The second set of matches at the 2019 Copa America are underway, with each team either trying to build on their first performance or make up for a bad showing.
Tuesday’s action featured all four teams from Group A, including host Brazil trying to live up to expectations as the tournament favorites. Peru, Venezuela and Bolivia also all came into the day looking for their first win of the week.
Follow along for a breakdown of Day 5 of the competition.
Peru 3, Bolivia 1
Brazil 0, Venezuela 0
Full schedule available at the tournament’sofficial site Peru 3, Bolivia 1
Paolo Guerrero had a goal and an assist as Peru earned a come-from-behind victory over Bolivia.
Los Incas appeared to be in trouble down 1-0 in the first half, but Guerrero was able to get the equalizer just before halftime after a brilliant long pass from Christian Cueva:
This seemed to wake the squad up in the second half as Peru had cleaner passes and more opportunities near the net.
It eventually led to a second goal as Jefferson Farfan showcased his athleticism on a header from Guerrero:
After keeping the pressure on the squad, the Peruvians eventually sealed the win when Edison Flores chipped the keeper late in stoppage time.
Bolivia was fortunate to get the early lead in this match as the opening goal came on a handball from defender Carlos Zambrano.
Marcelo Moreno took care of business from the spot, scoring the penalty to give the Bolivians the lead after 28 minutes of action. This put the squad in good shape based on its history:
Unfortunately, the squad had limited opportunities for the rest of the match and couldn’t bounce back after giving up the lead in the second half.
Even with a one-goal advantage, Peru was the aggressor with a lot of shots on goal over the final half hour. The team will now take on Brazil in a match that could decide the winner of Group A.
Bolivia will face Venezuela in its next match, hoping to come away with at least one positive result in this tournament.
Brazil 0, Venezuela 0
There was some concern for Brazil after needing 50 minutes to score in its first match, but the team was unable to get any goals Tuesday against Venezuela.
There were two apparent goals that were disallowed by VAR, including one in the 87th minute where Philippe Coutinho was ruled out:
La Selecao had 19 shots during the match but only one was on net, showing the inefficiency in attempts over the course of the 90+ minutes.
Brazil was in complete control of the action in the first half, holding 75 percent of possession, per ESPN FC.
Most of the first 45 minutes were spent in the attacking third, but it simply didn’t lead to many quality looks at the net.
Meanwhile, Venezuela only had a few opportunities on the counter-attack but was seemingly just as close to scoring in the first half.
The match remained scoreless as the second half continued, even after it appeared Gabriel Jesus had gotten Brazil on the scoresheet. The score was taken away after VAR ruled the play offside.
Once the second score was disallowed, it was clear we were likely headed to a scoreless draw.
Venezuela’s defense remained strong enough to keep the hosts off the board, grabbing a surprise point against the tough opponent.
Brazil will close the group stage with a matchup against Peru, while Venezuela will look to get three important points against Bolivia.
Brazil: 4 pts, +3 GD
Peru: 4 pts, +2 GD
Venezuela: 2 pt, 0 GD
Bolivia: 0 pts, -5 GD
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