|25 July 2015|
|23||3rd-4th place||5:00pm||CHI - BRA||4 - 1||Official||x 2|
In the bronze medal match, Chile and Brazil played. The match started with Brazil dominating possession, but Chile doing well defensively to keep play in the midfield. Brazil’s first shot opportunity came in the fifth minute when Bruno Mendonca passed to Bruno Paes standing at the penalty stroke spot. Paes’ shot was blocked by Chile’s keeper Adrian Henriquez. Chile immediately went back on attack and earned the first penalty corner of the match. A strong penalty corner drag flick by Nicolas Renz in the fifth minute made the score Chile 1, Brazil 0. Following their goal, Chile continued to maintain possession and pressure on attack. In the 12th minute, Chile earned another penalty corner, but had two shots hit the bars of the goal. Chile regained possession, but again Brazil played good defense to prevent Chile from entering their attacking circle another time in the first quarter. Thus, the score at the end of the first quarter remained Chile 1, Brazil 0.
Chile came out fast on attack to start the second quarter. Brazil’s keeper Rodrigo Faustino made two big saves in the 17th minute to prevent Chile from increasing their lead. In the 19th minute, Thomas Kannegiesser hit a hard shot from the far top right of the circle to the bottom left corner of the goal cage to make the score Chile 2, Brazil 0. A minute later, Chile had another penalty corner and Vincente Martin hit a hard penalty corner shot from the top of the circle to increase his team’s lead by three goals. Brazil prevented Chile from having another shot opportunity for the remaining ten minutes of the second quarter to keep the Chile 3, Brazil 0 score at halftime.
The third quarter started again with Chile fast on attack and earning a penalty corner in the 32nd minute. Martin fed Renz a perfect pass off the penalty corner and Renz scored his second penalty corner goal of the match to make the score Chile 4, Brazil 0. Brazil’s strong defense led to a rare attacking opportunity for Brazil in the 41st minute when Patrick van der Heijden looked to find Bruno Paes right in front of the goal, but Paes missed the pass and Chile regained possession. Throughout the match cheers for Chile were heard in the crowd. With either team unable to get another shot off before the third quarter ended, the score remained Chile 4, Brazil 0.
The fourth quarter was full of intensity as Brazil kept fighting Chile for possession. In the 50th minute, Chile’s Raimnudo Valenzuela and Brazil’s Andre Patrocino each received a yellow card. Brazil kept fighting and earned their first penalty corner of the match in the 53rd minute. Chile’s defense blocked the initial penalty corner shot to keep the score Chile 4, Brazil 0. In the 54th minute, Brazil’s Yuri van der Heijden had a shot go high over the goal cage. For the rest of the quarter, both teams traded possession. With one second remaining in the match, Brazil earned a penalty corner and Brazil’s Stephane Smith made a very hard flick high in the goal past Henriquez. Thus, Smith’s goal made the final score Chile 4, Brazil 1. With the win, Chile earned the Bronze medal in the competition; and Brazil finished in fourth place.
|Chile||26||7||RICHTER Sven||Green Card|
|Brazil||32||9||SMITH Stephane||Green Card|
|Chile||50||12||KAPSCH Sebastián||Yellow Card|
|Brazil||50||7||PATROCÍNIO André||Yellow Card|