MATCH CENTRE

SAT 28 JUNE 2014, 18:00, ESTADIO MINEIRAO

1(3)
VS
1(2)

Brazil send Chile to heartbreak hotel

by Kalumiana Kalumiana

Sat June 28, 21:08

Brazil slashed and burned their way to the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals after a 3-2 post match penalty win over Chile after gruelling 130 of extra time.


Brazil converted first through David Luiz but Mauricio Pinilla's first spot kick for Chile was saved by Julio Cesar.


Willian then rolled his kick wide but Julio Cesar eased the pain when he denied Alexis Sanchez.


Charles Aranguiz kept Chile in the game with an ice cold penalty leaving Julio Cesar riveted.


But Claudio Bravo then saved Hulk's kick before Marcelo Diaz levelled.


Neymar's turn came and sent Bravo the wrong way to get that vital fifth.


Then the moment of truth came for Chile  but it was close but yet so far when  Gonzalo Jara hit the post to sent his side packing.


Meanwhile, the meeting was the two sides second in successive World Cup’s after Brazil beat Chile 3-0 at Ellis Park at South Africa 2010 on strangely the same date, June 28.


In Belo Horizonte meanwhile, Brazil stamped their authority in a very bruising first half in which the host overwhelmed Chile in attack but were completely shaky at the other end when their eastern neighbour decided to pour forward.


The deadlock was broken in the 18th minute when Luiz flicked in the ball from close-range to raise the roof in Belo Horizonte.


But a swath of silence cut across the stadium in the 32nd minute when Alexis Sanchez found space between Luiz and Thiago Silva to blast in the ball from the edge of the box.


Then, Neymar who was the victim of some brutal policing by Chile  in the first half almost made the opponents pay for the brute tackling they had meted on him but he fired his close range header just wide.


Brazil continued to pile the pressure, with Dani Alves, Hulk, Fred and Neymar all giving Claudio Bravo a restless first half.


Brazil then grew little desperate just after the start of the second half when Hulk about down the ball with his band before whipping it in.


However,  a hawkeyed Howard Webb said it was not so and booked the Zenit St Petersburg striker for his crime.


Julio Cesar than saved Brazil’s blushes in the 64th minute when Aranguiz belted out another one of his now dangerous trademark shots as the home side began to look very lacklustre over the next 26 minutes before the hosts briefly broke the monotony in the last ten minutes when Bravo denied Neymar and Hulk in quick succession.


Extra-time came and went but not before Mauricio Pinilla ended Brazil misery when he sent his breathtaking drive in the 129th minute came off the post before the dread lottery of penalties settled the contest.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LAST 16 ESTADIO MINEIRAO
BRAZIL GOALS CHILE GOALS
10. Neymar Junior (120 + 2') 21. Marcelo Diaz (120 + 2')
4. David Luiz (120 + 2') 20. Charles Aranguiz (120 + 2')
6. Marcelo (120 + 2') 7. Alexis Sanchez (32')
4. David Luiz (18')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
4 3
BRAZIL STARTING LINEUP CHILE STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
12
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
105'
2
Defender
17'
2
Defender
18'
120 + 2'
4
Defender
108'
17
Defender
120 + 2'
6
Defender
18
Defender
3
Defender
4
Midfielder
72'
5
Midfielder
86'
8
Midfielder
59'
17
Midfielder
120 + 2'
20
Midfielder
106'
11
Midfielder
40'
5
Forward/Striker
64'
9
Midfielder
120 + 2'
21
Forward/Striker
55'
7
Forward/Striker
32'
7
Forward/Striker
120 + 2'
10
Forward/Striker
57'
11
SUBSTITUTIONS
Willian
Midfielder
106'
19
Jose Rojas
Defender
108'
13
Jo
Forward/Striker
64'
21
Felipe Gutierrez
Midfielder
57'
16
Ramires
Midfielder
72'
16
Mauricio Pinilla
Forward/Striker
86'
9
CARDS
Dani Alves
Defender
105'
2
Mauricio Pinilla
Forward/Striker
102'
9
Hulk
Forward/Striker
55'
7
Eugenio Mena
Defender
17'
2
Luiz Gustavo
Midfielder
59'
17
Francisco Silva
Midfielder
40'
5
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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