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Gabriel Barbosa
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C. Gonzáles
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2 - 0
Éverton Ribeiro
1 - 0

Match Stats

58% 41%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 1
Total Passes 593 417
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Brazil BRA Brazil 17 14 3 0 40 5 +35 45 W W W D D
2 Argentina ARG Argentina 17 11 6 0 27 8 +19 39 D W W W D
3 Uruguay URU Uruguay 18 8 4 6 22 22 0 28 W W W W L
4 Ecuador ECU Ecuador 18 7 5 6 27 19 +8 26 D L D D W
5 Peru PER Peru 18 7 3 8 19 22 -3 24 W L D W W
6 Colombia COL Colombia 18 5 8 5 20 19 +1 23 W W L L D
7 Chile CHI Chile 18 5 4 9 19 26 -7 19 L L W L L
8 Paraguay PAR Paraguay 18 3 7 8 12 26 -14 16 L W L L D
9 Bolivia BOL Bolivia 18 4 3 11 23 42 -19 15 L L L L W
10 Venezuela VEN Venezuela 18 3 1 14 14 34 -20 10 L L L W L


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That concludes our commentary of the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying match between Brazil and Peru! We hope you’ve enjoyed it.
Brazil will get their campaign restarted on October 6 when they travel to Venezuela. Peru host Chile on the same evening.
A comfortable evening sees Brazil wrap up the victory in the first half, as the goals scored by Ribeiro and Neymar at the 14th and 40th minutes respectively were enough to give the Selecao all three points. In a cagey evening that saw a warranted eight yellow cards as well as two borderline penalty decisions not called, the hosts never really looked in danger of conceding. Militao had a tremendous game again at the back, blocking everything that came his way, giving his goalkeeper an easy night in the process. A speculative Carrillo effort and a drive from range from Flores were as close as the Blanquirroja got to scoring as Gareca will be looking for a better showing next time out. Brazil stay top of the group with a 100% record, while Peru sit seventh.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: BRAZIL 2-0 PERU.
90' + 2' The fourth official indicates four minutes will be added to the end of the 90 for stoppages.
Yellow Card
90' Neymar turns and throws a forearm into the face of Callens during a physical duel for the ball, which has drawn the referee’s attention. The forward is shown a yellow card for the infringement but he’s lucky it’s not a late sending off.
88' Brazil look very happy to preserve their 2-0 lead and finish the matchday top of the group with a perfect record. It’s been a positive evening from Tite’s point of view as the Selecao have come through a tough and cagey contest, though it hasn’t been a vintage performance.
86' CLOSE! Hulk gets on the end of a ball over the top and drags Gallese off his line before firing an off-balance shot. The winger had the whole net to aim at but he misplaces his effort and sends it into the side-netting.
Gabriel Barbosa
84' Gabriel is also replaced with just over five minutes left as Hulk is given a chance to stretch his legs.
84' Edenilson is sent on for his first appearance in a Brazil shirt at the age of 31.
83' Advincula looks to get forward and play a cross into the penalty area but it’s another tired delivery from the wing as Militao is able to cut it out easily.
81' Neymar attempts an audacious overhead kick from the edge of the penalty area but it never looks likely to trouble Gallese as it loops over the crossbar and out.
80' Peru have lost five of their last 10 matches away from home, with the Blanquirroja failing to score on four of those occasions.
Bruno Guimarães
78' Tite makes a change with 12 minutes remaining as the booked Casemiro is replaced by Bruno Guimaraes.
75' Neymar goes on a tremendous drive through midfield, wriggling his way into the penalty area and centring a pass for Gabriel just before going over the byline. It’s a great effort from the PSG forward but Gallese manages to make the eventual save.
R. Ruidíaz
G. Lapadula
73' Lapadula's match is over as Gareca sends Ruidiaz into the action.
72' Carrillo squares a pass to Lapadula who rushes to take his shot - but even still Militao manages to get in the way of the effort, putting it out for a throw.
70' Carrillo cuts inside from the left wing and hits a shot with his laces from distance, but he gets underneath the ball and scoops it, allowing Weverton to watch it fly past his post.
68' The last three meetings between Brazil and Peru have seen nine yellow cards shown and two sendings off (there have been eight yellows shown this evening).
Gabriel Barbosa
Yellow Card
66' Gabriel is shown a yellow card for a kick-out at Carrillo which brings the winger down in midfield.
C. Gonzáles
Yellow Card
65' Gonzales is the latest player to send Gerson to the turf in a heap and the referee shows him the same face as Costa; a yellow card.
G. Costa
Yellow Card
63' Costa catches Gerson late and sends him to the ground - earning the substitute a yellow card.
