The eight time Copa America winners, Brazil, booked a place in the quarter-finals of the event after they beat Venezuela 2-1 on Sunday in Santiago, Chile. Former Brazilian captain, Thiago Silva and 1899 Hoffenheim’s attacking midfielder; Roberto Firmino netted a goal each.

Brazil captain and Barcelona star, Neymar, had to watch his team edge past Venezuela from the stands as he served his 5 match ban after allegedly kicking the ball at opponent, Pablo Armero in Brazil’s frustrating 1-0 loss to Colombia last time out.

Thiago Silva sweetly volleyed home a corner from Robinho in the 9th minute of the match before Roberto Firmino converted Willian’s cross to double Brazil’s lead in the 51st minute. Miku pulled one back for Venezuela but it was too little too late for the La Vinotinto as Brazil bagged all three points and finished top of Group C.

Brazil dominated both in attack and defense having 57% possession in the whole match. However, both sides had a fair share of chances and opportunities. Brazil shot 17 times being on target on 8 occasions. Meanwhile, Venezuela shot 10 times, testing the Brazilian keeper just thrice.

 Peru take on Bolivia on Thursday while Colombia play Argentina on Friday. The Brazil-Paraguay tie will be on Saturday.