Copa America Brazil vs Chile Highlights: 10-man Brazil earns edgy 1-0 win over Chile

Copa America Brazil vs Chile LIVE: Follow Sportstar's live coverage of Copa America quarterfinal between Brazil and Chile being played at the Estadio Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro.

Lucas Paqueta

Lucas Paqueta celebrates scoring during the Brazil vs Chile Copa America quarterfinal game on Saturday.   -  AP

Welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of Copa America quarterfinal between Brazil and Chile being played at the Estadio Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro.

Lucas Paqueta's goal in the 47th minute sees Brazil through to the Copa America 2021 semifinal as the defending champion beats Chile 1-0. Brazil was reduced to 10 men right after Paqueta's goal and did well to stave off the relentless Chilean attack. The Selecao will take on Peru in the semifinal.

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Chile had greater ball possession and was watertight in defence for most parts of the game. The 2015 champion even had a goal ruled out n the 62nd minute when Eduardo Vargas' header was ruled offside.

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Brazil defended doggedly to hold on to its slender lead and kept its unbeaten run in Copa America 2021 intact. The result also means that Brazil has won its last five games against Chile in the Copa America. The Brazilians have scored 12 goals in this period while only conceding once.

 

FULL-TIME! Brazil 1 - 0 Chile

90+6' Palacioooos! Vargas and co. do extremely well to try and create a chance at the death and Palacios has an opportunity to shoot but it is a rather poor strike as it sails into the stands.

90+3' Chile is throwing the proverbial kitchen sink now in search of th equaliser but a strong a poor crosses sees the side lose out on chances. Defending champion Brazil is three minutes away from a spot in the semifinal.

90+1' Tite makes two changes for Brazil as Everton Soares and Eder Militao replace Richarlison and Lodi respectively.

90' The fourth official has signalled for six minutes to be added on.

89' Last roll of the dice from the Chile manager as Diego Valencia comes on for Aranguiz.

88' Vidal gets booked for slamming the ball into the ground in protest of a free-kick being awarded to Brazil.

87' It's Richarlison who is in the centre of the action once again as he is the victim of another foul.

85' Richarlison wins a free-kick after being clipped by Palacios. The Chilean is already on a yellow and the Brazilians are persuading the ref to show him a second yellow card.

84' STAT: Brazil has won its last four games against Chile in the Copa America. The Brazilians have scored 11 goals in this period while only conceding once.

82' Ederson has been shown a yellow card for time wasting.

80' Ten minutes of regulation time left. Can 10-man Brazil hold on to earn a place in the Copa America semifinal?

78' That's a fine save from Ederson as he parries away Vidal's venemous strike.

77' Third change for Chile as Pulgar is replaced by Jean Meneses.

76' Palacios goes into the refs book for an altercation with Neymar.

75' Not the best of free-kicks from the Brazilian as his strike clatters against the wall.

74' Neymar draws a foul from Aranguiz and wins a free-kick at the edge of the box. A chance for Neymar to double his side's lead!

72' Chile is throwing men forward in search of an equaliser and the Brazil defence has done well so far to hang on.

70' Breterton's header bounces off the crossbar! Mena's floats a delicious ball into the box and Brereton gets off a fine header. Ederson scrambles to cover it and the ball bounces off the woodwork.

67' Bravo makes a remarkable save to deny Neymar from close range. The Brazilian finds himself in plenty of space on the left and bombs down the channel before cutting into the box and having a go at goal.

66' Palacios gets into the thick of things right away as he forces a tackle from Richarlison at the edge of the box.

64' Second change of the evening for Chile as Carlos Palacios replaces Vegas. It's an attack-minded change as Vegas, one of the central defender is taken off for for the 20-year-old attacking midfielder Palacios.

62' Vargas scores for Chile but the flag goes up for offside. He was offside by the finest of margins! VAR confirms that Vargas was offside.

59' Neymar is really lucky to escape a booking here. The replays show that he elbows a Chilean defender in the face, off the ball, bu seemingly gets away with it. The tempers are flaring here and things are heating up.

58' Sierralta picks up a yellow card for a high-boot challenge on Richarlison. Free-kick on the left for Brazil.

55' Chile has only lost one of its last seven games (two wins, four draws). However, the one loss came in its last game at the Copa America when it lost 2-0 to Paraguay.

53' Pulgar takes the free-kick and hits it well, but fails to keep it on target. Chile will up the ante now against a 10-man Brazil.

51' Brereton wins a free-kick from a promising position after being brought down by Casemiro at the edge of the box.

49' SENT OFF! Jesus makes a horrendous tackle as he catches Mena just under with chin with a dangerous high tackle. It's an absolutely shocking tackle and Jesus receives a straight red card.

