Copa America - Final

Copa America 2019: Brazil beat Peru 3-1 to win first title in 12 years

This was Brazil's ninth Copa America title

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus scored once, assisted another goal, was sent off and pushed the VAR monitor as Brazil won a first Copa America title in 12 years, beating Peru 3-1.

Jesus set up Everton to volley in the opener before scoring the second.

Paolo Guerrero had briefly given Peru hope when he equalised from the penalty spot minutes before Jesus struck.

Jesus was shown a second yellow with 20 minutes left but Richarlison's late penalty sealed the win.

Victory will have been a huge relief for Jesus, who was in tears when he was sent off, kicking a water bottle and then pushed the VAR monitor as he left the pitch.

"I want to apologise," he said later. "I could have avoided it and I also need to grow up a lot."

Gabriel Jesus
The VAR monitor bore the brunt of Gabriel Jesus's anger when he was sent off

It is the ninth time Brazil have won the Copa America and is their first tournament success since winning a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics.

The victory also maintained their record of winning the Copa America every time they have hosted it.

From joy to tears to joy again for Jesus

Gabriel Jesus
Jesus threatened to turn from hero to villain when he was sent off in the 70th minute

There will have been few Brazilians celebrating as wildly at the final whistle as Jesus, who went through the rollercoaster of emotions during the match.

The striker has, at times, struggled to deliver on the international stage - he failed to score a goal in five games at the 2018 World Cup - but was the standout performer in the first half of Sunday's final.

His cross for Brazil's first was excellent, holding the ball up on the right before spotting an unmarked Everton at the back post, then picking out the striker with a pinpoint delivery.

Peru, who had upset the defending champions Chile in the semi-finals, were back on level terms just before the break when their all-time top scorer Guerrero converted a penalty, awarded by VAR for a handball by Thiago Silva.

But Jesus took centre stage once again, tucking a neat finish in at the near post deep into first-half stoppage time.

Gabriel Jesus
Jesus was furious when he was sent off, with a water bottle joining the VAR monitor in being the focus of his frustration

Brazil looked in control from then on, but the game took another twist midway through the second half when Jesus jumped into the back of Carlos Zambrano. Referee Roberto Tobar had no hesitation in producing the second yellow.

The 22-year-old was in tears as he left the field and sat on the steps inside the tunnel, fearful that his dismissal would aid a Peru comeback.

But he was able to celebrate when Brazil were awarded a penalty four minutes from the end after Everton was fouled by Zambrano. Substitute Richarlison kept his cool to convert from the spot and end Brazil's Copa America trophy drought.

"It's really special because we built something together," said captain Dani Alves.



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Alisson
  • 13Alves da Silva
  • 4Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago SilvaBooked at 53mins
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 8Arthur
  • 5Casemiro
  • 9Gabriel JesusBooked at 70mins
  • 11CoutinhoSubstituted forMilitãoat 77'minutes
  • 19Sousa SoaresSubstituted forAllanat 90+3'minutes
  • 20FirminoSubstituted forRicharlisonat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins


  • 3Miranda
  • 6Filipe Luís
  • 7Neres Campos
  • 10Willian
  • 14Militão
  • 15Allan
  • 16Cássio
  • 17Fernandinho
  • 18Tolentino Coelho de Lima
  • 21Richarlison
  • 22Fagner
  • 23Ederson


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Gallese
  • 17AdvínculaBooked at 84mins
  • 15ZambranoBooked at 68mins
  • 2Abram
  • 6Trauco
  • 13TapiaBooked at 49minsSubstituted forGonzálesat 82'minutes
  • 19YotúnSubstituted forRuidíazat 78'minutes
  • 20Flores
  • 8Cueva
  • 18CarrilloSubstituted forPoloat 86'minutes
  • 9Guerrero


  • 3Corzo
  • 4Santamaría
  • 5Araujo
  • 7Ballón
  • 11Ruidíaz
  • 12Cáceda
  • 14Polo
  • 16Pretell
  • 21Álvarez
  • 22Callens
  • 23Gonzáles
Roberto Tobar

Match Stats

Home TeamBrazilAway TeamPeru
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brazil 3, Peru 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brazil 3, Peru 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Richarlison (Brazil).

  4. Post update

    Luis Advíncula (Peru) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Dani Alves (Brazil).

  6. Post update

    Christian Cueva (Peru) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Richarlison (Brazil).

  8. Post update

    Christofer Gonzáles (Peru) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Luis Advíncula.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Miguel Trauco (Peru).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Alex Sandro (Brazil).

  13. Post update

    Luis Advíncula (Peru) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Dani Alves (Brazil).

  15. Post update

    Edison Flores (Peru) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Brazil. Allan replaces Everton.

  17. Booking

    Richarlison (Brazil) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  18. Goal!

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

  19. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  20. Post update

    VAR: Penalty Kick. Referee decision on field stands.


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