Gabriel jesus red card. Gabriel Jesus bursts into tears after being sent off for Brazil during their Copa America final win against Peru

Brazil star Gabriel Jesus cries in tunnel after red card in Copa America final

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The star picked up two yellow cards and left the hosts fighting to hold a one-goal lead with 10 men. What might, on paper, sound like an overreaction just summed up the importance of the night for Brazil. Gremio forward Everton had opened the scoring after only six minutes in what was expected to be an easy night for Brazil. All three will now be given up to three weeks off before joining up with City for pre-season, with the majority of the squad due back for training on July 8. It was only the second red card of Jesus' career, having previously been sent-off for Palmeiras against Rosario Central in a Copa Libertadores game in April 2016.

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Gabriel Jesus rages after red card in Copa America final as he punches VAR booth and cries

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Television cameras then caught the City striker in tears on the steps of the tunnel at the Maracana as he continued to protest about the decision to send him off. The second half saw the sending off of Gabriel Jesus and the penalty goal from Richarlison to seal the win. Irish sport images provided by unless otherwise stated. That said, at least he was man enough to front up and apologise. And after Peru had equalised from the spot, he slotted a goal of his own neatly into the corner on the brink of half time.

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'I need to grow up'

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Gabriel Jesus gets red card in Final, overcome with emotion crying on steps of Maracana. The Manchester City striker assisted Everton Soares' opener and then found the back of the net himself on the stroke of half time to put Brazil back in front, a goal which would prove crucial as they beat Peru 3-1. But I say sorry to the people I could have hurt, with my behaviour. It was Brazil's ninth Copa America title and their first since winning the 2007 edition in. In fairness to Jesus, he apologised for his behaviour later in the evening.

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Gabriel Jesus gave a sincere apology for his actions after red card in Copa America final

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From the first day in camp, everyone was happy, focused. The 22-year-old reacted furiously to the decision, initially refusing to leave the pitch as he protested the decision. I am aware of my quality, my football, what brought me here today. Journal Media does not control and is not responsible for the content of external websites. The striker teed up Everton for the opening goal and then scored himself to restore Brazil's advantage on the stroke of half-time. This is a generation under significant pressure to deliver on the world stage, but one ultimately in a transitional phase with plenty of promising young players.

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Gabriel Jesus Copa America final red card: 'I could have hurt someone'

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The decision appeared harsh and Jesus was visibly fuming as he left the field — booting a water bottle among other sideline objects. But Peru, chasing their first title in 44 years, scored a penalty just before half-time, Paolo Guerrero tucking home after Thiago Silva's handball. Gabriel Jesus had a night he is unlikely to forget in a hurry as Brazil beat Peru to win the Copa America on home soil. The Manchester City forward Jesus had an exceptional game. Goalkeeper Alisson won the Golden Glove award after conceding only one goal in the entire tournament - with the Guerrero penalty being the only time his net was breached. I was wanting to help the team and that moment could have hurt.

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Brazil Star Gabriel Jesus Cries In Tunnel After Red Card In Copa America Final

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Chilean referee Roberto Tobar showed no hesitation in flashing a second yellow - leaving the 22-year-old furious and then upset. Despite being down to 10 men Brazil held on to claim victory, with Richarlison converting a late penalty to ease any nerves and victory in the Copa America ended a 12-year major trophy drought for Brazil. He was then pictured in tears sitting on the steps of the tunnel while yelling in the direction of the match officials. The star capped off a lovely move to finish just inside the box. However, the evening was spoiled for Jesus, despite scoring and assisting the first goal. The 22-year-old ghosted past two defenders to cross the ball for 's first-time finish in the 15th minute, but the advantage was cancelled out through Paolo Guerrero's penalty as first-half stoppage time approached.

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