Brazil Wins Copa America after 12 years

Brazil Wins Copa America after 12 years

Brazil wins Copa America after 12 years as  Gabriel Jesus scored one goal and assisted ashost Brazil lifted the cup beating Peru 3-1.

First half goals from Everton and Gabriel Jesus put Brazilin the lead against Peru, before the Manchester City striker was sent off, buta last minute penalty from Richarlison was enough to put the game to bed.

Brazil's Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and wassent off in the second half as they beat Peru 3-1 on Sunday to win the CopaAmerica for the ninth time in a pulsating contest at the Maracana stadium.

The hosts took the lead against the run of play after 15minutes when Gabriel Jesus bamboozled two defenders on the right flank andcrossed for the unmarked Everton to fire home from close range.

Peru equalised a minute before halftime when Paolo Guerreroscored from the penalty spot after Thiago Silva was adjudged to have handledthe ball, but Gabriel Jesus restored their lead just moments later to put thehome side 2-1 up at the break.

Jesus was shown a second yellow with 20 minutes left butRicharlison's late penalty sealed the win. Victory will have been a huge relieffor Jesus, who was in tears when he was sent off, kicking a water bottle andthen pushing over the VAR monitor as he left the pitch.

Everton was named player of the final and also finished asone of the tournament's top scorers with three goals. Brazil's veteranright-back Dani Alves was player of the tournament.

Brazilian football star Neymar, who could not play due toinjury, sat close to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro among the crowd ofnearly 70,000 at packed Maracanã Stadium.

Brazil got the win despite playing with 10 men from the 70thminute because Jesus was sent off with a second yellow card.

It is the ninth time Brazil have won the Copa America and istheir first tournament success since winning a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics.The victory also maintained their record of winning the Copa America every timethey have hosted it.

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