Brazil edged Chile in a penalty shootout to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter finals where they will take on Colombia in Fortaleza.
David Luiz scored the opening goal of the match for the hosts Brazil, after Thiago Silva flicked on Neymar’s corner in the 18th minute. Brazil were stunned with a reply in the 32nd minute when Eduardo Vargus stole possession from Hulk’s return ball to Marcelo to set up Alexis Sanchez for a low shot beyond Cesar.
Eventually the result would be decided with penalty kicks after barren extra time that maintained the stalemate. Queens Park Rangers reject, goalkeeper Julio Cesar saved two penalties for Brazil before Chilean Gonzalo Jara’s final shot that bounced off the post to spark wild celebration from the home crowd.
Julio Cesar saved from Maurico Panilla and Alexis Sanchez’s spot kicks just after Brazil’s David Luiz and Marcelo had converted. Willian and Hulk missed before Chile’s Charles Aranguiz and Marcelo Diaz equalised for a 2-2 score.
22-year-old Neymar slotted in the winner for the hosts who are through having never lost to the Chileans in their last three previous encounters.