- End of 2nd Half
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- Richarlison (P)90'
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- Guerrero (P)44'
Brazil - Peru
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FULL-TIME: BRAZIL ARE THE WINNERS OF THE 2019 Copa America! In a match that almost had it all, Tite's men run out worthy victors. Everton, Gabriel Jesus and a Richarlison penalty does the damage.
The party is about to start... Brazil are almost there. It would be their fifth Copa America title on home soil...
Brazil sub: Just to make sure of the victory, the defensive minded Allan replaces Everton.
- Yellow cardRicharlisonBrazil
Inevitably, Richarlison is booked for the removal of his shirt, not that he will care one bit.
- Goal by penaltyRicharlisonBrazil
GOAL! Brazil 3-1 Peru: Richarlison drills the ball into the bottom corner, ripping off his shirt and sending the supporters wild! Brazil are now the 2019 Copa America winners, surely! Job done.
Richarlison to take...
PENALTY TO BRAZIL! Everton's mazy run is ended by the shoulder of Zambrano. The defender clatters into the youngster inside the box quite needlessly as he had just overrun the ball. The referee points to the spot, checks with VAR and then decides the penalty must stand.
- OffAndré CarrilloPeru
- OnAndy PoloPeru
Peru sub: It's a final roll of the dice from Peru as Andy Polo comes on for Carrillo.
Brazil are edging towards the 90th minute mark without withstanding too much pressure. They're well on course to landing that long awaited trophy.
- Yellow cardLuis AdvínculaPeru
Yellow card! Advincula hacks down Everton to prevent a Brazil breakaway and deservedly goes into the book.
- OffRenato TapiaPeru
- OnChristofer GonzálesPeru
Peru sub: They're going for this. Christofer Gonzales comes on for Tapia.
Everton goes down holding his face after a coming together, but the referee tells him to get to his feet.
- OffYoshimar YotúnPeru
- OnRaúl RuidíazPeru
Peru sub: Peru's first change sees Raul Ruidiaz replace Yotun.
- OffPhilippe CoutinhoBrazil
- OnEder MilitaoBrazil
Brazil sub: And now Coutinho makes way for Eder Militao.
- OffRoberto FirminoBrazil
Brazil sub: Richarlison replaces Firmino as Tite reshuffles his attack. Jesus is shown backstage in a flood of tears.
That's not far away! Brazil can only clear as far as Flores 20 yards from goal and his first-time shot has Alisson scurrying across his goal. It's just wide.
Peru go close! Yotun sneaks in behind the Brazil defence on the left, but from an acute angle he can only force Alisson into a save at his near post.
Now then, how will that change things? Will Peru find a second wind now with their man advantage?
- Red cardGabriel JesusBrazil
JESUS IS SENT OFF! Wow. A second bookable offence and the best player on the pitch tonight is given his marching orders. It's incredibly harsh. The Man City forward had his eyes firmly focused on the ball while challenging for a high ball, but receives the yellow card for barging into his opponent.
Remarkably, there have been no changes in personnel at this stage of the game.
- Yellow cardCarlos ZambranoPeru
Yellow card! Zambrano charges into Jesus with his shoulder, earning a booking. He can have no complaints.
Peru are enjoying a decent spell just now. Yotun whips a dangerous free-kick into the Brazil penalty area but Silva rises highest to head clear. Peru come again, however.
Cueva skips by a challenge in midfield but Guerrero doesn't have the legs anymore to reach the midfielder's through-pass. This game, however, remains in the balance with just over 25 minutes to play.
Peru could easily have caved in after Brazil's opener but they dug in and somehow found an equaliser. You cannot dismiss them at this stage.
On the hour mark and Brazil are leading with two goals from their only two shots on target. They are becoming increasingly dangerous, however.
Firmino heads wide! Brazil are in a hurry to kill this game off as a contest. Sandro whips a ball to the near post, picking out Firmino whose brave header flashes wide of the post.
