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Copa America: Colombia shocks Brazil 1-0

June 18, 2015
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Copa America: Colombia shocks Brazil 1-0

SANTIAGO: A first-half goal from Jeison Murillo gave Colombia a 1-0 win over Brazil at the Copa America.

The scrappy game threw up few clear chances but Colombia out muscled their more illustrious rivals to record only their second win in 10 Copa America encounters against the five-times world champions.

Defender Murillo seized on a loose ball to get the all-important goal nine minutes before half time after a Juan Cuadrado free kick had bobbled around in the box.

Roberto Firmino should have equalised for Brazil 13 minutes into the second half but he skied a golden chance over the bar with the goal gaping.

The win leaves Colombia and Brazil tied at the top of Group C along with Venezuela, who play Peru today. –REUTERS

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