Brazil and Peru will meet in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday 6 July. The two sides narrowly beat their opponents in the quarter-finals to qualify for the semi-finals.
Brazil’s results at the Copa America between 2011 and 2016 have not been satisfactory. Twice it was eliminated in the quarter-finals and, in addition, failed to qualify from the group stage in 2016. However, it defeated Peru in the 2019 final and will now face the same opponents in the semi-finals two years later.
Hosts Brazil qualified for the semi-finals with a 1-0 win over Chile in their last match. It was a closely fought game between the two sides. They were left fighting with just 10 men on the pitch in the second half when Gabriel Jesus was red carded in the 48th minute. And Chile missed a chance to equalise after Ben Breton’s header hit the crossbar. Fred was outstanding throughout the game and Jesus will miss out in the semi-finals after being sent off.
Peru have reached the final of the Copa America in 2019, and the fact that they finished third in both the 2011 and 2015 tournaments shows that they have plenty of experience in the Copa America.
Peru reached the final of the Copa America in 2019. And they finished third in both the 2011 and 2015 tournaments. This shows that they have plenty of experience in the Copa America.
Peru’s performance in this tournament was equally creditable. As well as losing 4-0 to Brazil, it beat Colombia and Venezuela in the group stage and drew with Ecuador. This earned them second place in Group B.
The last fixture between Peru and Paraguay ended after a 4-3 scoreline on penalties. And Andres Carrillo will not play for Peru after being sent off in extra time in the quarter-final against Paraguay. Santiago Olmeno takes his place.
Brazil have already beaten Peru by a score of 4-0 in this tournament. And they have lost only five of their last 49 matches against all South American opponents. Brazil’s form is very good, with the only performance that didn’t quite dominate being a 1-1 draw in the final group game against Ecuador, during which many of Brazil’s starters were rested.
Peru’s advantage was the partnership of Gianluca Lapadula and Andres Carrillo, who scored a total of four goals in the tournament. Unfortunately, Carrillo will miss the game due to suspension after being red carded in the quarter-finals.
Prediction：Brazil 2-0 Peru