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Copa America: Brazil Bounce Back With Comfortable 4-1 Win Vs Paraguay

Copa America: Brazil Bounce Back With Comfortable 4-1 Win Vs Paraguay

Vinícius Junior scored bagged first-half brace to lead Brazil to a 4-1 victory over Paraguay in their second Group D game at the Copa America on Friday night.

Also on target for Brazil are Savinho, who scored in the first-half and a Lucas Paqueta’s second half penalty.

Omar Alderete scored Paraguay’s goal in Las Vegas on Friday night.

There were plenty of tense moments with five yellow cards and a red handed out. Andres Cubas was sent off for a red card in the 81st minute, forcing Paraguay to play the last part of the match down a man.

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Yellow cards were handed to Brazil’s Wendell, Junior and Paqueta and Paraguay’s Fabian Balbuena and Hernesto Caballero.

The victory was a response for the Seleção Canarinho, who opened the tournament Tuesday with a scoreless draw against Costa Rica despite outshooting their opponent 18-2.

With four points, Brazil is two behind group leader Colombia, which defeated Costa Rica 3-0 earlier Friday.

A victory or draw by Brazil against Colombia on Tuesday ensures one of the group’s two spots in the knockout stage.

Brazil also has a six-goal differential advantage over Costa Rica, so a loss likely won’t keep out the nine-time Copa America champions.

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