47' PAQUETAAAAAAAA! He scores within a minute of coming on to put Brazil ahead. He combines well with Neymar and a bit of fortune sees the ball land favourably for him inside the box and he smashes it into the back of the net. What an impact substitution this is from Tite!

46' KICK OFF! And the second half gets underway. A change for both sides as Lucas Paqueta comes on for Firmino, while Ben Brereton replaces Sanchez for Chile.

An evenly contested opening half of play comes to an end as neither Brazil nor Chile breaks the deadlock. Defending champion Brazil's famed attack has largely been kept at bay by a resolute five-man Chile defence that has offered little to no room. Chile's watertight back-line and a lethal attacking duo of Sanchez and Vargas have been instrumental so far.

Chile had no clear chances while Firmino and Jesus had two golden opportunities. Firmino missed the target from four yards out and Jesus had his powerful strike tipped over the crossbar by Bravo.

Sanchez, who returned from injury for Chile, seemed to have picked up a knock as he limped off the pitch at half-time.

HALF-TIME! Brazil 0-0 Chile

43' Bravooooooooo! The Chilean 'keeper makes a phenomenal save to keep out Jesus' rasping strike. Neymar did well to work his way into the box and a favourable deflected saw the ball land kindly for the Man City forward, who struck it with great power.

40' Fantastic defending from Chile as it holds on to defend a barrage of attacks from Brazil. Richarlison went down in the box a little while ago, desperately hoping for a penalty, but the ref had none of it.

37' Jesus, who has been largely quiet this game, combines nicely with Firmino and drills a low cross into the box. Neymar gets to the  low ball but can't convert it as it attempt is deflected for a corner.

35' Brazil has kept a clean sheet against Chile in three of their last four games in the Copa America. The last time Chile scored more than one goal against Brazil in the Copa America was 28 years ago in 1993, when Chile beat Brazil 3-2.

32' Sierralta leaps high to nod a corner on target, but lacks the power or precision to beat Ederson. Danilo fires a ferocious strike on the other end that zooms just above the crossbar.

30' Vidal gets a warning from the referee for incessant protesting. Vidal leads with his elbow and lays a foul on Richrlison, but is convinced that he did nothing wrong. The referee thinks otherwise and awards a free-kick to Brazil.

27' Neymar floats a lovely ball into the centre of the box and Marquinhos gets his head on it but can't beat the 'keeper. The ball breaks for Chile and Vargas goes on a surging run and wriggles past Silva before firing a low shot from a tight angle.

25' Richarlison find space on the left and works his way into the attacking third before being clipped by Sierralta. Neymar will take the resulting free-kick.

22' What a chance for Firmino! Neymar spots Firmino's run and curls a stunning cross to the far post, but Firmino can't quite keep it on target. That has to be the best chance of the game so far.

19' Inches wide! The ball breaks for Chile and Sanchez plays a teasing lobbed through ball for Vargas. The Chilean forward gets to the ball and clips it past Ederson, but he misses the target and is subsequently ruled offside.

15' Richarlison shoots from distance, but it's an easy save for Bravo. Sierralta lost the ball cheaply around the half-way line and Richarlison stormed down the left before having a go at goal.

12' Chile has been brilliant so far. Martin Lasarte's side has maintained its compact defensive formation while making ample use of the flanks for attacks. The likes of Sanchez and Vidal have done well to control the tempo of the game. Brazil, in an unfamiliar position, has been left to sit back and defend.

10' The last time these two sides clashed in the Copa America was nearly 14 years ago, way back in the 2007 quarterfinal. Brazil won that game 6-1.

8' Chile's five-man defence has done well so far to keep the Brazilian attackers at bay.

6' Free-kick from a promising position for Brazil. Vargas mistimes his tackle on Neymar and the host now has a set-piece opportunity. 

3' Sanchez twists and turns his way past the Brazilian defenders but is taken out by Casemiro. Free-kick to Chile!

1' Neymar has managed to hurt himself inside the opening minute as Sierralta's stray hand catches him in the face.

1' KICK OFF! Brazil in its classic yellow jersey, Chile dons its white away kits. A place in the semifinal beckons.

5:29am: Brazil has won its last four games against Chile in the Copa America. The Brazilians have scored 11 goals in this period while only conceding once. Can the Selecao keep the streak going?

5:25am: Brazil coach names his strongest XI as Neymar and Casemiro return after being rested for the Ecuador game, while Alexis Sanchez starts for Chile. It's a clash of the heavyweights today!

Brazil will look to take a step closer to its Copa America title defence when it takes on Chile today. Here is how the two teams will start -

Brazil starting XI: Ederson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Lodi; Casemiro, Fred; Firmino, Jesus, Richarlison; Neymar

Chile starting XI: Bravo; Mena, Vegas, Medel, Sierralta, Isla; Aranguiz, Pulgar, Vidal; Vargas, Sanchez

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