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Jun 18, 2015 at 1am UK at Estadio Monumental David Arellano, Santiago
Brazil
0-1
Colombia

Neymar (96')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Murillo (36')
Bacca (96')

Result: Jeison Murillo fires Colombia to win over Brazil

Jeison Murillo scores the only goal of the game as Brazil fall to a 1-0 defeat to Group C rivals Colombia at the Copa America.

Jeison Murillo earned Colombia a crucial 1-0 victory over Group C rivals Brazil at the Copa America before Neymar received a red card after the final whistle on Wednesday evening.

It was a bright start to the match as both sides looked to attack as much as possible, and the first clear chance fell to Colombia when Radamel Falcao miscued a volley wide from a promising position.

Despite mostly being restricted to speculative strikes for much of the first half, Colombia were causing problems for the Brazil defence and they threatened again when Carlos Sanchez's deflected strike drifted just past the post.

The breakthrough arrived nine minutes before the interval when Brazil failed to clear a dangerous cross from Juan Cuadrado, which allowed Murillo to slot home.

Colombia came agonisingly close to doubling the lead a few moments later when Pablo Armero's cross was headed just wide by Falcao, before Teofilo Gutierrez sent another good chance wide of the target.

Brazil looked certain to equalise before the break when Roberto Firmino picked out Neymar, but David Ospina made a stunning save to keep out the Barcelona forward from four yards.

The entertainment continued in the early stages of the second half as Neymar sliced wide after creating space in the box, before Cuadrado fired just wide from 25 yards.

However, Brazil would come no closer than they did with a chance created by an Ospina mistake as Neymar charged down a clearance before finding Firmino, who somehow managed to send his shot over the box from 10 yards with the Colombian shot-stopper helpless.

The Hoffenheim attacker missed another good opportunity late on when he headed wide from a Douglas Costa cross as Colombia held on comfortably to move level with Brazil and Venezuela on three points in Group C.

It was a disappointing night for Brazil, but there was more frustration after the final whistle as Neymar received a red card for kicking the ball at Armero, while Colombian forward Carlos Bacca received the same punishment for clashing with the Brazilian star.

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