Copa America:Brazil through to semi-finals after victory over Paraguay 


BraziBrazil through to semi-finals of the 2019 Copa America after victory over Paraguay in penalty shootout on Thursday night in Porto Alegre.

Paraguay held their heads up to ensure game ended 0-0 in regulation and extra time before crashing out in spot-kicks as they depart the tournament.

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus sealed the decisive goal for the hosts after Willian, Marquinhos and Philippe Coutinho had all converted to stay no miss while Miguel Almiron, Bruno Valdez and Rodrigo Rojas netted for Paraguay.

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Brazil now back to contention after four straight shutouts since keeping eight clean sheets from 1989 to 1991.


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