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Brazil crush Peru 5-0 to reach Copa America last eight

23 June 2019
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2019-06-23 12:22

Brazil overwhelmed Peru with three goals in a superb first half to set up a crushing 5-0 victory on Saturday and cruise into the Copa America quarter-finals. The host nation went ahead after 12 minutes when Casemiro was on hand to nod home after a goalmouth scramble and Roberto Firmino made it two seven minutes later after keeper Pedro Gallese made a hash of his kick.

Winger Everton's low shot sneaked inside Gallese's near post to make it 3-0 on 32 minutes and Dani Alves made it 4-0 when he finished off a nice team goal eight minutes into the second period. Substitute Willian made it five with a strike from outside the box in the 90th minute. The hosts top Group A and will play one of the two third-placed teams at the Gremio arena on Thursday.

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