Absorbing quarter final clash at Guadaljara's Estadio Jalisco between 1970's two most exciting teams. Mario Zagallo, coach of Brazil, went head-to-head against legendary former team-mate and two-time World Cup winner Didi, who was on the Peru bench.
Eventual champs Brazil, the greatest World Cup team of all time, played some spellbinding football in the opening exchanges. Pele hit the post, before Rivelino slammed home a left foot swerver and Toastao caught out Luis Rubinos at his near post. Rivelino had another free kick thunderbolt disallowed - all in the first 20 minutes.
But Peru were no pushovers - they possessed an excellent team. Hector Chumpitaz was considered by some as the best, and most elegant, defender in South America, while midfielder Teofilo Cubillas was an outrageously skilful attacking talent. Cubillas went close before Alberto Gallardo halved the advantage. Pele hit the post again, but it was Tostao who restored a two-goal cushion. Jairzinho should have made it four before the brilliant Cubillas volleyed home to make it 3-2. Peru pushed for an equaliser but Jairzinho killed them off once and for all by rounding the keeper.
In Image: Brazilian forward Pele (top) celebrates with his teammates (from L) Tostao, Carlos Alberto and Jairzinho during the World Cup final between Brazil and Italy 21 June 1970 in Mexico City.
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