Brazil beat Colombia late, Peru in dramatic comeback against Ecuador

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On a day of dramatic comebacks, Brazil win with a last minute goal against Colombia and Peru overturn a 2-0 halftime deficit to take a point against Ecuador.

In the first game of the day Ecuador and Peru shared the points in an open 2-2 draw in Goiania. With a second half comeback and a strong position in the group, Peru will leave the more satisfied with the result.

Renato Tapia scored an own goal before Ayrtor Preciado put Gustavo Alfaro’s side two ahead just before the break. Despite a slow start, Ricardo Gareca inspired a far more impressive second 45. Gianluca Lapadula pulled one back before André Carrillo equalized.

In regards to quarterfinal qualification, the draw leaves Peru on 4 points with a final game against Venezuela. For Ecuador things are more precarious, they have 2 points and meet Brazil in their last game in Group B.

NUMBERS FROM THE GAME

• Colombia has scored 5 goals against Brazil in the Tite era. No other team has scored as many goals in this period against Brazil.

• Brazil have only lost 2 of their 11 games aginast Brazil at the CONMEBOL Copa América (8 wins, 1 losses). The 2 defeats both came in Chile in 1991 and 2015. Today was the third time the two have met in Brazil and Brazil have never lost (2 wins, 1 draw).

• As well as scoring the first goal Brazil had conceded in 6 games, Colombia is the first team to go in at halftime ahead against the Seleção since Argentina in 2019. On that occasion Argentina held their 1-0 lead while Colombia lost 2-1.

• The Casemiro goal on 99:22 minutes was the second latest in the CONMEBOL Copa América since at least 2011. During this period only Chile have scored later with Arturo Vidal putting one past Bolivia on 99:48 minutes.

• Tite has overtaken Sebastião Lazaroni as the manager with the longest unbeaten streak at the CONMEBOL Copa América with 8. Mario Zagallo is the only boss with a longer undefeated run with 12 games in the competition (10 wins, 2 draws).

DATA: OPTA

– Brazil the final minute –

In a rollercoaster game full of drama Brazil again emerge victors to secure top spot in Group B.

Luis Díaz scored a spectacular scissor kick to give Colombia the perfect start before Roberto Firmino equalized and Casemiro headed a last minute winner.

With this result Brazil maintain their perfect record in the Copa America while Colombia stay on 4 points. They have qualified for the next round but they will have to wait for the final fixtures to define in what position.

 

NUMBERS FROM THE GAME

• Colombia has scored 5 goals against Brazil in the Tite era. No other team has scored as many goals in this period against Brazil.

• Brazil have only lost 2 of their 11 games aginast Brazil at the CONMEBOL Copa América (8 wins, 1 losses). The 2 defeats both came in Chile in 1991 and 2015. Today was the third time the two have met in Brazil and Brazil have never lost (2 wins, 1 draw).

• As well as scoring the first goal Brazil had conceded in 6 games, Colombia is the first team to go in at halftime ahead against the Seleção since Argentina in 2019. On that occasion Argentina held their 1-0 lead while Colombia lost 2-1.

• The Casemiro goal on 99:22 minutes was the second latest in the CONMEBOL Copa América since at least 2011. During this period only Chile have scored later with Arturo Vidal putting one past Bolivia on 99:48 minutes.

• Tite has overtaken Sebastião Lazaroni as the manager with the longest unbeaten streak at the CONMEBOL Copa América with 8. Mario Zagallo is the only boss with a longer undefeated run with 12 games in the competition (10 wins, 2 draws).

DATA: OPTA