Pre-match: Copa América de 2019, Final - Brasil x Peru, 7 de Julho de 2019

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  1. Century's Best

    Century's Best Member+

    Jul 29, 2003
    USA
    [​IMG] vs. [​IMG]

    Location: Estádio do Maracanã (Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho), Rio de Janeiro

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    Brazil roster:
    Goleiros

    Alisson (Roma-ITA)
    Cássio (Corinthians)
    Ederson (Manchester City-ING)


    Laterais

    Daniel Alves (PSG-FRA)
    Filipe Luís (Atlético de Madri-ESP)
    Alex Sandro (Juventus-ITA)
    Fágner (Corinthians)


    Zagueiros

    Miranda (Inter de Milão-ITA)
    Marquinhos (PSG-FRA)
    Thiago Silva (PSG-FRA)
    Éder Militão (Porto-POR)


    Meio-campistas

    Arthur (Grêmio)
    Allan (Napoli-ITA)
    Lucas Paquetá (Milan-ITA)
    Casemiro (Real Madrid-ESP)
    Fernandinho (Manchester City-ING)
    Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool-ING)
    Willian (Chelsea-ING)


    Atacantes

    Richarlison (PSG-FRA)
    Roberto Firmino (Liverpool-ING)
    Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City-ING)
    David Neres (Ajax-HOL)
    Everton (Grêmio)

    Facing all the hype and expectation as Brazil faced archnemesis Argentina in a cup knockout bracket for the first time since 2007, Brazilian fans rejoiced as their team recovered from the goalless form of 2 of this Copa América’s 4 matches and killed the match in regulation with a score of 2-0.

    Now, Brazil leaves Belo Horizonte for the hallowed grounds of Maracanã, where Brazil has in the past secured World Cup qualification, attained Olympic golden glory, and won the Copa América, as Brazil seeks its 9th Copa América title (and first since 2007), as well as its first senior-level NT championship since the 2013 Confederations Cup, when also at the Maracanã, Brazil handily defeated defending European and World Cup champion Spain 3-0.

    This time, however, the opponent is not from UEFA, but rather, a neighbor – a South American rival – and one whom Brazil already faced and defeated in this tournament.

    Peru has 2 wins, 2 draws, and 2 losses in the competition. After its 0-5 defeat against Brazil, many in Peru thought it was all over and some thought Peru wouldn’t even qualify as a third-place team. But the combination of results got Peru through to face powerhouse Uruguay, who was unbeaten in the group stage and who earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory against defending, back-to-back champion Chile. Peru managed to survive 0-0 and from the PK spot, Peru was perfect. Suárez missed his kick, thus sending Uruguay packing and Peru to the semifinals, where Peru surprisingly won a solid game against Chile by the score of 3-0.

    Brazil will not have an easy match. The 5-0 result came in part because Peru went forward in an attempt to play Brazil “mano a mano;” the open spaces this generated were exploited by Brazil. Peru had in fact been deployed with a sound tactical system early on; the first and second goals Brazil scored discouraged Peru. Ricardo Gareca’s men have however shown much better mettle since then; it’s no small feat to eliminate Uruguay and Chile in a few days’ time. With much higher confidence, and with lessons learned, the Peruvians will go for the upset in an unexpected but intriguing matchup.

    Brazil would be wise to pay attention to Advincula; this defensive player is extremely fast to the extent some call him the “Peruvian Bolt,” and he is only one of Peru’s highly athletic players.

    Should Peru win, it’d mark a historic achievement for a team which for decades was a minor player in South America. Peru’s 36-year-long absence from the World Cup ended last year, as the Peruvians had several good performances in WCQ. A 3rd title would follow 1939 and 1975, and further increase Gareca’s standing in Peru, giving the team morale and confidence for the 2020 Copa América and 2022 WCQ.

    For Brazil, a title victory would not only be the 9th Copa América title overall, but a huge dose of political capital for Tite, whose work – once nearly universally praised thanks to Brazil’s unstoppable WCQ campaign after Tite replaced Dunga – was severely criticized and questioned after his slowness to change the team cost Brazil vs. Belgium in last year’s World Cup quarterfinals. As well, the match itself will be meaningful to Tite as a manager, as he will coach Brazil in Maracanã for the first time.

    The following was the starting XI deployed by Ricardo Gareca for his team’s semifinal win vs. Chile:
    Gallese; Advincula, Zambrano, Abram and Trauco; Tapia, Yotún, Carrillo, Cueva and Flores; Guerrero.
     
  2. old_carioca_in_nyc

    Jan 26, 2007
    Willian out injured...
    Richarlison recovered from cachumba?
     
  3. ripalino

    ripalino Member

    Feb 26, 2013
    Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    we will win this I am sure. Peru, with all due respect can't upset Brazil …..No, Absolutely no way
     
  4. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I think he will be available to play.
     
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  5. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Lost in all of this crap campaign is that we haven't conceded a goal yet. Although it's more of a case of weak opposition than anything.
     
  6. old_carioca_in_nyc

    Jan 26, 2007
    Alisson is fantastic goleiro!
     
  7. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I wouldn't be surprised if this match went to penalties!! This is the last hurrah for Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Filipe Luis, and Fernandinho to win with Brazil!!
     
  8. Kaka10725

    Kaka10725 Member+

    Jun 1, 2007
    We look like we started nervously.
     
  9. Kaka10725

    Kaka10725 Member+

    Jun 1, 2007
    Beautiful goal
     
  10. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Holy shit Gabriel Jesus, what a play for that goal. Perfectly timed run. Nice move to get space, perfect cross.

    Everton scored.

    1x0.

    We started under pressure but that goal is exactly what we need to do when we have the ball.
     
  11. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Watch out Grezi, Hazard, Pogba and Lukaku.....Everton might be coming on a $100 million dollar deal to Europe!!:D
     
  12. StrokingMonkeys

    Oct 4, 2009
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    VERY nice gol!
     
  13. Kaka10725

    Kaka10725 Member+

    Jun 1, 2007
    This ref is on some BS
     
  14. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    The ref has been decent but it's clear his approach is to give fouls more readily to Peru than to Brazil.

    Even though it adds up and will get more and more frustrating, it's also been successful in encouraging Brazil to stay on their feet.
     
  15. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Well... their pressure pays off with that PK. We need to step it up.
     
  16. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Thank You Thiago Silva!!:whistling:
     
  17. Kaka10725

    Kaka10725 Member+

    Jun 1, 2007
    What clear to me is we can not counter attack effectively with this lineup.
     
  18. StrokingMonkeys

    Oct 4, 2009
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
  19. Kaka10725

    Kaka10725 Member+

    Jun 1, 2007
    Could do nothing about it to be fair
     
  20. StrokingMonkeys

    Oct 4, 2009
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    THAT'S MY BOY!!!! GOL JESUS!!!
     
  21. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Jesus GOAL
     
  22. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    At least we fixed that before half time.

    2x1 Gabriel Jesus

    Build-up is broken up, but Firmino steals it right back and Arthur made a great pass to Jesus who moved into the middle. He's moving very well, finding the right spaces and after spending the whole first half on the right he gets himself into the 9 position to score when needed. Perfect game by him so far.
     
  23. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    That's what we needed before halftime
     
  24. Kaka10725

    Kaka10725 Member+

    Jun 1, 2007
    Lovely goal to get before the half
     
  25. Brasitusa

    Brasitusa Member+

    May 14, 2014
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great first half for Brazil, playing beautifully. The PK for Peru was bogus as it went against a recent rule change, but Dani Alves and GJ remain great and are making the difference. The whole team is playing well.
     

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