Peru 0-5 Brazil: Hosts top Copa America group with resounding victory as Roberto Firmino bags ‘no look’ goa

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The Selecao put their disappointing draw to Venezuela behind them by romping to victory over the sorry Peruvians

Brazil finally gave their fans something to smile about after romping to victory over Peru in their final Copa America group game in Sao Paolo.

The hosts had been subject to jeers from their supporters following an unconvincing win over Bolivia and a disappointing draw against Venezuela.

Brazil put together a great performance when it was needed

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Brazil put together a great performance when it was needed

But those jeers became cheers on Saturday as the Selecao won 5-0 thanks to goals from Casemiro, Roberto Firmino, Everton Soares, Dani Alves and Willian.

Brazil are now through to the quarter-finals after finishing top of Group A.

The deadlock was broken by Real Madrid man Casemiro, who bundled in Philippe Countinho’s corner.

Liverpool frontman Firmino doubled their lead after charging down Peru keeper Gallese’s clearance before calmly rounding him.

Firmino has become famous for these cheeky finishes

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Firmino has become famous for these cheeky finishes

Firmino did his trademark ‘no look’ strike as he was scoring the goal.

Everton’s long-range effort made it 3-0 just before the break before second-half strikes from Alves and Willian completed the rout.

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus was denied a first Copa America goal when his stoppage-time penalty was saved by Gallese.

Brazil will face one of the best third-placed countries from Group B or C in the last eight while Peru have a nervous wait to see whether they are through after picking up four points from the three games.