Copa America hosts Brazil survived a nervous penalty shoot-out against Paraguay at Porto Alegre on Thursday evening before moving into the semi-finals.
A few misses in Paraguay made Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus retire from the tournament after a 0-0 draw in the presidential bid he hit the crucial point for Brazil.
Jesus missed a penalty against Peru in the last group match and said he had returned to his proven technique on Thursday.
"In the last game I did not look at the goalkeeper and hit hard right away and the goalkeeper saved well," said Jesus.
"Today I did it in my usual way, I calmly looked at the goalkeeper and I could see him moving to the left and I went to the other side."
Brazil, each of Copa America won them, had the majority of possession when the physical Paraguayans picked up three yellow cards. The first half, in which both teams rarely threaten the opponents. Apart from a handful of decent chances, the goal was achieved.
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Tite brought Alex Sandro to Filipe Luis at halftime and Brazil saw a lot from the start more lively.
Fabian Balbuena was warned after a foul on Roberto Firmino in the penalty area and the referee immediately pointed to the spot. However, he changed his mind after consulting the pitch-side monitor and gave Brazil a free-kick outside the box while giving Balbuena a straight red for the tackle.
Dani Alves followed by a free-kick, but just barely missed the goal After the far post, Brazil played against a man 30 minutes after Balbuena's Red.
With the advantage of the men, the Brazilians were firmly in the front foot, but despite a series of draws, they still did not have the necessary advantage of late chances. After seven minutes of play interruption, the game was penalized with a penalty.
"We created a lot of chances, the ball hit the woodwork, the goalkeeper did wonders, but the fans helped us and we never gave up," said midfielder Arthur.
"We know what football is like, it's all about little details, and we could not win, but we felt the good energy and managed to get through on penalties." Career in Porto Alegre, welcomed his teammates.
"This is a team that deserves victory today," said Alisson.
"It was a draw, but against a team that did not want to play, unless it was up." We went one step further to become Copa America Champion.
Willian, Marquinhos and Philippe Coutinho converted their penalties for Brazil, while Miguel Almiron, Bruno Valdez and Rodrigo Rojas prevailed for Paraguay before Jesus scored the decisive penalty.
Brazil now has our Straight Shutouts the Copa América, the longest such series in the tournament, since they have played eight games without conceding from 1989 to 1991.