Before passing Paqueta, Neymar beat three defenders to the left to guide the semi-final goal home.
Brazils, who won the Copa America each time the tournament is hosted in the Maracana finals of Saturday, either face Argentina or Colombia…
“I want to cheer on Argentina,” Neymar said. “I want Argentina…
“I’ve got friends and Brazil will win in the final.”
Paris St-Germain, in 2019 final to lift a trophy for the ninth time, was a bright spark for Brazil, when they again settled on Peru…
Peru’s goalkeeper Pedro Gallese saved Neymar and Richarlison twice from a dotted spectrum early on.
Neymar’s trickery and ability to locate Paqueta on the left with a finely placed pass were decisive in the 34th minute.
With Gianluca Lapadula testing Ederson with a hard effort, Peru pressed for another half equalizer, but it failed to set the hosts up.