Paraguay send Brazil crashing out of Copa America

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Brazil’s chastisement shoot-out hex struck again Saturday as Paraguay sent them crashing out of a Copa America in a overwhelming repeat of their 2011 dissapoint of a five-time universe champions.

Striker Derlis Gonzalez was a favourite for Paraguay, slotting a second-half chastisement to turn a compare during 1-1 before afterwards stepping adult to purloin home a wilful spotkick to bind a 4-3 win in a shoot-out.

It noted another sour better for Brazil, who went out to Paraguay during a same theatre of a foe 4 years ago, when they also mislaid on penalties.


Paraguay applaud after violence Brazil. AFP

Brazil’s hopes of avenging that detriment shortly unraveled in a shoot-out, when terrible misses by Everton Ribeiro and Douglas Costa handed a beginning to a Paraguayans.

Paraguay skipper Roque Santa Cruz gave his group shaken moments when he consumed a event to bind feat with his side’s fourth spot-kick, blazing high over a bar.

But Gonzalez, 21, who had buried an fatiguing 72nd-minute chastisement to turn a game, done no mistake with his side’s fifth flog before being mobbed by confused team-mates.

“To see my team-mates with tears in their eyes, we can’t put a cost on that,” Gonzalez said.

“Nobody devoted in us when we arrived here. But we’re a really joined group and we have some-more to give in this tournament.”

Paraguay will now play Argentina in a semi-finals on Tuesday, a rematch of their initial turn diversion that finished 2-2.

It was a catastrophic finish to a miserable contest for Brazil, who had arrived in Chile unfortunate to atone for their degrading exit during final year’s World Cup, when they were thrashed 7-1 by Germany in a semi-finals.

Brazil manager Dunga attempted to put a certain spin on his team’s elimination, insisting it would advantage a patrol as they prepared for a 2018 World Cup.

“It is preparation, a good experience,” Dunga said.

“We would like to win though it is a good lesson, training for a top purpose of a tie as we demeanour during a World Cup in 2018.”

Brazil had looked on march for a place in a final 4 after winning a initial half, and took a lead on 15 mins by Robinho.

A unconditional renew finished with a round eliminated to Dani Alves on a right, who once again churned in a ideal cranky and Robinho was on palm to tuck divided a close-range finish for his 28th general goal.

Paraguay struggled to enclose Brazil for most of a half and frequently incurred a rage of Uruguayan arbitrate Andres Cunha, who constructed yellow cards for Bruno Valdez and Pablo Aguilar in a opening 45 minutes.

Yet carrying been mostly outplayed in a initial half, Paraguay threw counsel to a breeze after a mangle and shortly had Brazil creaking in defence.

Gonzalez forced a save from Jefferson during a nearby post with a milling free-kick after 50 minutes, and a Brazil goalkeeper was again pulpy into movement in a 61st minute, diving to resist divided Paulo Da Silva’s header.

The Paraguay vigour reaped a prerogative on 70 mins when a cranky into a Brazilian area finished with a penalty.

Brazil defenders Thiago Silva and Dani Alves both jumped for a same round and when Silva was adjudged to have handled, Cunha forked to a spot.

Gonzalez, a FC Basel striker, showed restraint that belied his years to bury a indirect chastisement into a side-netting over Jefferson.

With Brazil unable to wring behind a beginning a compare went to penalties, and Gonzalez hold his haughtiness once some-more to put a 2011 runners-up into a final four.