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Copa America 2019: Three Things we Learned From Brazil's 5-0 Win Over Peru

Tournament hosts Brazil finally turned on the style when they demolished Peru in a 5-0 win to finish top of the table in Group A. The loss means Peru finish third in the group thanks to Venezuela's 3-1 win over Bolivia.


Here are three things we learned from Brazil's 5-0 win over Peru.

3. Clean sheet business

Brazil once again kept a clean sheet in the Copa America, making it their ninth consecutive shut out at home in the tournament. The last time they did concede a goal at home in this tournament was way back in 1989 against Venezuela. The hosts will hope to continue this run all the way to the final and end their trophy drought.

2. Peru nearly out

With Venezuela winning convincingly against Bolivia, they leapfrogged Peru to second place, leaving the latter in danger of being knocked out of the tournament. Their continued participation in the Copa America will depend on results in the other two groups, and Peru will be hoping the likes of Argentina or Japan miss out so that they can get through to the last eight.

1. Samba swagger

In both their games in the Copa America so far, Brazil were unconvincing, with the fans booing the team in the draw with Venezuela. However, they turned on the style against Peru and showed their quality, with five different goalscorers on the night. They could have had one more at the death but Gabriel Jesus fluffed the spot kick.