COPA America: Brazil beat Paraguay 4-3 on penalties to reach semi-final

The Samba boys of Brazil have defeated Paraguay 4-3 on penalties to advance to the semi final of the Copa America after a gutsy 0-0 during in their quarter-final in Porto Alegre.

Gabriel Jesus got the winning kick for Brazil after Gustavo Gomez and Derlis Gonzalez missed for the visitors.

Roberto Firmino missed his spot kick for the hosts.

Brazil dominated most of the game, especially after Paraguay’s Fabian Balbuena was sent off in the 58th minute for fouling Firmino as he bore down on goal.

Brazil will next face the winner of Friday’s quarter-final between Argentina and Venezuela in Belo Horizonte next Tuesday. (TVCNEWS)