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Douglas Costa scores late, Brazil beats Peru in Copa America

Douglas Costa scores late, Brazil begins Copa America with difficult 2-1 win over Peru

Douglas Costa scores late, Brazil beats Peru in Copa America

TEMUCO, Chile (AP) -- Neymar scored a goal and set up the injury-time winner by Douglas Costa, helping Brazil open its Copa America participation with a 2-1 over Peru on Sunday.

Costa found the net from close range after receiving a perfect pass from Neymar two-minutes into second-half injury time, calmly sending a low shot past the Peruvian goalkeeper.

Peru surprised early with a goal by midfielder Christian Cueva less than three minutes into the match after Brazil goalkeeper Jefferson made a mistake trying to clear the ball inside the area. Neymar equalized two minutes later with a header from near the penalty spot.

The victory gave Brazil the early lead in Group C along with Venezuela, which defeated Colombia 1-0 earlier Sunday in Rancagua.


Updated : 2021-09-23 11:19 GMT+08:00