Brazil vs Peru LIVE SCORE: Neymar's brilliant assist for Lucas Paqueta's opener puts Selecao ahead

BRAZIL are just one game away from the Copa America final but must first take on Peru.

Neymar and co. have been brilliant all tournament and beat Chile 1-0 in the quarter-finals to book their spot in the semis.

  • Kick-off: Midnight BST
  • Brazil: Ederson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Silva, Lodi; Paqueta, Casemiro, Fred; Everton, Richarlison, Neymar
  • Peru: Gallese; Callens, Ramos, Santamaria; Corzo, Pena, Tapia, Yotun, Trauco; Cueva; Lapadula
  • TV/ live stream: BBC iPlayer

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    67 Check out some of the best highlights of the first half.

    That includes Neymar's brilliant assist, Paqueta's opener and Gallese's triple save:

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    65 CHANCE

    Brazil show their presence with a shot from Neymar inside the area that goes wide!

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    64 Richarlison goes down inside Peru's area following achallenge with Tapia.

    But the referee has none of it!

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    63 So far the second half has been all Peru!

    Garcia and Lopez have really boosted the Blanquirroja's game as they are now much calmer on the ball.

    Their passing has also been immensely clinical

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    60 CHANCE!

    Peru produce their third big opportunity with Lopez, their other substitution.

    Lopez delivers a long-range shot that forces a difficult save by Ederson.

    Peru didn't have a single shot on target in the first half, but so far they already count two

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    58 Peru ace Yotun has picked up an injury that has led to a busted nose following an elbow by Paqueta.

    The Blanquirroja ace gets some treatment and immediately returns to the pitch

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    57 YELLOW CARD

    Peru ace Yotun becomes the first player to be booked tonight following a rough challenge on Richarlison while Brazil are on the counter-attack

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    55 Peru are bombarding Brazil in the opening 15 minutes of the match.

    Whatever Gareca told his players in the dressing room, it's working!

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    52 CHANCE

    Peru are knocking on Brazil's door ever since the second half kicked off!

    Garcia tries a long-range shot and just misses Ederson's bottom left corner!

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    50 CHANCE!

    Well how about that?!

    Peru are showing some teeth as they get their first shot on target!

    Lapadula steps inside the area and fires a powerful left-footed shot that forces a big save from Ederson, who lunges on to his right

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    48 Peru are trying to press Brazil in the opening few minutes of the second half.

    Manager Gareca is relying a lot on his two changes to bring some much-needed balance on the pitch.

    But it's still hard without the suspended Carillo

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    46 SUBSTITUTION

    Peru manager Gareca shakes things up with a double switch that he hopes will boost his fragile defence.

    Lopez and Garcia come on for Trauco and Ramos respectively

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    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    AND OFF WE GO AGAIN IN RIO!!!!!!

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    STATS

    Brazil dominated 64 per cent of possession in the first half against Peru.

    The Selecao produced a total of 10 shots, with a whopping seven being on target.

    The Blanquirroja, on the other hand, registered only one shot that was off-target.

    Tite's men showed some brilliant passing skills as they enjoyed an accuracy rate of 85 per cent.

    Peru, however, struggled on that department as well as they only completed 69 per cent of their passes

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    HT: BRAZIL 1-0 PERU

    Brazil lead against Peru in their Copa America semi-final clash at the Olympic Stadium.

    The Selecao missed some unbelievable chances to score more goals in the first half.

    Lucas Paqueta delivered a beautiful through ball and found Richarlison inside the penalty area on eight minutes

    The Everton star dribbled past a brilliant Pedro Gallese but found himself at a tight angle and thus passed the ball back to Neymar, who shot it wide.

    Then Gallese made a triple save to deny a long-range shot from Casemiro as well as two efforts from Neymar as well as Richarlison from close distance after 19 minutes.

    However, Tite's men broke the deadlock just 10 minutes before half-time when Neymar dribbled past three Peru defenders – Alexander Callens, Christian Ramos AND Aldo Corzo – before passing back to Paqueta, who found the back of the net with a fine finish

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    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    THAT'S HALF-TIME IN RIO!!!!!

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    45+3 This has been quite a first half that had plenty to talk about.

    Three injuries, for Gallese, Paqueta and Trauco, as well as a goal and brilliant saves by the Peru goalkeeper

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    45 Five more minutes of added time to go, due to the goal and all those injuries.

    Peru manager Gareca will have plenty to tell his defenders who haven't learned after their 4-0 thrashing by Brazil in the group stage

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    43 Check out Paqueta's opener for Brazil…

    Or should we say, check out Neymar's insane assist!

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    42 Paqueta's goal just shows how below-par Peru's defence has been in the first half.

    Richarlison's pass to Neymar went through as if no one was defending tonight.

    The PSG superstar then dribbled past Callens, Ramos AND Corzo like they weren't even there!

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    40 Thankfully both players are back up on their feet!

    After all, the Copa America is well known around the world for itshard challenges

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    38 OUCH!

    Paqueta and Trauco clash heads and the game is paused.

    Both players are receiving treatment on the pitch

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    35 Brazil finally break the deadlock, thanks largely to Neymar.

    Richarlison finds the PSG superstar down the left flank and the talented forward dribbles past THREE Peru defenders.

    The Brazilian star passes back to Paqueta who scores his second consecutive goal in the tournament!

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    GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL!

    BRAZIL OPEN THE SCORING WITH PAQUETA!!!!!

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    BRAZIL 0-0 PERU

    33 CHANCE

    Richarlison gets in the area from the left and tries a weak shot that is deflected and goes straight to Gallese's safe pair of hands

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