Copa America: Brazil cruises past Peru with 4-0 victory

Rio: Brazil scored early in its Copa America tie with Peru on Thursday before adding three more in a comfortable second half to run out 4-0 winners.

Brazil took the lead in the 12th minute when Alex Sandro slammed home a Gabriel Jesus cut-back from six metres out.

Neymar saw a penalty award taken away after a review by the Video Assistant Referee, but midway through the second half he angled a low shot past a despairing goalkeeper to double their lead. Substitute Everton Ribeiro made it 3-0 in the 89th minute when he scored from a Richarlison cross, before Richarlison himself claimed a fourth in stoppage time.

The result means Brazil, reigning champions, is the first team in the tournament to win both its first games, and immediately go to the top of Group B, two points ahead of Colombia, who drew 0-0 with Venezuela earlier in the day.