  • 06 Marcelo
  • 17 Luiz Gustavo Booked
  • 03 Thiago Silva
  • 04 David Luiz
  • 11 Oscar (Willian - 105' )
  • 05 Fernandinho (Ramires - 72' )
  • 09 Fred (Jô - 64' Booked )
  • 10 Neymar
  • 07 Hulk Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Jefferson
  • 08 Paulinho
  • 13 Dante
  • 14 Maxwell
  • 15 Henrique
  • 16 Ramires
  • 18 Hernanes
  • 19 Willian
  • 20 Bernard
  • 21 Jô
  • 22 Victor
  • 23 Maicon

Chile

  • 01 Bravo
  • 04 Isla
  • 02 Mena Booked
  • 18 Jara
  • 17 Medel (Rojas - 108' )
  • 05 Silva Booked
  • 20 Aránguiz
  • 21 Díaz
  • 08 Vidal (Pinilla - 87' Booked )
  • 07 Sánchez
  • 11 Vargas (Gutierrez - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Albornoz
  • 06 Carmona
  • 09 Pinilla
  • 10 Valdívia
  • 12 Toselli
  • 13 Rojas
  • 14 Orellana
  • 15 Beausejour
  • 16 Gutierrez
  • 19 Fuenzalida
  • 22 Paredes
  • 23 Herrera
Ref: Howard Webb
Att: 57,714

Match Stats

Shots

23 13

On target

6 2

Corners

9 5

Fouls

28 23

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Brazil 1(3), Chile 1(2).

120:00 +7:48

Penalty Shootout ends, Brazil 1(3), Chile 1(2).

120:00 +7:47

Penalty missed! Still Brazil 1(3), Chile 1(2). Gonzalo Jara (Chile) hits the right post with a right footed shot.

120:00 +6:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brazil 1(3), Chile 1(2). Neymar (Brazil) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

120:00 +6:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brazil 1(2), Chile 1(2). Marcelo Díaz (Chile) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

120:00 +5:02

Penalty saved! Hulk (Brazil) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

120:00 +4:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brazil 1(2), Chile 1(1). Charles Aránguiz (Chile) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

120:00 +3:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brazil 1(2), Chile 1. Marcelo (Brazil) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

120:00 +2:49

Penalty saved! Alexis Sánchez (Chile) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

120:00 +2:04

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Willian (Brazil) right footed shot is close, but misses to the left. Willian should be disappointed.

120:00 +1:17

Penalty saved! Mauricio Pinilla (Chile) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

120:00 +0:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brazil 1(1), Chile 1. David Luiz (Brazil) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

120:00 Penalty shootout

Penalty Shootout begins Brazil 1, Chile 1.

120:00 +2:00

Second Half Extra Time ends, Brazil 1, Chile 1.

120:00 +0:58

Attempt missed. Ramires (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Willian following a corner.

120:00 +0:21

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by José Rojas.

119:44

Mauricio Pinilla (Chile) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez.

118:58

Attempt missed. Hulk (Brazil) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Luiz Gustavo.

117:07

Marcelo (Brazil) wins a free kick on the left wing.

117:07

Foul by Felipe Gutierrez (Chile).

115:49

Foul by Ramires (Brazil).

115:49

Felipe Gutierrez (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

113:56

Foul by Eugenio Mena (Chile).

113:56

Hulk (Brazil) wins a free kick on the right wing.

112:41

Attempt missed. Marcelo Díaz (Chile) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Charles Aránguiz.

112:35

Attempt blocked. Mauricio Pinilla (Chile) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Eugenio Mena.

112:05

Foul by Mauricio Pinilla (Chile).

112:05

Luiz Gustavo (Brazil) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

111:14

Attempt missed. Dani Alves (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Willian following a set piece situation.

110:36

Foul by Francisco Silva (Chile).

110:36

Jô (Brazil) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

110:09

Attempt missed. Mauricio Pinilla (Chile) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Francisco Silva following a set piece situation.

109:25

Felipe Gutierrez (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

109:25

Foul by Ramires (Brazil).

107:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chile. José Rojas replaces Gary Medel because of an injury.

107:39

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

107:06

Delay in match Gary Medel (Chile) because of an injury.

