translated from Spanish: La Roja lost 1-0 to Brazil and was eliminated from the Copa America

The Chilean football team said goodbye this Friday to the Copa America 2021, in the quarterfinals phase, to fall by the minimum count to the host Brazil in a duel played at the Stadium ‘Nilton Santos’ in Rio de Janeiro.A match that with greater ambition could perfectly be in the hands of the team led by Martín Lasarte , which will not be able to reissue even the fourth place achieved two years ago in the land of samba. The ‘Roja’ made a smart first half on Carioca soil. With an order in all its lines it annulled the circuits of the ‘verdeamarelha’, which cost him too much to reach the area of the ‘Team of All’. Even the experienced battering ram Eduardo Vargas came close to breaking the zero in the 27th minute. The Atletico Mineiro player received a long ball, hooked to Thiago Silva and took a powerful cross shot that took out the corner goalkeeper Ederson. Only when the first period was leaving, at 42′, did the homeowner warn thoroughly. After a good pass from Neymar, Gabriel Jesus pulled two over and took a shoe that found the solid reaction of Claudio Bravo, who sent the ball to the corner. The negative note for Chile in the first 45′ was given by Alexis Sanchez. He was limping in long passages and on the last play he couldn’t even give the pass being unmarked. Remember that the ‘Wonder Boy’ was coming off a muscle injury and made a huge effort to play in this start of the final phase. In the first play to the bottom of the complement broke the zero and went in favor of the ‘Scratch’. Lucas Paquetá played first with Neymar and the PSG player returned it immediately. Sebastián Vegas failed in the clearance and the ball was served to Paquetá to beat Bravo in the 46th minute.Tras carton, at 48′, Brazil would be left with one man less on the pitch. Gabriel Jesus went with his leg up in a threatening manner and kicked Eugenio Mena in the face. The judge did not hesitate to show him the red one. Two deep finishes marked the second stage at Nilton Santos. First it was Tite’s team, at 67, with Neymar, who ran away at full speed down the left and took a shot that found the Chilean captain’s good bilge. Soon after, in the 69th minute, Chile had it. Centre from the left, Ben Brereton’s pumped header, the ball went to goalkeeper Ederson and the crossbar saved Brazil. Two defeats (against Paraguay and Brazil), two draws (against Uruguay and Argentina) and one victory (over Bolivia) registered the national team in the continental competition. His executioner, meanwhile, will play for the ticket to the final with Peru, who eliminated Paraguay on penalties in the quarterfinals.

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