Brazil U20 triumph in penalty shootout

Diego Poyet scored a penalty as Brazil U20 won 5-4 in a shootout
Diego Poyet’s Uruguay U20 took their South American counterparts Brazil down to the wire as the men in yellow and blue triumphed 5-4 in the penalty shootout. 

In a tense yet exciting match, A Selecao had the better chances yet Uruguay stood firm, putting bodies on the line to deny the Brazilians. 

With the score goalless after 90 minutes, the game entered extra-time, however a further 30 minutes could not separate the two teams. 

West Ham United midfielder Diego Poyet played the whole game, putting in a typically hard-working and assured performance. Having made a goal-line clearance to keep his countrymen level, he stepped up in the ensuing penalty shootout to score La Celesete’s second spot kick. 

Nine of the ten penalties were scored, with Uruguay’s Rodrigo Amaral miss proving costly. 

Brazil will now play Portugal in a mouth-watering quarter-final at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand, on Sunday 14 June, kick off 1pm local time.