Copa America - Quarter-final
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Brazil win 4-3 on penalties

Copa America: Brazil beat Paraguay on penalties to reach semi-finals

Brazil's Alisson celebrates winning the penalty shootout
Brazil are yet to concede a goal after four Copa America matches

Gabriel Jesus scored the decisive spot-kick as hosts Brazil beat Paraguay on penalties to reach the Copa America semi-finals.

Paraguay had Fabian Balbuena sent off after 58 minutes for a foul on Roberto Firmino, but the match ended goalless.

Gustavo Gomez and Derlis Gonzalez missed from the spot for the visitors as Brazil won the shootout 4-3.

The eight-time winners - booed by their fans in their first two games - will next face Argentina or Venezuela.

Brazil, who last won in 2007, were initially awarded a penalty following West Ham defender Balbuena's foul on Liverpool forward Firmino when he was through on goal - but the decision was overturned after a video assistant referee check showed the offence took place outside the box.

The hosts peppered the opposition goal in Porto Alegre, registering 26 attempts - Manchester City forward Jesus shot narrowly wide from close range before Chelsea winger Willian hit a post in the final minute.

Brazil were beaten by Paraguay on penalties in 2011 and 2015, but they triumphed this time despite Firmino dragging his spot-kick wide when they led 3-2.

They will play Argentina in the semi-final in Belo Horizonte next Tuesday, after they beat Venezuela 2-0.

Brazil fined over homophobic chants

Brazil's football federation has been fined $15,000 (£12,000) over homophobic chanting by fans during the hosts' opening match of the tournament against Bolivia.

The South American Football Confederation said there were chants at goal-kicks and that Brazil supporters also lit flares as their side won 3-0 on 14 June.

Line-ups

Brazil

  • 1Alisson
  • 13Alves da SilvaSubstituted forTolentino Coelho de Limaat 85'minutesSubstituted forTolentino Coelho de Limaat 85'minutes
  • 4Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 6Filipe LuísBooked at 44minsSubstituted forLobo Silvaat 45'minutesSubstituted forLobo Silvaat 45'minutes
  • 8ArthurBooked at 84mins
  • 15Marques LoureiroSubstituted forWillianat 71'minutesSubstituted forWillianat 71'minutes
  • 9Gabriel Jesus
  • 11Coutinho
  • 19Sousa Soares
  • 20FirminoBooked at 47mins

Substitutes

  • 3Miranda
  • 7Neres Campos
  • 10Willian
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 14Militão
  • 16Cássio
  • 18Tolentino Coelho de Lima
  • 22Fagner
  • 23Ederson

Paraguay

  • 12Fernández
  • 2PirisBooked at 34mins
  • 4BalbuenaBooked at 58mins
  • 15Gómez
  • 13AlonsoBooked at 37mins
  • 16Ortíz
  • 23Almirón
  • 6SánchezSubstituted forEscobarat 78'minutes
  • 17PérezSubstituted forRojasat 74'minutes
  • 11Coutinho
  • 18ArzamendiaBooked at 30minsSubstituted forValdezat 61'minutes
  • 10González
  • 20FirminoBooked at 47mins
  • 12Fernández
  • 2PirisBooked at 34mins
  • 4BalbuenaBooked at 58mins
  • 15Gómez
  • 13AlonsoBooked at 37mins
  • 17PérezSubstituted forRojasat 74'minutes
  • 6SánchezSubstituted forEscobarat 78'minutes
  • 16Ortíz
  • 18ArzamendiaBooked at 30minsSubstituted forValdezat 61'minutes
  • 23Almirón
  • 10González

Substitutes

  • 3Miranda
  • 7Neres Campos
  • 10Willian
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 14Militão
  • 16Cássio
  • 18Tolentino Coelho de Lima
  • 22Fagner
  • 23Ederson
  • 1Silva
  • 3Escobar
  • 5Valdez
  • 7Cardozo
  • 8Rojas
  • 9Santander
  • 11Iturbe
  • 14Torres
  • 19Domínguez
  • 20Rojas
  • 21Romero
  • 22Aguilar
Referee:
Roberto Tobar
Attendance:
44,902

Match Stats

Home TeamBrazilAway TeamParaguay
Possession
Home70%
Away70%
Shots
Home26
Away26
Shots on Target
Home8
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home22
Away22

Live Text

Match ends, Brazil 0(4), Paraguay 0(3).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Brazil 0(4), Paraguay 0(3).

Goal!

Goal! Brazil 0(4), Paraguay 0(3). Gabriel Jesus (Brazil) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Derlis González (Paraguay) right footed shot is close, but misses to the left. Derlis González should be disappointed.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Roberto Firmino (Brazil) right footed shot is close, but misses to the left. Roberto Firmino should be disappointed.

Goal!

Goal! Brazil 0(3), Paraguay 0(3). Rodrigo Rojas (Paraguay) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Brazil 0(3), Paraguay 0(2). Coutinho (Brazil) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Brazil 0(2), Paraguay 0(2). Bruno Valdez (Paraguay) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Brazil 0(2), Paraguay 0(1). Marquinhos (Brazil) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Brazil 0(1), Paraguay 0(1). Miguel Almirón (Paraguay) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Brazil 0(1), Paraguay 0. Willian (Brazil) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty saved! Gustavo Gómez (Paraguay) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Brazil 0, Paraguay 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brazil 0, Paraguay 0.

Attempt blocked. Thiago Silva (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Everton.

Attempt blocked. Roberto Firmino (Brazil) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Willian with a cross.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Gustavo Gómez.

Attempt blocked. Coutinho (Brazil) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Iván Piris.

Attempt blocked. Everton (Brazil) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Marquinhos (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Everton.

Foul by Marquinhos (Brazil).

Derlis González (Paraguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas Paquetá (Brazil).

Derlis González (Paraguay) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Paraguay. Conceded by Arthur.

Attempt blocked. Juan Escobar (Paraguay) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Derlis González.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Júnior Alonso.

Foul by Lucas Paquetá (Brazil).

Gustavo Gómez (Paraguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Willian (Brazil) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Roberto Firmino.

Attempt saved. Alex Sandro (Brazil) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Coutinho with a cross.

Lucas Paquetá (Brazil) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Juan Escobar (Paraguay).

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

Foul by Miguel Almirón (Paraguay).

Substitution

Substitution, Brazil. Lucas Paquetá replaces Dani Alves.

Booking

Arthur (Brazil) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

VAR: Other.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brazil32108087
2Venezuela31203125
3Peru311136-34
4Bolivia300329-70

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Colombia33004049
2Argentina31113304
3Paraguay302134-12
4Qatar301225-31

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Uruguay32107257
2Chile32016246
3Japan302137-42
4Ecuador301227-51
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