- Yellow cardThiago SilvaBrazil
Silva was booked for a foul on Cueva in midfield a moment ago
Chance for Brazil! A terrific run by Coutinho is stopped by Trauco's inch-perfect crunching challenge on the edge of the box. The ball is then carved through to Firmino who screws his shot wide across the face of goal.
Coutinho goes agonisingly close! The Barcelona forward almost finds the top corner with a lovely strike from the edge of the box, but it curls inches wide with Gallese well beaten.
- Yellow cardRenato TapiaPeru
Yellow card! Tapia goes into the book for a cynical foul on Coutinho.
Brazil win a corner, which is worked short to Sandro. His delivery is headed as far as Alves who miscues his volley from the edge of the box.
- 2nd Half
Here we go then, Brazil get the second half underway! They are just 45 minutes away from their first trophy in 12 years.
- End of 1st Half
HALF-TIME: Well that was simply splendid. Two lovely Brazil goals, a VAR penalty, plenty of drama and excitement... and with more to come, hopefully!
- GoalGabriel JesusBrazil
GOAL! Brazil 2-1 Peru: Jesus restores Brazil's lead with a well-taken goal. The City forward drops off the shoulder of his marker to latch onto Firmino's through-ball and he sticks the ball past Gallese in the Peru goal. What a time to strike!
THREE minutes will be added on.
Brazil concede for the first time at this year's Copa America. And then the supporters jeer Silva as kick-off is taken, despite the fact he has had a wonderful tournament. Incredible.
- Goal by penaltyPaolo GuerreroPeru
GOAL! Brazil 1-1 Peru: Guerrero keeps his cool, sending Alisson the wrong way as he tucks the ball in the bottom corner. Game on!
THE PENALTY STANDS! Peru with a golden opportunity to equalise...
But wait... it's going to VAR! What's the referee going to do here?
PENALTY TO PERU! Very harsh on Brazil. Cueva's cross is blocked by the hand of Silva, completely accidentally, but the referee points to the spot.
Brazil's rearguard has yet to be breached in this tournament - and Peru are struggling to get anything going in the final third.
Firmino heads over! Alex Sandro whips a cross to the far post, Firmino towers above his marker but can't keep his header down.
Brazil have enjoyed 62 per cent of possession. With 10 minutes to go until half-time, they're looking good value for their lead.
Everton puts the foot down and leaves his marker for dead with a powerful run down the left flank. What a tournament he's having.
Wow, that's quite an incredible stat...
- Yellow cardGabriel JesusBrazil
Yellow card! Jesus clatters into Yotun, receiving the game's first booking. The City forward protests his innocence but it was the right call by the referee. The supporters fume.
Brazil are frighteningly quick on the counter - and Jesus draws the foul on the left flank.
Peru force a corner - they need to make the most of these set-pieces - but Guerrero heads well over at the near post.
Now they're in their groove, Brazil.
Coutinho goes close! Firmino drives to the by-line and pulls it back into centre. Coutinho beats his marker to the ball but with an instinctive toe-poke, stabs it wide.
Gremio forward Everton is now the competition's top goalscorer with three goals. Will he be snapped up by one of Europe's leading clubs this summer? Seems inevitable.
That goal has settled Brazil and put them in the driving seat. Enjoying lots of the ball now and dictating the pace of the game.
That's a huge blow for Peru. They had been the better side up to now. There's no stopping Everton, though, whose price keeps on rising.
GOAL! Brazil 1-0 Peru: Jesus collects on the right flank, skips past a challenge and delivers a deep cross for Everton who sneaks in at the far post and, with their first shot on goal, Brazil lead!
Brazil finally enjoy a sustained spell of possession - signs, perhaps, they are finally growing into the contest.
Firmino miscontrols a ball on the left flank, failing to keep it in play. This has been very sloppy from the hosts.
Brazil are playing incredibly deep, offering plenty of protection to their goalkeeper Alisson.
Jesus commits a foul in midfield - the home supporters roar in frustration. Peru will be very satisfied with how the early stages have panned out.
