Jesus takes centre stage as Brazil win Copa America


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  • Monday, 08 Jul 2019

Soccer Football - Copa America Brazil 2019 - Final - Brazil v Peru - Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - July 7, 2019 Brazil players celebrate winning the Copa America with the trophy REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as they beat Peru 3-1 on Sunday to win the Copa America for the ninth time in a pulsating contest at the Maracana stadium.

The hosts took the lead after 15 minutes thanks to some brilliant skill from Jesus on the wing. The Manchester City forward bamboozled two defenders and crossed for the unmarked Everton to fire home from close range.

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