Brazil have not lost since 2019 and that streak would not end today. That and more below in our #CopaAmerica2021 Matchday 3 review!
Colombia (0) vs Venezuela (0) | Group B - Matchday 2 | Estadio Nilton Santos Colombia, Colombia, Colombia... come on now! How did you not win this game? From the start of this match to the end of it, Colombia utterly dominated every aspect of this match except the most important one: goals scored. Colombia attempted TWENTY-THREE shots against Venezuela and managed to turn ZERO of them into goals. All we can say is YIKES. All that said, kudos to Venezuela for hanging in there and surviving a long 90 minutes! They kept a really impressive clean sheet in this one! Luis Diaz of Colombia did receive a red card in the 90'+4, so he will be out for Colombia's next match in a few days. Otherwise, both teams remain alive and well in Group B, both on the table with at least a point now. As I mentioned, Colombia dominated this match. They outshot Venezuela 23-2, out-possessed Venezuela 65%-35%, and were even fouled more so had the opportunity for more set-pieces. All of that and zero goals to show for it. Colombia has got to be better in their next match. With the draw, both teams find themselves on the table with at least a point now! Colombia sits in 2nd place in #CopaAmerica2021 Group B with 4 points while Venezuela sits behind them in 3rd place with 1 point. Ecuador and Peru both yet to play their second match of the tournament.
Brazil (4) vs Peru (0) | Group B - Matchday 1/2 | Estadio Nilton Santos Brazil is the best team in this tournament and it's not particularly close. To nobody's surprise, Brazil ran threw, over, and around Peru in this match. The man himself, Neymar, or Greymar, played all 90 minutes and brought in a goal for himself scoring in the 68th minute. Brazil started the match strong when Alex Sandro scored to take the lead in only the 12th minute. Brazil held the 1-goal lead for the remainder of the first half with no real threats coming during those remaining 30 minutes. Near the 60th minute, Neymar appeared to have won a penalty, but VAR said, "Nah bro" and the penalty was overturned. As mentioned, Neymar would still score shortly there after to double Brazil's lead. Everton Ribeiro and Richarlison both scored in the closing minutes of the match to seal the deal for the Brazilians!
Brazil managed to outshoot Peru 17-7 which gave Brazil nearly a 25% conversion rate on shots to goals, something Colombia really could have used. Brazil was also able to out-possessed the Peruvians 55%-45% which shows signs of promise for Peru in their remaining matches. As Brazil continues to win, they continue to hold tight in 1st place on the table. After Peru's 1st match of #CopaAmerica2021, they sit at the bottom of Group A with their one loss.
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