Copa America - Group C
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Brazil 0-1 Colombia

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Neymar sent off in Brazil defeat

Brazil's Neymar was shown a red card after the final whistle at the Copa America as his side were beaten by Colombia for the first time since 1991.

The Barcelona forward kicked a ball at Pablo Armero in frustration, before Colombia's Carlos Bacca was also sent off for a retaliatory shove.

Defender Jeison Murillo had got the only goal with a close-range finish in a packed goalmouth after 36 minutes.

Brazil toiled hard, but struggled to carve out clear chances.

Neymar
Neymar kicked the ball at Colombia's Pablo Armero after the final whistle

Colombia play Peru in their final Group C game, with Brazil taking on Venezuela. Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela are level at the top of the table with three points each.

It was the teams' first competitive meeting since Brazil's 2-1 victory in the World Cup quarter-finals last summer and the match began with the same pace and physicality that marked that encounter.

After Colombia's Teofile Gutierrez had been booked for a heavy challenge on Dani Alves, he was himself on the receiving end of a body-check that saw Fernandinho yellow-carded.

Colombia's defeat in their opening game of the tournament against Venezuela meant their need for points was greater and they created more opportunities in the first half.

Aston Villa's Carlos Sanchez saw a shot deflected wide, before Murillo pounced as the ball pinballed around the box to score his first international goal.

Striker Radamel Falcao - who had a disappointing spell on loan at Manchester United last season - looked no closer to rediscovering his best form and remained a peripheral figure for Colombia.

But his side did not look in need of another goal as they stubbornly held Brazil at bay for the most part.

Jeison Murillo
The win is Colombia's first over Brazil in 24 years

Indeed they could have extended their lead with Chelsea's Juan Cuadrado sending a swerving shot just wide after cutting in off the right and James Rodriguez shaving the post in the final few minutes.

Their one major scare came early in the second half when Murillo's under-cooked backpass put goalkeeper David Ospina in trouble but Roberto Firmino lofted his shot over the bar as the ball broke to him 12 yards out.

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho - introduced at the interval - occasionally sparked into life but failed to wrestle the match Brazil's way.

Line-ups

Brazil

  • 1Jefferson
  • 2Dani Alves
  • 14Thiago Silva
  • 3Miranda
  • 6Filipe Luis
  • 8Mendes TrindadeSubstituted forTardelli Martinsat 76'minutes
  • 5FernandinhoBooked at 33mins
  • 19WillianSubstituted forDouglas Costaat 68'minutes
  • 10NeymarBooked at 90mins
  • 17FredSubstituted forCoutinhoat 45'minutes
  • 11FirminoBooked at 41mins

Substitutes

  • 4David Luiz
  • 7Douglas Costa
  • 9Tardelli Martins
  • 12Murara Neto
  • 13Marquinhos
  • 15Cerqueira Teles
  • 16Tavares
  • 18de Barros Ribeiro
  • 20Robinho
  • 21Coutinho
  • 22Casemiro
  • 23Grohe

Colombia

  • 1Ospina
  • 18Zuñiga
  • 2Zapata
  • 22Murillo
  • 7Armero
  • 6Sánchez
  • 5ValenciaSubstituted forMejíaat 80'minutes
  • 11Cuadrado
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 9FalcaoSubstituted forIbarboat 69'minutes
  • 19GutiérrezBooked at 20minsSubstituted forBaccaat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Franco
  • 4Arias
  • 8Cardona
  • 12Vargas
  • 13Andrade
  • 14Valdés
  • 15Mejía
  • 16Ibarbo
  • 17Bacca
  • 20Muriel
  • 21Martínez
  • 23Bonilla
Referee:
Enrique Osses
Attendance:
44,008

Match Stats

Home TeamBrazilAway TeamColombia
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home20
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Brazil 0, Colombia 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brazil 0, Colombia 1.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Cristian Zapata.

Attempt missed. Jeison Murillo (Colombia) left footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing is too high.

Foul by Fernandinho (Brazil).

James Rodríguez (Colombia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt missed. James Rodríguez (Colombia) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Víctor Ibarbo.

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

Foul by Alexander Mejía (Colombia).

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

Foul by Carlos Bacca (Colombia).

Foul by Philippe Coutinho (Brazil).

Juan Zuñiga (Colombia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Colombia. Alexander Mejía replaces Edwin Valencia.

Hand ball by Dani Alves (Brazil).

Attempt missed. Roberto Firmino (Brazil) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Douglas Costa with a cross.

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

Víctor Ibarbo (Colombia).

Substitution

Substitution, Colombia. Carlos Bacca replaces Teófilo Gutiérrez.

Substitution

Substitution, Brazil. Diego Tardelli replaces Elías.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Carlos Sánchez.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Víctor Ibarbo.

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

Foul by Juan Zuñiga (Colombia).

Attempt missed. Pablo Armero (Colombia) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Pablo Armero (Colombia) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Douglas Costa (Brazil).

Pablo Armero (Colombia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Colombia. Conceded by Miranda.

Attempt blocked. Teófilo Gutiérrez (Colombia) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Cuadrado with a headed pass.

Foul by Elías (Brazil).

Edwin Valencia (Colombia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Colombia. Víctor Ibarbo replaces Falcao.

Substitution

Substitution, Brazil. Douglas Costa replaces Willian.

Attempt blocked. Philippe Coutinho (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Neymar.

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

Foul by Falcao (Colombia).

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Juan Zuñiga.

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

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Thursday 18th June 2015

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