As good as the Brazil vs. Chile match was, there had to be a villain of the piece once the tie went to a penalty shootout.
Mauricio Pinilla, Alexis Sanchez, Hulk and Willian all missed their penalties, but the 10th and final spot-kick was the most telling—and it was very nearly the best of the lot.
Gonzalo Jara hit his effort high and hard, beating the dive of Julio Cesar—only to see it smack back off the inside of the post, bouncing across goal and out, sending Chile out with it and Brazil through to the quarters.
Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli felt his side were as good as Brazil, as per football365.com, and cast doubt upon their rivals' chances of winning overall:
We wanted to win the game before going to penalties. I don't know if Brazil will win this World Cup.
I don't believe in moral victories. They don't count. We were on par with these teams. Football is like this. I told them to fight, be brave and defy history. Looking ahead, we have to keep going on that path. We had players who risked their health for the national team. I can't ask more of them and am proud of our team.