Brazil won the 2019 Copa América in front of their home crowd in Rio. The Brazilians took a decisive 3-1 victory over Peru. This is the ninth time Brazil has won Copa América and the first time they’ve lifted the trophy since 2007.
Brazil’s three goals were scored by Everton, Gabriel Jesus and a penalty kick from Richarlison in stoppage time. Peru’s lone goal was a penalty kick from Paolo Guerrero.
Gabriel Jesus was sent off late in the match after picking up a second yellow, he was visibly upset while walking off the pitch and in the tunnel.
Casemiro played a huge role in Saturday evening’s title-clinching victory. He made a total of eight tackles during the match, an absolute force in the midfield for Brazil. He is absolutely one of Brazil’s most important players because he is able to hold things down and is the engine for the Brazilian defense behind him.
Militão was subbed on quite late when he came on for Coutinho. He didn’t get much of chance to show off his defensive skills, but he was clearly brought on to prevent any further scoring on the Brazilian defense, and that he did.
It’s a great start before the new season even starts for some of Real Madrid’s players like Casemiro and Militão to achieve personal glory away from the club. Casemiro, based on his play throughout the entire Copa América, is clearly in form already because he’s been great.
MARCA reported that Militão will be officially presented as a Real Madrid player on July 10 at the Bernabéu, so that will be the first official step at his new club taken prior to their US tour.
With the trophy captured, Casemiro and Militão will likely group back up with Real Madrid for their trip to the United States, which kicks off on July 20 against Bayern Munich in Houston, Texas.