Brazil 0-1 Peru: Luis Abram heads home to condemn Tite’s side to first loss since the 2018 World Cup after boss dropped Neymar
- Brazil and Peru met in Copa America final this summer, with Tite’s side winning
- Peru would have been looking for some measure of revenge in Tuesday’s game
- They got it after Luis Abram scored late on to give Peru the victory in LA
Peru would have been looking to achieve some measure of revenge when they came up against Tite’s team on Tuesday evening after losing 3-1 to them in the competition’s showpiece in July.
And they had the victory they desired when Abram scored in the 85th minute of the match in Los Angeles.
Luis Abram headed home the only goal of the game as Peru beat Brazil 1-0 on Tuesday night
Abram (centre) jumps highest to scores the only goal of the game and gain revenge for Peru
(Left-right) Lucas Paqueta, Fagner, Bruno Henrique, Eder Militao, Ederson and Marquinhos look miserable after Abram’s goal condemned their side to a shock defeat
It was also the first time that the Selecao have been beaten since the 2018 World Cup.
Neymar was dropped to the bench by Tite as he decided to hand starts to David Neres, Eder Militao and Allan. Dani Alves, Thiago Silva and Arthur also missed out.
There were few chances during the first-half, with Edison Flores’ volley in the 23rd minute representing the best opportunity.
Neres would later go down in the box under challenge from Luis Advincula, only for the referee to deny him a penalty, before Ederson was forced into a save from Flores.
Neither side created many challenges during a scrappy clash in Los Angeles, California
Ederson was forced into a save from Edison Flores (right) to keep the scores level
Richarlison almost teed up Allan early in the second-half, but Pedro Gallese dashed off his line to deny the midfielder.
Gallese also had to react well to a drilled effort from Philippe Coutinho.
Neymar was eventually introduced just after the hour-mark but was unable to shift the game Brazil’s way.
With the game seemingly heading for a draw, a Yoshimar Yotun free-kick reached Abram, who headed into the back of the net past Ederson.
Neymar was eventually introduced from the bench but could not stop Peru from winning
Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino battles for the ball on a frustrating night for his side
The rematch of this summer’s Copa America final took place at the Los Angeles Coliseum