106:03

Attempt missed. Jô (Brazil) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Neymar with a cross following a corner.

105:41

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Gary Medel.

105:00

Second Half Extra Time begins Brazil 1, Chile 1.

105:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brazil. Willian replaces Oscar.

106:46

First Half Extra Time ends, Brazil 1, Chile 1.

106:43

Attempt missed. Alexis Sánchez (Chile) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

105:38 Booking

Booking Dani Alves (Brazil) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

105:26

Mauricio Pinilla (Chile) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

105:26

Foul by Dani Alves (Brazil).

104:43

Offside, Brazil. David Luiz tries a through ball, but Neymar is caught offside.

104:25

Foul by Francisco Silva (Chile).

104:25

Neymar (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

103:16

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick on the right wing.

103:16

Foul by David Luiz (Brazil).

102:46

Attempt saved. Hulk (Brazil) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

101:51 Booking

Booking Mauricio Pinilla (Chile) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

101:47

Foul by Mauricio Pinilla (Chile).

101:47

David Luiz (Brazil) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

101:20

Foul by Charles Aránguiz (Chile).

101:20

Oscar (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

100:59

Attempt saved. Oscar (Brazil) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hulk with a cross.

99:28

Attempt blocked. Jô (Brazil) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcelo.

96:32

Foul by Alexis Sánchez (Chile).

96:32

Dani Alves (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

95:26

Francisco Silva (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

95:26

Foul by Neymar (Brazil).

94:43

Attempt missed. Marcelo Díaz (Chile) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left from a direct free kick.

93:55

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

93:55

Foul by Ramires (Brazil).

92:53 Booking

Booking Jô (Brazil) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

92:10

Claudio Bravo (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

92:10

Foul by Jô (Brazil).

91:31

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Felipe Gutierrez.

91:28

Attempt blocked. Neymar (Brazil) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

90:36

Foul by Eugenio Mena (Chile).

90:36

Hulk (Brazil) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00

First Half Extra Time begins Brazil 1, Chile 1.

90:00 +3:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Brazil 1, Chile 1.

90:00 +2:30

Offside, Chile. Mauricio Pinilla tries a through ball, but Mauricio Isla is caught offside.

90:00 +1:29

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Dani Alves.

90:00 +1:27

Attempt missed. Marcelo Díaz (Chile) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Francisco Silva.

90:00 +0:10

Attempt blocked. Charles Aránguiz (Chile) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mauricio Isla.

86:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chile. Mauricio Pinilla replaces Arturo Vidal.

83:44

Mauricio Isla (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:44

Foul by Hulk (Brazil).

82:59

Attempt saved. Hulk (Brazil) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Ramires.

80:28

Offside, Chile. Claudio Bravo tries a through ball, but Alexis Sánchez is caught offside.

80:22

Attempt saved. Neymar (Brazil) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dani Alves.

78:06

Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Chile).

78:06

Jô (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:59

Foul by Felipe Gutierrez (Chile).

76:59

Ramires (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:45

Attempt missed. Hulk (Brazil) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luiz Gustavo.

73:49

Attempt missed. Jô (Brazil) right footed shot from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Hulk with a cross.

71:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brazil. Ramires replaces Fernandinho because of an injury.

70:07

Foul by Felipe Gutierrez (Chile).

70:07

Fernandinho (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:41

Offside, Brazil. David Luiz tries a through ball, but Neymar is caught offside.

63:52

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Julio César.

63:50

Attempt saved. Charles Aránguiz (Chile) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mauricio Isla.

63:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brazil. Jô replaces Fred.

61:56

Foul by Mauricio Isla (Chile).

61:56

Thiago Silva (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:58

Foul by Felipe Gutierrez (Chile).

60:58

Marcelo (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:28

Francisco Silva (Chile) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60:28

Foul by Fernandinho (Brazil).

59:16 Booking

Booking Luiz Gustavo (Brazil) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

59:13

Arturo Vidal (Chile) wins a free kick on the right wing.

59:13

Foul by Luiz Gustavo (Brazil).

58:29

Mauricio Isla (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:29

Foul by Luiz Gustavo (Brazil).

56:52

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:52

Foul by Fernandinho (Brazil).

56:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chile. Felipe Gutierrez replaces Eduardo Vargas.

55:30

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Julio César.

54:20 Booking

Booking Hulk (Brazil) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

54:05

Hand ball by Hulk (Brazil).

48:47

Attempt missed. Fernandinho (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marcelo.

46:06

Arturo Vidal (Chile) wins a free kick on the right wing.

46:06

Foul by David Luiz (Brazil).

45:00

Second Half begins Brazil 1, Chile 1.

45:00 +2:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Brazil 1, Chile 1.

45:00 +1:30

Attempt missed. Eugenio Mena (Chile) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

45:00 +1:05

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Thiago Silva.

45:00 +0:19

Corner, Chile. Conceded by David Luiz.

45:00 +0:17

Attempt blocked. Charles Aránguiz (Chile) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez.

44:16

Attempt missed. Fred (Brazil) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Neymar with a cross.

43:27

Attempt missed. Hulk (Brazil) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luiz Gustavo.

43:17

Attempt blocked. Fred (Brazil) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oscar.

41:51

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Claudio Bravo.

41:49

Attempt saved. Dani Alves (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Neymar.

41:16

Offside, Chile. Gonzalo Jara tries a through ball, but Arturo Vidal is caught offside.

39:42 Booking

Booking Francisco Silva (Chile) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

39:33

Foul by Francisco Silva (Chile).

39:33

Neymar (Brazil) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:50

Attempt missed. Fred (Brazil) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

38:33

Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Chile).

38:33

Fred (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:47

Arturo Vidal (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:47

Foul by David Luiz (Brazil).

36:50

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Mauricio Isla.

36:24

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Gonzalo Jara.

35:36

Attempt blocked. Luiz Gustavo (Brazil) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

35:13

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Francisco Silva.

35:09

Attempt blocked. Neymar (Brazil) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oscar with a cross.

34:18

Hand ball by Alexis Sánchez (Chile).

31:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brazil 1, Chile 1. Alexis Sánchez (Chile) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Eduardo Vargas.

30:28

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:28

Foul by Fernandinho (Brazil).

30:12

Marcelo Díaz (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:12

Foul by Fernandinho (Brazil).

29:33

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

28:42

Delay in match Neymar (Brazil) because of an injury.

28:06

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Chile).

28:06

Neymar (Brazil) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:47

Foul by Francisco Silva (Chile).

26:47

Neymar (Brazil) wins a free kick on the left wing.

25:03

Attempt missed. Neymar (Brazil) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Fred with a headed pass following a fast break.

22:22

Gary Medel (Chile) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:22

Foul by Neymar (Brazil).

21:01

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick on the right wing.

21:01

Foul by Marcelo (Brazil).

20:09

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:09

Foul by Luiz Gustavo (Brazil).

19:47

Foul by Arturo Vidal (Chile).

19:47

Hulk (Brazil) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brazil 1, Chile 0. David Luiz (Brazil) with an attempt from very close range to the top right corner following a corner.

17:03

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Claudio Bravo.

16:13 Booking

Booking Eugenio Mena (Chile) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

16:08

Hand ball by Eugenio Mena (Chile).

14:56

Francisco Silva (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:56

Foul by Neymar (Brazil).

13:20

Foul by Francisco Silva (Chile).

13:20

Luiz Gustavo (Brazil) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:58

Arturo Vidal (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:58

Foul by Neymar (Brazil).

9:31

Arturo Vidal (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:31

Foul by Hulk (Brazil).

7:11

Foul by Marcelo (Brazil).

7:11

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick on the right wing.

5:55

Attempt missed. Marcelo Díaz (Chile) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

5:10

Attempt missed. Marcelo (Brazil) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

4:18

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Francisco Silva.

3:43

Foul by Charles Aránguiz (Chile).

3:43

Neymar (Brazil) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:24

Foul by Fernandinho (Brazil).

2:24

Charles Aránguiz (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:11

Foul by Fred (Brazil).

2:11

Francisco Silva (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:48

Arturo Vidal (Chile) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:48

Foul by Thiago Silva (Brazil).

0:13

Marcelo Díaz (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:13

Foul by Fernandinho (Brazil).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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