Gonzalo Jara had Chilean World Cup hopes on his shoulders, but his spot kick clanged off the post and stayed out, giving Brazil the win in the shootout.
Julio Cesar. Brazil was looking for a hero, and Cesar stood forward. Had a massive stop in the second half on Charles Aranguiz to keep the match level, and made the first two saves in the shootout to get Brazil on the front foot.
Not having to hire a security detail. Referee Howard Webb wouldn’t have won any friends from either side, but at least he won’t have to live in constant fear of his life thanks to Brazil’s win. Webb called back what would’ve been the match-winning goal with a very tight handball call Fifa 15 Coins For Sale on Hulk – to Webb’s credit, the right call after replays were shown – and would’ve likely been vilified in Brazil if the hosts were bounced.
South American diplomatic relations. As expected, the match was heated and ill-tempered from the start. Crunching tackles, angry words, a record number of fouls for the tournament so far (51), and seven cards.