A goal by Luis Abram five minutes from the end triggered Brazil's first defeat since its elimination in the 2018 World Cup (0-1). Vélez Sarsfield's header was also a rematch for Peru, just two months after his conclusive defeat in the final of the Copa Amércia in Maracana.
"We won well for the intensity and attitude we had," said Ricardo Gareca after the prestigious victory at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. A scenario, about to turn the century of life, at the height of the feat of its players, with the calm and order necessary to contain the world champion.
The entry into action of Neymar in the 63rd minute was not enough for the Tite team, which also tried to revolutionize its attack with Vinicius Jr. Four days after its exhibition against Colombia in Miami, the PSG star could not straighten the course of the canarinha .
Arthur, midfielder of Barcelona, remained without playing a single minute, while Real Madrid players Eder Militao and Casemiro formed in the eleven of a team that can still perform more tests before the start of the World Cup qualifiers, next March.
Despite the handful of occasions that encouraged the 40,000 spectators present at the stands, the friendly seemed destined for a bland draw. However, a clamorous error of Ederson to clear a direct free served by Yotún allowed the Peruvians to celebrate a victory of solera.
"Beating Brazil means a lot," said Christian Cueva, one of Gareca's trusted men, the only Peruvian coach capable of knocking the neighboring giant twice. The other date for the memory was on June 13, 2016 with a goal from Raúl Ruidíaz on the third day of the Copa América in Foxborough.
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