Copa America - Group C
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Brazil 2-1 Peru

Douglas Costa's late goal gave a Brazil side inspired by the brilliance of Neymar victory over Peru in their opening game of the 2015 Copa America.

In a frantic and error-strewn start to the game Peru took a third-minute lead through forward Christian Cueva after lax play by the Brazil defence.

Barcelona forward Neymar equalised when he headed in moments later.

The 23-year-old was a constant threat and turned provider in injury time when he teed up Costa to secure the points.

Dunga's Brazil have now won their last 11 matches and conceded just three goals since their World Cup campaign on home soil ended in tears.

However, they found themselves behind after some lacklustre defending.

The goal was reminiscent of the kind of play at last year's World Cup which saw Germany humiliate Brazil 7-1 in the semi-finals.

Christian Cueva
Peru goalscorer Christian Cueva plays his club football in his homeland for Alianza Lima

David Luiz put goalkeeper Jefferson under pressure with a dangerous back pass and his weak clearance went straight to Cueva, who made no mistake from 10 yards.

Brazil quickly got themselves back on terms, though, when Dani Alves crossed from the right for Neymar to head home completely unmarked.

After such an open start to the contest, the remainder of the first half was a much tighter affair as the game became scrappy.

But there were fleeting moments of quality, and Neymar rattled the crossbar early in the second half with a superb curling shot.

Brazil, who last won the Copa America in 2007 when they beat Argentina in the final, secured the victory in injury time with a goal which owed much to Neymar's vision.

The forward picked out Costa with a superb pass from the left and the Shakhtar Donetsk forward finished clinically.

Elsewhere in Group C, Venezuela claimed a surprise 1-0 Colombia in their opening game in Rancagua thanks to Jose Salomon Rondon's goal on the hour mark.

Neymar
Neymar won his 64th cap for Brazil against Peru in Temuco
Dunga
Dunga is in his second spell as coach of Brazil having taken charge from 2006 to 2010
Douglas Costa
Douglas Costa scored his first international goal for for Brazil against Peru

Line-ups

Brazil

  • 1Jefferson
  • 2Dani Alves
  • 3Miranda
  • 4David Luiz
  • 6Filipe LuisBooked at 57mins
  • 8Mendes Trindade
  • 5Fernandinho
  • 19WillianSubstituted forde Barros Ribeiroat 87'minutes
  • 17FredSubstituted forFirminoat 75'minutes
  • 10NeymarBooked at 45mins
  • 9Tardelli MartinsSubstituted forDouglas Costaat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Douglas Costa
  • 11Firmino
  • 12Murara Neto
  • 13Marquinhos
  • 14Thiago Silva
  • 15Cerqueira Teles
  • 16Tavares
  • 18de Barros Ribeiro
  • 20Robinho
  • 22Casemiro
  • 23Grohe

Peru

  • 1Gallese
  • 17Advincula
  • 5Zambrano
  • 22Ascues
  • 6VargasBooked at 83minsSubstituted forYotúnat 88'minutes
  • 16Lobatón
  • 21Ballón
  • 20Sánchez
  • 10FarfánSubstituted forCarrilloat 83'minutes
  • 8CuevaSubstituted forReynaat 82'minutes
  • 9GuerreroBooked at 30mins

Substitutes

  • 2Céspedes
  • 3Riojas
  • 4Requena
  • 7Hurtado
  • 11Reyna
  • 12Penny
  • 13Retamoso
  • 14Pizarro
  • 15Ramos
  • 18Carrillo
  • 19Yotún
  • 23Libman
Referee:
Roberto Garcia Orozco
Attendance:
16,342

Match Stats

Home TeamBrazilAway TeamPeru
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Brazil 2, Perú 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brazil 2, Perú 1.

Foul by Neymar (Brazil).

Luis Advincula (Perú) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Brazil 2, Perú 1. Douglas Costa (Brazil) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Neymar with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Neymar (Brazil) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Dani Alves following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Carlos Ascues (Perú).

Corner, Perú. Conceded by David Luiz.

Substitution

Substitution, Perú. Yoshimar Yotún replaces Juan Vargas.

Foul by Elías (Brazil).

José Paolo Guerrero (Perú) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Brazil. Everton Ribeiro replaces Willian.

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

Attempt blocked. Dani Alves (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Roberto Firmino.

Booking

Juan Vargas (Perú) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Juan Vargas (Perú).

Substitution

Substitution, Perú. André Carrillo replaces Jefferson Farfán.

Substitution

Substitution, Perú. Yordy Reyna replaces Christian Cueva.

Attempt missed. Roberto Firmino (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Dani Alves.

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

Foul by Josepmir Ballón (Perú).

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

Foul by Jefferson Farfán (Perú).

Attempt missed. Douglas Costa (Brazil) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Neymar following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Jefferson Farfán (Perú) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Brazil. Roberto Firmino replaces Fred.

Foul by Fernandinho (Brazil).

José Paolo Guerrero (Perú) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Fernandinho (Brazil).

Joel Sánchez (Perú) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Brazil. Neymar tries a through ball, but Dani Alves is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Willian (Brazil) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Christian Cueva (Perú).

Substitution

Substitution, Brazil. Douglas Costa replaces Diego Tardelli.

Attempt missed. José Paolo Guerrero (Perú) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Luis Advincula with a cross.

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

Foul by Joel Sánchez (Perú).

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chile11002023
2Bolivia10100001
3Mexico10100001
4Ecuador100102-20

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Uruguay11001013
2Argentina10102201
3Paraguay10102201
4Jamaica100101-10

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Venezuela11001013
2Brazil00000000
3Peru00000000
4Colombia100101-10
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