Pre-match: Copa América de 2019 - Peru x Brasil, 22 de Junho de 2019

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  1. Century's Best

    Century's Best Member+

    Jul 29, 2003
    USA
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    Location: Arena Corinthians (Itaquerão), São Paulo


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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)

    With 4 points in two matches and qualification in the quarterfinals not yet assured, Brazil now goes for 7 points and top place in Group A as it returns to São Paulo. But whereas Venezuela and Bolivia have historically been “punching bags” for Brazil, Peru is on another level – a higher one.

    While it is true that Peru, like every other South American competitor, has lost against Brazil more than it has won, Peru gave even the Brazil of Pelé’s generation very difficult matches. 60 years ago, Pelé’s Brazil tied Peru 2-2 in the South American Championship, and in 1963, Brazil beat Peru by only 1-0 (admittedly without Pelé and Garrincha).

    Peru defeated Brazil for the first time in 1953, in South American Championship competition, and in 1975, Peru actually defeated Brazil 1-3 in the Copa América, in a match held at the Mineirão. Between this match and a 2-0 win for Brazil in 1995, Brazil went 20 years without beating Peru in Copa América fixtures. And no one here will remember the 0-1 loss Brazil faced vs. Peru at the 2016 Copa América Centenário, with Cueva’s hand goal.

    Peru, like Venezuela, was a tough opponent in the last CONMEBOL World Cup qualification tournament, and under Ricardo Gareca’s management for more than 4 years now, Peru improved enough to return to the World Cup for the first time since 1982, after clinching 5th place and defeating New Zealand in the playoff. In Russia, Peru fell in the group stage after losing to Denmark and to France.

    Gareca, in charge of Peru for the 3rd straight Copa América, now faces more pressure after leading Peru back the World Cup. Winning it on Brazilian soil would be a daunting challenge for any contender, and despite its improvements, it may seem like an impossibility. Its two nullified goals, courtesy of VAR, against Venezuela show that nothing will be easy in this tournament.

    Peru is generally deployed with a 4-2-3-1 whose strengths are seen on the wings. Paolo Guerrero remains his national team’s reference on offense, although his long suspension helped his team find other alternatives. Jefferson Farfán, Raúl Ruidíaz, and André Carrillo have taken up important roles on the team.

    If Brazil’s defense will be sure to fight for every possession against Peru’s front line, Brazil’s own offense may have its wishes against Peru’s zaga, which is noticeably vulnerable on the aerial game. The first two of the three goals Colombia scored in its recent 3-0 victory at Peru right before this tournament resulted from aerial crosses into the box.

    After its 1-0 win vs. Brazil on U.S. soil in 2016, Brazil regained the upper hand, with a 3-0 win in Salvador in November 2015 and 0-2 in Lima 1 year later in World Cup qualification matches. In fact, since the current “every team vs. every team” system was adopted (for Brazil, the first participation was for 2002), Brazil has won 5 times and drawn 3, without any Peruvian victories.

    With its win against the modest Bolivians, Peru would love a moral booster by defeating the hosts and winning the group. But Tite’s men, themselves now under pressure after failing to defeat Venezuela, want blood to lift morale.

    The following was the starting XI deployed by Ricardo Gareca for Peru’s 3-1 victory against Bolivia:
    Gallese; Advíncula, Zambrano, Abram, Trauco; Tapia, Yotún; Farfán, Cueva, Polo; Guerrero.
     
  2. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    This is going to be a battle!! But usually in the 12 team Copa America, 4 points normally qualifies a team for the Quarterfinals!! I'm predicting a 1-1 draw!!
     
  3. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    At least get some revenge for that disaster knock out from 2016.
     
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  4. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I hope Ruidiaz gets some special attention tomorrow!!:sneaky:
     
  5. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Fernandinho is out. Arthur was doubtful yesterday.
     
  6. IVO !

    IVO ! Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    RIO AND CHICAGO
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I’m going with 2X0.
    Watch out for Guerero, he’s hungry and in good form and very used to Brazuka defenders.
     
  7. IVO !

    IVO ! Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    RIO AND CHICAGO
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Arthur is available.
    Possibility of GJ and Everton both starting.
     
  8. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Yep, confirmed:

    Alisson;
    Daniel Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Filipe Luis;
    Casemiro, Arthur, Coutinho;
    Gabriel Jesus, Firmino, Everton
     
  9. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Casemiro out of QF. :ROFLMAO:
     
  10. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Lionel Alves ... legend. :D
     
  11. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Dafuq happened there ?

    1 x 0

    Casemito.
     
  12. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Bahahahahhaha ... Peruvian keeper. What a gift :ROFLMAO:
     
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  13. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Firmino 2-0!!:D
     
  14. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Probably the safest thing you could bet on before this game...
     
  15. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Bullshit foul. But Casemiro has to be careful.
     
  16. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Peru started pretty physical themselves, so yeah it was bound to happen. Good thing we got those goals. Their physicality was being a problem.
     
  17. Kaka10725

    Kaka10725 Member+

    Jun 1, 2007
  18. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Everton!! What a shot!! 3-0!!
     
  19. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Damn ... nice goal by Everton :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    Analysts gonna have a field day saying ... I told you so Tite !
     
  20. Mengão86

    Mengão86 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Flamengo
    Brazil
    Nov 16, 2005
    Maryland, RJ/ES/PE
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Did Alves just get megged by Trauco? SMH.
     
  21. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Alves has played great you gonna pick that out :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    I thought you warmed up to Alves !

    To be fair his legs were pretty closed.
     
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  22. Mengão86

    Mengão86 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Flamengo
    Brazil
    Nov 16, 2005
    Maryland, RJ/ES/PE
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    What can I say, I couldn’t help myself.

    He has been good offensively and hasn’t had much work defensively. Just thought it was funny Trauco got him there.
     
  23. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Everton ... nunca critiquei.

    Still sucks :ROFLMAO:
     
  24. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Old habits die hard.
     
  25. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Everton keeps beating his marker but always gets caught up.
     

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