Dani Alves
Éverton Ribeiro
63' Alves replaces Ribeiro on the right to add some experience to the side.
Matheus Cunha
63' Tite sends on Atletico Madrid's new signing Cunha to replace Danilo.
62' With just under 30 minutes to go in the match, Peru have shown very little in terms of attacking football. The Brazil midfield has been resolute and well-organised, with Militao marshalling the space behind Casemiro. They’ve given Lapadula and company very little joy this evening.
G. Costa
Y. Yotún
60' Yotun is withdrawn as Gareca sends Costa on in his place.
W. Cartagena
R. Tapia
59' Cartagena is sent on as Tapia's number comes up on the fourth official's board.
59' Carrillo’s corner is taken to the edge of the six-yard box, but Sandro is there to nod it away.
Lucas Paquetá
Yellow Card
57' Paqueta’s high foot catches the shoulder of Tapia, sending the Peru midfielder to the ground in a heap. It’s a yellow card for the Lyon midfielder.
54' Casemiro plays a lovely ball over the top to the right for Ribeiro, whose eventual cross is cleared on the edge of the penalty area.
52' Carrillo manages to get to the edge of the Brazil penalty area only to swing a lazy effort towards the penalty spot which is jumped on immediately by Verissimo.
50' Paqueta looks to send an outswinging cross to the far post for Gabriel after confusion in the Peru defence presents the winger with time and space, but he puts his cross a half-step ahead of the forward as it trickles out for a goal-kick.
48' Carrillo drives through the heart of midfield and manages to get it to Flores on the left-hand side of the penalty area but the rushed shot is scuffed wide of the goal.
46' Peru get the match restarted from the kick-off!
E. Flores
C. Cueva
46' Gareca makes two changes at the interval as Flores is brought on for Cueva.
C. Ramos
A. Santamaría
46' A change in defence at half-time sees the booked Santamaria replaced by Ramos.
Gareca is left with little alternative as his side are forced to chase the match in the second half. Ruidiaz will be looking to make an impact off the bench in what would be his 50th cap, as Lapadula has done nothing to involve himself in the match. Brazil will no doubt make changes and break up play, which could cause frustration for the visiting players.
Peru’s early pressure was met well by a composed Brazil, who went on to thoroughly establish their dominance as the first half comes to a close in Recife with Brazil up 2-0. Tite’s side quickly imposed themselves on the match and scored after just 14 minutes through Ribeiro, who took his chance well at the far post. Both Brazil and Peru were denied penalty shouts by the referee but it was the Selecao that held their nerve, doubling the advantage with 5 minutes to go in the half thanks to Neymar’s tap-in from close range. Gareca’s side lack ideas and will need quite the half-time team talk to get them back into the match.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: BRAZIL 2-0 PERU.
45' + 1' The fourth official indicates two minutes will be added to the end of the half for stoppages.
Yellow Card
44' An exceptionally high boot from Casemiro catches Yotun, who is sent to the ground in a heap. It’s a yellow for the Real Madrid midfielder.
42' This is the first time Brazil have scored at least twice in a match since June; a run of five consecutive matches.
40' BRAZIL HAVE THEIR SECOND! It’s a bit of a lucky goal but Neymar won’t complain as he’s on the spot at the far post after Ribeiro’s shot from the edge of the area is cleared off the lne by a defender, only to have it ricochet neatly to Neymar! 2-0!
Y. Yotún
Yellow Card
38' Yotun’s late challenge on Neymar earns the midfielder a yellow card.
37' Brazil are knocking it around in midfield comfortably as they encourage Peru to chase and open gaps up in-behind. With a lead and less than 10 minutes to go until half-time, the hosts don’t look to be under any real pressure.
R. Tapia
Yellow Card
35' A late sliding challenge catches Neymar in midfield and earns Tapia a yellow card.
32' Brazil win a second free-kick in quick succession after Sandro is bowled over by Lapadula on the left just outside Weverton’s 18-yard box.
A. Santamaría
Yellow Card
30' Santamaria runs across and catches Neymar with an outstretched leg before bringing him down with a tackle. It’s a yellow card for the Peru defender - the first booking of the match.
29' Lapadula forces a wild, swiveled left-footed effort which is easily intercepted by the awaiting Militao.
27' Cueva's ensuing corner is a poor one as Militao is allowed to hammer it away with a powerful header.
26' Yotun delivers the free-kick to the far post looking for a team-mate, but it’s scrambled behind by Sandro for a corner.
25' Peru win a free-kick after Cueva is brought down 25 yards outside the penalty area.
24' It’s one of those games as Peru are convinced they should receive a penalty for a push in the back on Advincula during the wing-back’s attempted cross towards the penalty spot. The referee, not for the first time this evening, instructs the players to continue as now the visitors are denied a spot-kick.
