The first Copa America quarterfinal match took place last night when Brazil met Paraguay. The mandate for outgunned Paraguay was clear from the outset; defend at all costs. Paraguay did not win a match in the Group Stage, somehow getting through to the quarterfinals as a result of two draws, and they knew their best hope against Brazil was to hold firm in the back and hope for the best. Despite Fabian Balbuena picking up a red card in the 58th minute, they managed to do just that, forcing Brazil into penalties. There, the teams were tied at three all heading into the last round, and Gabriel Jesus played the hero for the hosts by making his penalty and sending Brazil into the semifinals. Brazil will face either Venezuela or Argentina in Belo Horizonte on July 2.