Copa America 2007 (semi-final)
Brazil edge through
Tuesday 10 July 2007 Venezuela
Brazil 2-2 Uruguay (5-4 on penalties)
Uruguay took the champions Brazil to a penalty shoot-out, but fell at the last hurdle.
In the 13th minute Carini saved a shot from Minero, but Maicon was quick to react and put Brazil ahead. After a 13 minute delay due to floodlight failure Uruguay went on the offensive and Forlan brought a spectacular save out of Doni with a cleanly struck shot in the 28th minute; but when Doni failed to get distance on his punch from a corner kick, Forlan chested the ball down and hammered it crisply in for the equalizer. Baptista gave Brazil the lead 4 minutes later when he connected to a cross in a crowded area, but once again Forlan was instrumental in the equalizer for Uruguay when his header was steered in by the outstretched foot of Abreu in the 70th minute. With no further goals and no extra time, the match had to be decided on penalties. Uruguay were at one stage a penalty conversion away from a place in the final, but Brazil eventually won 5-4.