10-Men Brazil wins Copa America Title for the 9th time
Brazil went into the final as overwhelming favorites to win the final and end their 12-year drought of winning a major title.
One can only sympathize with Peru who never made the final since 1975 and came into this clash with the hope of ending their 44 years drought of winning a major title.
The result was expected, as Brazil won 5-0 against Peru just two weeks ago in the tournament’s group stage.
Major Events of the final
In the 15th minute, Dani Alves picked out Gabriel Jesus down the right flank and Jesus put the crosses for Everton at the back post and Everton finished it comfortably. 1-0 Brazil.
In the 41st minute, Penalty is given after the ball strikes Thiago Silva on the arm as he slides in for a tackle which is converted by Paolo Guerrero. 1-1 Peru.
In 1st half extra time, Firmino wins the ball back on the halfway line and finds Arthur who then finds Gabriel Jesus and Jesus scores. 2-1 Brazil.
The 75th Minute, Gabriel Jesus is shown 2nd yellow card which means Brazil is down to 10 men for final 15 minutes + extra time.
The 89th minute, Zambrano fouls Everton conceding a penalty and Richarlison converts it calmly. 3-1 Brazil
Man of the match
Everton Soares, the 23-year-old was instrumental in final vs Peru. Here are some of his stats
• 1 goal
• 1 penalty won
• 3/4 dribbles completed
• 10/14 duels won
• 1/2 tackles won
• 2 clearances
• 5 fouls drawn
Allison Becker – 5 clean sheets from 6 games conceding only 1 goal that was against Peru in Final.
Here are the list of things Allison Becker accomplished this season.
- EPL Golden Glove
- UCL Golden Glove
- Copa America Golden Glove
- UCL winner
- Copa America winner
Don’t you think he deserves a shout for making it into Ballon D’or contender list? Use comment section to reply
Everton – 3 Goals (He is in the squad according to many only because of Neymar’s absence).
Player of the Tournament
Dani Alves – He Is The First Player in the History To Win 40 Trophies. The list of the trophies won by him are as follows
- 3 UEFA Champions League
- 2 UEFA Europa League
- 4 UEFA Supercup
- 3 Club World Cup
- 1 Serie A
- 1 Coppa Italia
- 6 LaLiga
- 5 Supercopa de España
- 5 Copa del Rey
- 2 Ligue 1
- 2 Trophée des Champions
- 1 Coupe de la Ligue
- 1 Coupe de France
- 2 Confederations Cup
- 2 Copa America
Now that he is a free agent this summer where will the 36-Year-Old end up? comment below, before you move into comments here is a fun fact.
Brazil has won all the five times it hosted Copa America