BRAZIL 1 -1 CHILE
THE LAST 16 has arrived! We’re finally getting to the knockout stages and the first game of this stage was a thriller.
The hosts had a real tough time progressing to the Quarter Finals. Chile were always the underdogs and as hosts, there was an enormous amount of pressure on Brazil to perform well in front of your own fans and crowd.
Chile did not make it easy for Brazil to continue in this tournament. The game would be very level as both sides had chances within the first 90 minutes.
David Luiz would score the first goal of the game around 18 minutes but the first half was not completely dominated by Brazil, Chile had their chances and around 32 minutes in, Alexis Sanchez would equalize and there was still a place in the next round to fight for.
The thrilling action in the game would continue from end to end. The half time score would be 1-1 and also the full time score would be 1-1, so an extra half hour was played to see if either side could get a winner late on.
There was even a disallowed goal for the hosts as Hulk was said to have handballed and trust me, unless you have hands on your SHOULDER, what he did was not handball. He did shoulder the ball down to his feet as he ran towards the goalkeeper and was fed the ball, and then he would score. It was pretty harsh to disallow it, most referees would not call controlling the ball with your shoulder handball.
Having said that, Chile had what was possibly the most frustrating attempt on goal denied in the dying minutes of the game not by a referee but by a crossbar as a shot was SMACKED with considerable power and had it been any lower, it would have been a goal and 2-1 to Chile and they would have qualified.
HOWEVER, the 120 minutes were played and both teams were still level at the final whistle so it was to be the very first penalty shootout of the 2014 World Cup that would decide who would get to qualify for the Quarter Finals.
HERE’S how it would happen:
NOTE: I will report score changing as penalty shootout goals only (not including the 1 goal either side scored before 90 minutes).
David Luiz (Brazil) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. Brazil 1-0 Chile
Penalty saved! Mauricio Pinilla (Chile) fails to score, as his right footed shot is saved in the middle of the goal. It looked like he hit it directly at Julio Cesar. Brazil 1-0 Chile.
Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Willian (Brazil) right footed shot is close, but misses to the left. Brazil 1-0 Chile.
Penalty saved! Barcelona star and transfer target Alexis Sánchez (Chile) fails to convert his spot kick as his right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner. Brazil 1-0 Chile
Marcelo (Brazil) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner. Brazil 2-0 Chile
Charles Aránguiz (Chile) converts his spot kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner as he scores his the first Chilean penalty. Brazil 2-1 Chile.
Penalty saved! Hulk (Brazil) fails to put the ball in the net as his left footed shot is saved in the middle of the goal. Brazil 2-1 Chile
GOAL! Marcelo Díaz (Chile) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the middle of the goal. Brazil 2-2 Chile
The fifth spot kick is to be taken by Neymar (Brazil), who shimmys and tries to make the goalkeeper dive before he had hit the ball and puts the ball in the net with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. Brazil 3-2 Chile… Chile have to score the next penalty to stay in this World Cup.
Penalty missed! Gonzalo Jara (Chile) hits the right post with a right footed shot and his country is going home as the scoreline of the shootout ends Brazil 3-2 Chile.
Brazil will now go on to the Quarter Finals where they will face Colombia.
[written by] Stuart Drewery.
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red. I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.
I’m a die hard Liverpool fan (only supported ONE club in my whole life, Liverpool) and one of the most dedicated fans you’ll ever meet.