In addition to qualifying for the final, the team led by Pia Sundag, who has so far been undefeated and has not conceded any goal in the continental tournament, secured a place in both the 2023 World Cup and the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The two goals of the match, which was held in Colombia, were scored by midfielder Ari Borges and striker Pia Zanerato, both in the first half.
In the big decision of the Copa America, scheduled for 21:00 (Brasilia time) this Saturday (30), Brazil will face exactly the hosts: Colombia beat Argentina In the other semi-finals in a ratio of 1 to 0 and reaches the duel also undefeated.
On the other hand, Paraguay will fight for third place in the championship on Friday (29). In the event that the Argentines win, the team is also guaranteed in the next edition of the World Cup.
Despite the dominance of hopscotch, the first big chances of the match came in performances by the team coached by Italian-Brazilian Marcello Frigrio.
The initial fright led to a free kick: while all the players were waiting for a cross in the area, Fanny Gutto stunned and hit her directly, forcing goalkeeper Lorena to the palm and sending her into a corner.
In taking the corner kick, Sandoval climbed higher than the Brazilians and headed for the goal – the ball didn’t go in because Adriana put the danger on the line already.
Answer with the goal
After some less dangerous offensive moves, Brazil managed to attack the opposing team once and for all in the 10th minute.
In a movement he built in the middle, he greeted Antonia, and at the entrance to the area, he hit Bobadilla’s target which he managed to hit. In reserve, Pia Zannerato tried to move the archer in a middle kick, but missed.
Five minutes later, Pia Sundhage’s team opened the scoring. After bouncing back inside the area, Tamiris caused Pia Zanerato, who had turned with her back on her back, to push toward Ari Borges. The Palmeiras player scored with the Paraguay goal corner: 1 – 0.
In her 100th match for the Brazilian national team, Pia Zanerato hit the net – with great style – in the 27th minute.
By mistake when leaving the Paraguay stadium, both Debinha and Antonia tried to steal the ball and it was dropped by defender Maria Martinez.
The referee did not get a free kick and the ball remained for the Brazilian player No. 16, who cut inside the area and shot his left foot down Bobadilla’s goal: 2 to 0.
Show (and missed goals) from Brazil
The first stage ended in the midst of tricky entries from Paraguay, and in the final half, Brazil came back to respond with the ball.
In six minutes, Bia Zaneratto had the opportunity to expand in an attempt similar to the goal she scored in the first half, but it stopped at Bobadilla. Soon, Kerolin, with two shots on goal and a header, also caused a danger. Duda, with the opposing goalkeeper’s fall, was another miss.
There was still room for show: both Tamires and Antonia applied fine pens to Paraguay, and few could not advance in their plays.
Controlling the result, Brazil reduced the pace in the last minutes and, despite the fears caused by goalkeeper Bobadilla, could not extend until the final whistle: Adriana still hit the post in the last step, but the match ended with a score of 2-0. .
Brazil 2×0 Paraguay
reason: Women’s Copa America Semi-Final
place: Alfonso Lopez Stadium, Colombia
hour: 21:00 (from Brasilia)
Objectives: Ari Borges (15 minutes of the first half) and Pia Zanerato (27 minutes of the first half)
Brazil: Lauren. Antonia (in Palermo), Tainara, Raphael (Kathleen) and Tamiris; Angelina and Ari Burgess (Duda Sampaio), Adriana and Caroline (Gabi Portillo); Debinha (Jess) and Pia Zannerato. Technology: Sundhage sink
Paraguay: Bobadilla. Ramona Martinez (Rosa Mineo), Maria Martinez, Veronica (Lorena Alonso) and Daisy Barreiro (Graceella); Godoy, Dulce Quintana, Jessica Martinez and Fabiola Sandoval; Fanny Goto and Rebecca (Fatima Acosta). Coach: Marcelo Frigrio
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