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Brazil beat Paraguay, move closer to next stage of Copa America

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Brazil took a decisive step towards reaching the quarter-finals of the Copa America on Wednesday, beating Paraguay 4-1 in the second round of Group D in Paradise, Nevada.

At the Allegiant Stadium, the Dorival Junior 'Eleven' equalized the 'no' with Costa Rica and had a big lead in terms of goals in the final round, and they will have to beat Colombia, in the end, if they want to win the group.

Although he did not avoid some 'circus' numbers, Vinicius Junior was the character of the match, scoring two goals, in the 35th and 45th+5 minutes, which almost equaled the three goals he scored in his first 31 international appearances for his country. “Canarina.”

Savinho, in the 43rd minute, and Lucas Paqueta, in the 65th minute, scored from a penalty kick, after the former missed 0-0, in the 31st minute, the other goals for Brazil, while Omar Alderete scored for Paraguay, in the 48th minute.

Regarding the “zero” against Costa Rica, Dorival Junior brought on Wendel and Savinho instead of Porto, Arana and Rafinha, while Argentine Daniel Garneiro only replaced Caballero with Bobadilla in relation to the 1-2 draw with Colombia.

The first shot came from Brazil, via Joao Gomez, from outside the area, over the crossbar, in the sixth minute, but the first big chance came from Paraguay, where Militao, the former Porto player, blocked a shot from Bobadilla, forcing Alisson to score. Great shot in defence, in the 15th minute.

In the 23rd minute, Marquinhos headed over the bar, in the 25th minute Rodrigo wasted a lot of time, in the 30th minute, Kobas blocked Lucas Paqueta's shot with his arm, and the referee awarded a penalty kick that the West Ham player wasted, so he shot it wide into the left post, in the 31st.

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Brazil did not have time to take the hit, as they took the lead in the 35th minute, with Vinicius starting the play and finishing it elegantly in the face of the goalkeeper, after interventions from Rodrygo, Bruno Guimarães and Paqueta, in attendance.

Paraguay almost equalized in the 40th minute, after Villasante deflected off a shot from Enciso, but in the 43rd minute, Brazil came closer, with a shot towards the crossbar from Bruno Guimarães.

In the same minute, the Canarinhos scored the second goal through Savinho, who benefited from an unintended assist from Espinosa, after a shot from Rodrigo was blocked by Rodrigo Morenego.

Before the end of the first half, in the 45+5 minute, and after great confusion between the players of the two teams, Paraguay “gave” another goal for the Brazilians, this time Alderete, who controlled Rodrigo, but shot Vinicius, to score the “double”. From “Madrileno”.

The Getafe player ended the first half with a fatal mistake, but he “made up for it” at the beginning of the second half, in the 48th minute, with a wonderful “shot” with his left foot from outside the area, which went close to the goal. The left post of the goal surprised Alisson.

Shortly afterwards, in the 51st minute, Alisson had to do his best to stop a great shot from Enciso, on the left, but Brazil “stopped” the Paraguayan reaction there and “finished” the game in the 65th minute, where Paqueta this time scored the goal from the penalty spot after another “shot” inside the area, this time from Villasante.

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Until the end, both teams could have scored again, but with the many substitutions, the match lost its quality, as Paraguay dropped to 10 points, due to the expulsion, with a direct red card from Cuba, in the 85th minute.

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