After the Final of the Copa America, Peru and Brazil are set to face off once again. A strong Brazilian team will try to see off a resilient Peruvian squad in a game that might prove some things about both teams. In this piece, we will go through the players to watch for both teams. See this as your player guide to this clash.
The Ajax trickster has been a beacon of Brazilian footballing values in his time in Amsterdam and will look to shine during the international games, if given the chance. This is but just one of many chances Neres has to showcase his quality for the wider audience who might not have seen his quality with Ajax.
Any chance to see the new Brazilian defensive mastermind in the flesh is a chance that must be taken. The young Galactico has a wonderful future in front of him and could very well become a key player for both Real Madrid and Brazil sooner rather than later.
After a stellar first season in Europe at AC Milan, Paqueta’s career is about to take to the skies. Named the next ‘Kaka’ by many, the attacking mastermind more often than not makes both opponents and teammates feel in love with the beautiful game with his displays of blistering pace and astute technical ability. He has an eye for a pass too, which has become obvious at AC Milan where he has formed a formidable duo with Krzysztof Piątek. Paqueta is definitely one to watch against the Peruvians.
The rapid right back was one of the standout performers of the Copa America this summer. Advíncula is an attacking threat with incomprehensible lung capacity and a good right foot to partner with it. An obvious choice on the flank for Peruvian manager Ricardo Gareca - always an attraction when playing, one that you’d do well to keep your eye out for.
Good with and without the ball, Tapia is the player that makes the Peruvian midfield tick. Forms a good duo together with Yoshimar Yotún and one of the absolute key players of any starting eleven of Gareca’s. Tapia’s good feet and perfect vision makes him a perfect part of any Peruvian midfield-constellation and is the main man for both build-up and attack.
Yotún is probably the biggest key player in Gareca’s successful build. The former Malmö FF player can turn the game on his own with his quick feet. Dynamic, technical and frenetic in every part of the game, a true leader for both club and country.