THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

14 June ~ Brazil begin their shot at redemption following a disappointing World Cup campaign in this year's Copa América against Peru, a team they lost to in the 1975 semi-final. The two sides have met 18 times since that game at Brazil's Estadio Mineirao, Peru winning only once, but this victory represented Brazil's last competitive defeat on home soil until their exit from the 2014 World Cup against Germany.

Enrique Casaretto was the star on the day, finding the net twice for the Peruvians. His first came courtesy of a defensive mix-up from Brazil, the forward proceeding to slot coolly into the bottom left corner. Roberto Batata levelled for Brazil with a well-struck volley, while Peru left it late to escape with the victory, requiring an 82nd-minute goal from Teófilo Cubillas to reclaim the lead. Casaretto secured his brace in the 89th minute, rifling the ball home from just outside the penalty box.

Brazil won the return leg in Lima 2-0, which meant the teams drew lots to decide who would advance to the final. Peru won and went on to defeat Colombia, lifting the Copa América for only the second time in their history. Highlights of their triumph over Brazil can be found underneath, along with a longer 45-minute highlights package below that. Tom Lewis

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