22' Seven of the starting XI for Peru tonight started in their 1-0 semi-final loss to Brazil two months ago.
20' Play resumes from the ensuing corner as the referee denies Gabriel's claims, but the set-piece is a poor one sent directly into the waiting arms of Gallese.
18' Neymar plays a lovely chip in-between the Peru centre-backs for Gabriel, who latches onto the ball and has a strike at goal. Santamaria slides in and puts the ball behind for a corner, though the Brazil striker is adamant he should be awarded a handball.
16' Peru’s players are furious with the referee, as they feel Neymar had committed a foul on Santamaria on the touchline, which allowed him to win the ball back in the lead up to the goal. The referee is in contact with VAR but it doesn’t appear as though it’ll be overturned as Brazil’s lead is confirmed!
14' Neymar is at the centre of Brazil's creativity yet again as his pass created Ribeiro's goal.
Éverton Ribeiro
14' RIBEIRO PUTS BRAZIL AHEAD! Neymar wins the ball back high up the pitch on the left touchline and immediately drives towards goal before centring a low cross into the penalty area. The Flamengo winger shows up at the back post in perfect time and turns the ball over the line!
13' Peru win a free-kick to clear their lines after Paqueta’s elbow caught the head of Advincula just outside the Peru penalty area during an aerial duel. The Lyon midfielder narrowly escapes a yellow card.
11' Gerson takes a strike from just inside the penalty area but Gallese makes himself big on the line and stops the ball with the outside of his arm.
9' Peru are given a free-kick but it could have just as easily been a penalty to Brazil after Gallese rushes off his line to get to the ball before Sandro but instead clatters into the Juventus left-back. The referee is confident in his decision though Tite will feel aggrieved.
7' A Peru corner from the left is only half-cleared, allowing the visitors to come forward again to put pressure on Weverton but Lapadula rushes his shot and sends the chance high over the crossbar.
5' Beautiful attacking move as Gabriel comes short to play a first-time pass over the top of the defence for Paqueta, drawing Gallese out of his goal. The midfielder looks to pass it inside, but the Brazil attack are unable to scramble it into the open goal.
3' Peru are off to a promising start, winning an early corner after Advincula’s low cross from the right was blocked out for a corner. The set-piece is a disappointing one however as Sandro is able to head it clear at the near post.
1' Brazil get the match underway from the kick-off!
Peru make a single change from their 1-0 victory over Venezuela last time out, as Gonzales replaces Flores in midfield.
Brazil make three changes from their 1-0 victory over Chile last Thursday. Verissimo starts at centre-back ahead of Marquinhos while ahead of him in central midfield, Gerson is preferred to Bruno Guimaraes. The final switch is on the left wing, where Ribeiro gets the nod ahead of Vinicius.
PERU SUBS: Carlos Caceda, Jose Carvallo, Luis Abram, Aldo Corzo, Miguel Trauco, Christian Ramos, Raziel Garcia, Gabriel Costa, Gerald Tavara, Edison Flores, Wilder Cartagena, Raul Ruidiaz.
PERU XI (5-4-1): Pedro Gallese; Luis Advincula, Anderson Santamaria, Alexander Callens, Yoshimar Yotun, Marcos Lopez; Andre Carrillo, Renato Tapia, Christopher Gonzales, Christian Cueva; Gianluca Lapadula.
BRAZIL SUBS: Aderbar Santos, Everson, Leo Ortiz, Miranda, Guilherme Arana, Bruno Guimaraes, Dani Alves, Edenilson, Vinicius Junior, Matheus Cunha, Hulk, Artur Guimaraes.
BRAZIL XI (4-4-2): Weverton; Alex Sandro, Lucas Verissimo, Eder Miltao, Danilo; Everton Ribeiro, Casemiro, Gerson, Lucas Paqueta; Neymar, Gabriel Barbosa.
With 15 minutes to go before kick-off, let's take a look at how the two sides are lining up - starting with our hosts!
Peru have earned four points from their two fixtures so far this international break, with a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Uruguay seven days ago followed up by a 1-0 victory over Venezuela. Outside of the guaranteed World Cup places by four points ahead of tonight’s CONMEBOL fixtures, Ricardo Gareca will be hoping for a Blanquirroja win against the Selecao for the first time outside of friendlies since 2016.
Recife plays host to a Copa America semi-final rematch as top of the group Brazil square off against Peru just 66 days after the Selecao’s 1-0 victory in the penultimate stage of the South American championship. Tite will be looking to put the hijinx of last Sunday behind him as his side look to make it eight wins in eight qualification matches.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE commentary of the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Peru!