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El Tiempo, June 18, 2015

"Victory and revenge," reads the front page of today's El Tiempo, after Colombia enjoyed a dramatic victory over Brazil at the Copa America Wednesday night. It was Brazil's first loss to Colombia since 1991, leaving the two teams tied at the top of Group C with three points, along with Venezuela, which will take on Peru Thursday.

Colombia defeated Brazil 1-0, following a strike at the 36-minute mark by Colombian central defender Jeison Murillo. Brazilian player Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior was given a red card after the final whistle over an altercation with Colombian Carlos Bacca, which is being hailed as the latest example of referees singling out the player.

ABOUT THE SOURCE: El Tiempo is the leading national Colombian daily with an average daily circulation of 1.14 million. It was founded in 1911.

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