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Brazil sneak past Chile via penalty shoot-out


Brazil sneak past Chile via penalty shoot-out

Brazil win tight game

World Cup hosts Brazil qualified for the quarter-finals at the World Cup following their penalty shoot-out win over Chile.

With the stadium filled with the colour of yellow, many expected this to be a one-sided game, with the Canarinho consided favourites to seal a win over fellow South American side Chile.

David Luiz gave the lead to Brazil in the 18th minute as he headed in his first international goal from a Neymar corner. Alexis Sanchez equalized for Chile with 13 minutes left in the first-half.

The second half had a steady pattern as both sides played with a low tempo, with the major talking point being a goal disallowed for Hulk by referee Howard Webb due to a hand-ball incident.

With the scores level, the second half of extra-time produced a moment of bad luck for Chile, as Mauricio Pinilla hit the crossbar with a minute to spare before the spot-kicks.

Brazil finally sealed their place in the last 8 with a 3-2 shoot-out win, as star keeper Julio Cesar kept out two spot-kicks from Mauricio Pinilla and Alexis Sanchez before Nottingham Forest's Gonzalo Jara hit the woodwork with the final kick of the game.