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Uruguay beat Brazil on penalties to reach Copa America semi-finals
  • Sports Desk
  • 2024-07-07 05:52:52

Uruguay beat Brazil 4-2 in a penalty shootout on Saturday after a bruising 0-0 draw to march into the semi-finals of the Copa America.

On Sunday (July 7) in Las Vegas, the Selecao could not attack like that at the beginning of the first half. On the other hand, Uruguay kept Brazil's defense under a lot of pressure.

Sergio Rochet saved Brazil's first penalty in the shootout from Eder Militao while his teammate Douglas Luiz hit the post. Brazil keeper Alisson Becker denied Jose Gimenez but Manuel Ugarte buried the decisive spot kick as Uruguay advanced.

Brazil also came on the attack in injury time. However, Rafinha could not break the wall of goalkeeper Sergio Rochet. The first half ended in a goalless draw. In a bruising encounter with 41 fouls from both teams, Uruguay's Darwin Nunez had the best chance when he missed a close-range header while Brazil skipper Raphinha saw his effort on a counter-attack thwarted by goalkeeper Sergio Rochet.

Uruguay were down to 10 men in the second half when Nahitan Nandez was sent off following a VAR review for a crunching tackle on Rodrygo, but Brazil could not make the advantage count as Uruguay shut shop to take the match to penalties.

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