Brazil versus Paraguay score: Gabriel Jesus scores winning punishment, hosts through to Copa America semis

It was a strained game that came down to the absolute last kick

Brazil versus Paraguay score: Gabriel Jesus scores winning punishment
Team Brazil

Brazil is as yet alive at the Copa America, yet just scarcely. In the wake of being killed in 2011 and 2015 against Paraguay on penalty kicks, Brazil met them again in Porte Alegre on Thursday, with the game closure in spot kicks. A 0-0 regulation saw the game more appropriate to a shootout with no additional time played in the quarterfinal round, and it was a Gabriel Jesus transformation that secured the 4-3 win.

Brazil ruled the regulation, outshooting Paraguay 26 to 5, however, the ball just wouldn't go in notwithstanding playing in excess of 30 minutes with a man-advantage following Fabian Balbuena's red card. Roberto Firmino got his opportunities, as did Everton. Philippe Coutinho got looks, Gabriel Jesus as well. It was one of those games that regardless of how inventive or how high-level of an opportunity, there was no beating goalkeeper Roberto Fernandez.

With the game making a beeline for penalty kicks, Alisson made a save money on Gustavo Gomez on the principal kick, with Willian, Marquinhos and Coutinho each changing over for Brazil. The level at 3-3 in the penalty kicks with Brazil set to take it's fourth, Firmino missed wide. Derlis Gonzalez additionally missed wide for Paraguay with the following kick, the group's fifth, enabling Gabriel Jesus to secure the triumph with a painstakingly put shot to one side.

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