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Uruguay Defeats Brazil on Penalties to Advance to Copa América Semi-Finals

In a dramatic quarter-final clash at Allegiant Stadium, Uruguay triumphed over Brazil in a penalty shootout to secure their place in the Copa América semi-finals. The match, which ended goalless after extra time, saw Uruguay win 4-2 on penalties.

Match Overview

Both teams struggled to find the back of the net during regular and extra time. Uruguay's Nahitan Nández received a red card in the 74th minute, reducing his team to ten men and adding to the tension of the encounter.

Penalty Shootout

The penalty shootout showcased the nerves and precision of both sides. Uruguay's Manuel Ugarte, Rodrigo Bentancur, and Federico Valverde successfully converted their penalties, while José María Giménez and Giorgian De Arrascaeta missed their attempts. For Brazil, Gabriel Martinelli and André Pereira scored, but David Luiz and Éder Militão failed to convert, sealing Brazil's fate.

- Uruguay Penalties:
  - Manuel Ugarte (Goal, 4-2)
  - José María Giménez (Miss, 3-1)
  - Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Goal, 3-1)
  - Rodrigo Bentancur (Goal, 2-0)
  - Federico Valverde (Goal, 1-0)

- Brazil Penalties:
  - Gabriel Martinelli (Goal, 3-2)
  - David Luiz (Miss, 3-1)
  - André Pereira (Goal, 2-1)
  - Éder Militão (Miss, 1-0)

Match Statistics

Uruguay had 12 shots compared to Brazil's 7, but only one of Uruguay's attempts was on target. Brazil managed three shots on target despite dominating possession with 60%. Uruguay's defense was resolute, committing 26 fouls and earning two yellow cards, while Brazil was shown two yellow cards as well.

- Shots:
  - Uruguay: 12
  - Brazil: 7

- Shots on Target:
  - Uruguay: 1
  - Brazil: 3

- Possession:
  - Uruguay: 40%
  - Brazil: 60%

- Passes:
  - Uruguay: 257
  - Brazil: 387

- Pass Accuracy:
  - Uruguay: 72%
  - Brazil: 79%

- Fouls:
  - Uruguay: 26
  - Brazil: 15

- Yellow Cards:
  - Uruguay: 2
  - Brazil: 2

- Red Cards:
  - Uruguay: 1 (Nahitan Nández, 74')

- Corners:
  - Uruguay: 6
  - Brazil: 2

Uruguay's resilience and composure under pressure saw them through to the semi-finals, leaving Brazil to rue missed opportunities. The match was a testament to Uruguay's defensive strength and strategic play, especially after being reduced to ten men.

Uruguay will now prepare for their semi-final clash as they continue their quest for Copa América glory.

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