Brazil and Ecuador Draw


Peru forward Edison Flores, left, helped his team open play in Group B at the Copa América Centenario with a victory over Haiti.

Jennifer Buchanan/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

Brazil showed touches of magic but a lack of killer instinct as it was held to a 0-0 draw by Ecuador in a Copa América Group B opener on Saturday in Pasadena, Calif.

Brazil, an eight-time champion, had chance after chance but had to settle for a single point as it lost momentum in the second half. Brazil was missing several top players, most notably its captain, Neymar.

Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho forced a corner from close, and Ecuador’s Lucas Lima had a glancing header that could not find the target.

Peru Has New Scoring King

Paolo Guerrero passed Teófilo Cubillas as his country’s top goal scorer with a diving header to give Peru a 1-0 win over Haiti in Seattle.

Guerrero, 32, who the leading scorer in the 2011 and 2015 editions of the Copa América, powered home Edison Flores’s cross as Peru opened its Group B campaign with a win.

Flores had a…

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