A great drama was provided for us by the Brazilian national team tonight (Wednesday to Thursday). The Salsas scored a super-dramatic 1-2 draw over Colombia in the third round of the Copa America home stage, maintained a perfect balance and secured their place in the quarter-finals, so the game against Ecuador on the night between Sunday and Monday will be a protocol only for them.
And what a huge victory it was for Brazil tonight. She fell behind, pressed, pressed and pressed, and only in the 78th minute was she able to achieve the equalizer and set up 1: 1. The referee added 10 minutes of extra time, and just at the last second, in the 100th minute (!), Kasmiro hit a corner kick that Neymar raised, set up a reversal and gave Celsao a victory.
To be precise, Casimiro scored in the 99:22 minute no goal was scored later in the Copa America since Arturo Vidal found the net in the Chile uniform in the 99:48 minute against Bolivia in 2016. By the way, the Brazilian team absorbed today after six consecutive games in which it kept a clean sheet. The last time it absorbed it defeated Peru 2: 4 – which was also the last game in which the Brazilians absorbed first. Also, tonight’s game was the first since November 2019 in which Brazil goes down halfway behind.
Coach Chicha recorded a tenth consecutive victory in all competitions along with Brazil, and he dreams of the team’s record of consecutive victories. The all-time record at the Salsa was signed by Mario Zagalo, who recorded 14 consecutive victories with his trainees – all in 1997.
By the way, in the second half Neymar was close to scoring a goal that would have been remembered for a long time, but recorded a huge miss. The Paris Saint-Germain star received an extraordinary pass from Roberto Firmino with the heel, passed the goalkeeper and from a not-so-simple angle kicked just to the crossbar. He took Firmino the cooking of the season, but one way or another the beautiful goal in that game was scored by Luis Diaz of Colombia, who provided a spectacular number.
Kasmiro, Who scored the winning goal in the 100th minute, said at the end: “Colombia reached one situation in the game. It stayed behind, reached the goal once and was effective. This game was an attack in front of defense, they did not want to play football,” stung Real Madrid contact The opponent, but also complimented later: “Colombia has quality, it’s always hard to play against them. They have a lot of players who play at the highest levels of Europe.”
“Chicha is very clear with us and he makes us stay mentally strong even in the 95th and 98th minute,” Kasmiro continued, praising his coach. “Our team is always mentally strong and we were looking for the victory even in the 100th minute. The condition of the pitch was not good and hit those who have more quality, those who want the ball more. We want to win the Copa America and win all the games.”