World Cup - Round of 16
Brazil win 3-2 on penalties

Brazil 1-1 Chile (3-2 pens)

By David OrnsteinBBC Sport in Belo Horizonte
World Cup 2014: Brazil 1-1 Chile (3-2 pens) highlights

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.

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.

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

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



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Soares de Espindola
  • 2Alves da SilvaBooked at 105mins
  • 3Thiago Silva
  • 4David Luiz
  • 6Marcelo
  • 5FernandinhoSubstituted forSantos do Nascimentoat 72'minutes
  • 17DiasBooked at 60mins
  • 11OscarSubstituted forWillianat 105'minutes
  • 10Neymar
  • 7Vieira de SouzaBooked at 55mins
  • 9Chaves GuedesSubstituted forde Assis Silvaat 64'minutesBooked at 93mins


  • 1de Oliveira Galvao
  • 8Paulinho
  • 13Costa Santos
  • 14Cabelino Andrade
  • 15Buss
  • 16Santos do Nascimento
  • 18de Carvalho Andrade Lima
  • 19Willian
  • 20Bernard
  • 21de Assis Silva
  • 22Bagy
  • 23Sisenando


Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Bravo
  • 5SilvaBooked at 40mins
  • 17MedelSubstituted forRojasat 108'minutes
  • 18Jara
  • 4Isla
  • 20Aránguiz
  • 21Díaz
  • 2MenaBooked at 17mins
  • 8VidalSubstituted forPinillaat 87'minutesBooked at 102mins
  • 7Sánchez
  • 11VargasSubstituted forGutiérrezat 57'minutes


  • 3Albornoz
  • 6Carmona
  • 9Pinilla
  • 10Valdívia
  • 12Toselli
  • 13Rojas
  • 14Orellana
  • 15Beausejour
  • 16Gutiérrez
  • 19Fuenzalida
  • 22Paredes
  • 23Herrera
Howard Webb

Match Stats

Home TeamBrazilAway TeamChile
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Penalties over

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Goal!

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

  5. 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.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Goal!

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

  8. Goal!

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Goal!

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

  13. Penalties in progress

    Penalty Shootout begins Brazil 1, Chile 1.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Brazil. Conceded by José Rojas.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Felipe Gutierrez (Chile).