Peru – Brazil: Brazil Slaughter Peru With New Winger Duo (0-5)
Peru struggled to cope against a well-structured and totally superior Brazil team, who cemented their place in the quarter-finals of the Copa América. Brazil picked Peru apart, effectively gaining possession back in great areas, as well as pulling their opponents out of shape thanks to constant switches and vertical passing.
Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker.
In terms of results, Brazil and Peru shared similarities, both drawing 0-0 against Venezuela whilst hitting three past Bolivia. In terms of expectations, there is quite a difference. Although well-respected amongst neutrals for their attractive way of playing, Peru are not expected to be making major upsets. Experienced attackers Paolo Guerrero and Jefferson Farfán played a huge part in their comeback against Bolivia, yet challenging Marquinhos and Thiago Silva is a challenge in a whole different spectrum.
Brazil, meanwhile, are always anticipated to go far… even more so when the competition is held in their own country. Manager Tite has brought the next generation of Brazilian stars with him, Richarlison, David Neres and more household names like Arthur and Gabriel Jesus all getting significant game time throughout the competition. Dominating Bolivia got the ball rolling, but a frustrating draw to Venezuela resulted in the team being booed off the pitch.
A Venezuela victory over Bolivia would see the team losing this . . .