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Copa America: With a show by Vini Jr, Brazil beats Paraguay 4 x 1.

With a show by Vini Jr, Brazil beats Paraguay 4 x 1.

Vini Jr. put on a show! In a match played on Friday night (28/06) in Las Vegas (USA) for the second round of the Copa América, the Brazilian National Team beat Paraguay 4-1. The result leaves coach Dorival Júnior’s team in second place in group D. They have four points, two less than the leader Colombia, Canarinho’s next opponent – ​​the duel is scheduled for 10 pm on Tuesday (2).

Almost 47 thousand fans at the Allegiant Stadium saw Brazil open the scoring up close in the 34th minute with the ball rolling, with Vinícius Júnior. At 42, Savinho joined the green-and-yellow team. In stoppage time, the clock marked 49 minutes when Vini scored again.

Two goals from Vini Jr, one from Paquetá and another from Savinho

In the second half, the Paraguayans scored against Alderete after just 2 minutes. But Lucas Paquetá scored the rout in the 19th minute, with a penalty (he had wasted a penalty in the opening half ). A result that virtually eliminated Paraguay from the tournament.

The match was also marked by an expulsion. In the 36th minute of the second half , the Paraguayan player Cubas was fouled by Douglas Luiz and, with both of them lying on the floor , he hit his Brazilian teammate in the thigh with the sole of his boot. The move was checked by the video expert and resulted in a red card. There was also an invasion of the field in the second half by a fan, who was then removed by security.

The Brazilian team’s performance avoided an early disqualification in the competition, following a 0-0 draw with Costa Rica in the previous round. Against the Colombians, next week, a new victory will leave Canarinho ranked first in the group for the quarter-finals – against opponents from group C ( consisting of the host United States, plus Uruguay, Panama and Bolivia).

Held since 1910, the Copa América is in its 48th edition and is the largest ever held over the past 114 years, in terms of the number of participating countries. There are 16 teams, from the South, Central , Caribbean and Northern regions of the continent.


Paraguay: Rodrigo Morinigo; Gustavo Velazquez, Fabian Balbuena, Omar Alderete and Matias Espinoza (Nestor Gimezes); Andres Cubas, Mathias Villasanti and Bobadilla (Caballero), Almiron (Ramon Sosa), Enciso (Kaku Romero) and Alex Arce. Coach: Daniel Garnero.

Brazil: Alisson; Danilo, Éder Militão (Gabriel Magalhães), Marquinhos and Wendell; João Gomes, Bruno Guimarães (Douglas Luiz) and Lucas Paquetá (Andreas Pereira); Rodrygo (Endrick), Vini Jr and Savinho (Raphinha). Coach: Dorival Júnior.

Arbitration: Piero Maza, assisted by Claudio Urrutia and Miguel Rocha (Chilean trio). At VAR, Juan Lara (from the same country).

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