1 - 1
Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte
28/06/2014 18:00
3 - 2
on penalties

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Posted: 28 June 2014 Time: 21:06

Brazil are through to the World Cup quarterfinals after a 3-2 penalty shootout win over Chile at Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, on Saturday night.

The match finished 1-1 after 120 minutes, before Gonzalo Jara’s spot-kick hit the upright and bounced out to hand Selecao the hard-fought win.

Earlier, David Luiz had given Brazil the lead in the 18th minute, before Alexi Sanchez equalised just past the half-hour mark.


The visitors then dominated the second half and actually hit the crossbar with one of the final kicks of extra-time.

Brazil, spurred on by an incredible home support, started the brighter in a first 20 minutes characterized by some rough challenges, with Neymar more often than not the victim.

But Selecao did eventually break the deadlock on 18 minutes when Luiz slotted at the far-post following a great flick-on by Hulk from a corner-kick.

The hosts continued to press, but against the run of play Chile drew level, just past the half-hour mark. Some lax defending from a Brazilian throw-in allowed Eduardo Vargas to steal in and square to Sanchez, who was in acres of space. The Barcelona man composed himself and slotted into the far corner.

Four minutes later and Brazil were almost back in front when Neymar rose unmarked to connect a right-wing cross, but his header deflected off a defender and drifted inches wide.

Dani Alves fired a thunderbolt at Claudio Bravo in the final minute of the first half, but the goalkeeper was up to the challenge.

Chile were by far the better team after the break, though Brazil had the ball in the back of the net on 55 minutes, only for Hulk to be adjudged to have used his arm. It was a close call.

Charles Aranguiz forced Julio Cesar into a fine point-blank save just past the hour-mark, before substitute Jo missed a great chance and Neymar headed straight at Bravo.

The match went into extra-time, but there was little to speak of until the final minute, when substitute Maurico Panilla struck the crossbar with a drive from distance.

Julio Cesar then saved twice in the penalty shootout before Jara hit the woodwork to send the Brazilians into the next round … just.

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Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-06-28 19:24:39

Real heart throbbing ending...how many can put ds veteran performance for bb....only LL14...rds nywerenywere retire LL14....BIGUPS JULIO

posted: 2014-06-28 19:26:39

well done boys u deserv it

posted: 2014-06-28 19:29:56

The hard fought , sorry Chile , thumbs up , u tried your level best

Red hot black n white
posted: 2014-06-28 19:36:48

This Chille team reminds me of their former deadly duo of Marcelo Salas and Ivan Zamorano. I only hated their diving in the penalty box.

mafa mnguni
posted: 2014-06-28 19:40:03

Hard luck to Chile, Brazil must start to gel now if they want to win this cup.

posted: 2014-06-28 19:47:16

Chile out and Brazil continues

Tzozo (Rats are Double Trophyless)
posted: 2014-06-28 19:56:42

Eish, this Brazil team must be the worst in their history. Scolari has been exposed for his lack of tactical acumen. Why he persists with a useless player like Fred is totally beyond me. Unfortunately, that Jo dude is no better than The kind of strikers we have in the PSL, the likes of Bacela and Nkhatha. Utterly useless. If Brazil are to go further he must start with Willian and play Hulk as an out and out striker.

posted: 2014-06-28 19:57:10

True champions win evev if not plAying well

posted: 2014-06-28 20:10:04

Brazil is a lucky team en dnt be surprise if they scoop WC wit this kind of disply,m nt impressed their win ws controversial

posted: 2014-06-28 20:31:12

Brazil hv a easy draw until da semis where they hv a possibility of meeting Germany where they Will be truelly tested. But today's performance exposed Scolari's tactical naivity. What he sees in Fred is beyond My understanding. I Just wish they get knocked out sooner Than later.

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2014-06-28 20:35:20

Phew! That was close. Viva Brazil viva.

posted: 2014-06-28 20:53:40

Brazil don't have a team to win this cup, if u don't believe that ask me

posted: 2014-06-29 04:18:15

you close down naymar brasil is dead

posted: 2014-06-29 05:53:46

Brasil gets better as they progress, Mexico was very physical on Neymar

Bucs4eva Phindamzala
posted: 2014-06-29 06:47:50

Hulk is also a cow

champ enigma
posted: 2014-06-29 06:55:14

My thought exactly. He should push Hulk. Up front and play William. Fred is useless.

champ enigma
posted: 2014-06-29 06:55:49

You are a cow too.

Mriyo (Moving To Discows)
posted: 2014-06-29 07:24:43

Gud observation Tzozo,cows alwys do well at training bt fail on match day jus like the Myenis of this world.i also dnt c how Fred ws even selected in da 1st place n even Hulk offers nothing.Scolari is just like RDS n now he proves it

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