Julio Caeser is currently the most loved man in Brazil after 2 penalty saves spared the Selecao’s blushes.
After playing to a 1-1 tie following regulation and 30 minutes of extra time, Cesar made two critical saves as Brazil outlasted Chile 3-2 in a nail-biting penalty shootout at Estadio Mineirao.
The goalkeeper stopped Chile’s first two efforts, from Mauricio Pinilla and Alexis Sanchez, to put Brazil in control of the shootout. After Willian and Hulk both missed for the home team and Neymar had put Brazil back into the lead, Gonzalo Jara crashed Chile’s final effort against the post to break his nation’s hearts.
Brazil now goes through to meet the winner of Colombia and Uruguay in the quarterfinals.