Brazil actually struggled in the opening 10 minutes of the group game with Peru, but, as you know, they went on to win 5-0.
All the early running has been from Peru. Facing an almost impossible task, they have looked the more settled in the very early exchanges.
The referee is letting absolutely nothing go, preventing the game from getting into any kind of rhythm.
There have been stoppages aplenty in the early stages of the game - sadly, a feature of this tournament.
Tite's name was booed by the Brazil supporters before kick-off. Make no mistake, he is under huge pressure to deliver the trophy.
- 1st Half
KICK-OFF! Peru get the Copa America 2019 final underway!
FIVE MINUTE WARNING: A terrific atmosphere at the Estadio do Maracana. Five years after their World Cup dream on home soil was ended traumatic fashion, Brazil are ready to claim their first major trophy since 2007. Can Peru cause an upset?
Peru manager Ricardo Gareca believes his side have what it takes to stun Brazil. "When you make it to the final, you have to try to win it. There's no other option," he said. "We have the players to do it. We are peaking right now. If I had to choose a time to make it to the final, it would be now."
Brazil's key men are obvious, but what about Peru? Renato Tapia and Yoshimar Yotun were the standout players in midfield against Chile, while goalkeeper Pedro Gallese has recovered admirably since a mistake against Brazil in the group stage.
On tonight's opponents, Tite was refusing to underestimate Peru, even after the 5-0 thrashing two weeks ago. "Both teams are stronger now. It will come down to who wants it more and who performs better on the pitch. We have to prepare ourselves for every possible situation, including conceding the first goal, and we are prepared."
Tite, 58, is reportedly unhappy with the forced changes to his background staff, including assistant coach Sylvinho who moved to Lyon.
Asked by reporters about his future, Tite would only say: "The contract is until 2022, after the World Cup."
Brazil are unbeaten in 15 games since their exit from the World Cup defeat to Belgium last summer, however, Tite's job as manager is reportedly under threat even if he lands the Copa America tonight.
Argentina forward Lionel Messi had some strong words after he was sent off in the third place playoff last night.
Willian isn't deemed fit enough to start having suffered a hamstring injury in the victory over Argentina, while Fernandinho is still recovering from a knock he picked up earlier in the tournament. That means Tite goes with the same starting XI from the semi-final with the formidable foursome of Firmino, Jesus, Coutinho and Everton all featuring from the off. Meanwhile, Peru are also unchanged.
PERU TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Gallese, Advincula, Zambrano, Abram, Trauco, Tapia, Yotun, Carillo, Cueva, Flores, Guerro.
Subs: Corzo, Santamaria, Araujo, Ballon, Ruidiaz, Caceda, Polo, Pretell, Callens, Gonzales.
BRAZIL TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Alisson, D Alves, Marquinhos, T Silva, A Sandro, Arthur, Casemiro, Jesus, Coutinho, Everton, Firmino.
Subs: Miranda, Filipe Luis, Heres, Willian, Militao, Allan, Ramos, Fernandinho, Paqueta, Richarilson, Fagner, Ederson.
The teams are in...
Peru are playing in their first Copa America for the first time since winning it back in 1975. They were thrashed 5-0 by Brazil in the group stages, but that game was essentially a dead rubber. They kept a clean sheet in both knockout stages, stunning Uruguay in a penalty shootout before breezing past Chile.
Brazil have won the Copa America every time they have hosted it. Even without Neymar, they have been unstoppable, scoring 10 goals and have yet to concede. Traditionally a team of flair and skill, this Brazilian side is built on their defensive nous.
Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of the Copa America final between hosts Brazil and underdogs Peru. Fresh from beating Argentina 2-0 in the semi-final. Brazil are hoping to land their first major trophy since 2007. Standing in their way is Peru - a team they trounced 5-0 in the group stages a fortnight ago. Ricardo Gareca's side have improved significantly, however, reaching the final by knocking out Uruguay and thrashing Chile 3-0 in the semis. Who will be crowned Copa America winners 2019? Stay with us for a night of intriguing drama.