Rio de Janeiro closed a tournament that will be remembered for many years

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Fifteen goals were scored at the Maracanã, the mythical stadium in
the ‘Wonderful City’ where the Cup ended.

After 24 days of competition and 25 matches played in the five host cities of the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019, Rio de Janeiro was the city that hosted not only the 26th match: the ‘finale’ between Brazil and Peru, but also was the stage of an exciting closing ceremony that culminated an unprecedented tournament.

On July 7th, the football world was focus on the mythical Jornalista Mario Filho Maracanã stadium, where Brazil became the new CONMEBOL Copa América champion, a title that Chile had kept since 2015.

The Canarinha lifted the tournament trophy after beating Peru 3-1.

Maracanã witnessed at least 15 goals in five games

As well as the four goals in the final match of the Cup, the Maracanã and the fans who attended the stadium shouted 11 more goals in the preliminary stages of the tournament.

Argentina reached the semi-finals on June 28th after defeating Venezuela 2-0. Lautaro Martínez and Giovani Lo Celso scored for ‘La Albiceleste’.

On June 24th, at the third match of Group C, Uruguay defeated Chile 0-1, thereby achieving their qualification to the quarterfinals in the first position in their zone. Edison Cavani scored the uruguayan goal.

In the Group stage also, on June 18th, Peru achieved an outstanding 1-3 victory over Bolivia. That triumph helped the team, led by  Ricardo Gareca, to qualify to the quarterfinals. Paolo Guerrero, Jefferson Farfán and Edinson Flores scored the Peruvian goals. Marcelo Moreno Martins did it for Bolivia.

The first match of the CONMEBOL Copa América 2019 at the Maracanã was
played by Paraguay and Qatar national teams and ended with a two-goal tie. Oscar Cardozo and Derlis Gonzalez scored for ‘the Guaranies’ and Almoez Ali and an own goal from paraguayan Rodrigo Rojas, scored for Qatar.

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Undoubtedly, the five matches at the Maracanã were great at quality,
passion and goals, worthy of a tournament like the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019.

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