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Brazil Beat Peru 3-1 to Win Copa America after 12 Years

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil beat Peru 3-1 to win Copa America title after 12 years on Sunday.

Everton led the team to victory scoring a goal and setting up another to give Brazil its ninth Copa América trophy, and fifth at home.

Gabriel Jesus scored one goal and assisted another before being sent off as Brazil won a first Copa America title since 2007.

Brazil got the win despite playing with 10 men from the 70th minute as Jesus was sent off with a second yellow card.

Victory will have been a huge relief for Jesus, who was in tears when he was sent off, kicking a water bottle and then pushing over the VAR monitor as he left the pitch.

Peru scored through Paolo Guerrero but could not pull off one last upset after eliminating Uruguay in the quarterfinals and two-time defending champion Chile in the semifinals.

Everton was named player of the final and also finished as one of the tournament’s top scorers with three goals.

Brazil’s veteran right-back Dani Alves was player of the tournament.

The victory also maintained their record of winning the Copa America every time they have hosted it.