Brazil vs Chile World Cup 2014: BBC come under fire for bias towards host nation

Channel criticised for being too in favour of Brazil

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The BBC were harshly criticised on Twitter for their 'biased' commentary during Brazil's penalty shoot-out win over Chile.

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The hosts needed extra-time and penalties to beat their plucky opponents, and the channel drew criticism for their perceived favour of the Selecao.

David Luiz thought he had opened the scoring but the goal was ruled a Gonzalo Jara own goal.

Liverpool target Alexis Sanchez, who was brilliant throughout, equalised before half-time.

The entertainment continued into the second half but the teams could not be separated.

Extra-time was as nervy as one might expect, but Mauricio Pinilla almost won it for the Chileans in the final minute, crashing a shot against the bar.

The game went to penalties and it was Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar who was the hero, saving twice.

Jara, the unlucky man who was handed the own goal earlier, missed the crucial penalty, hitting the post to send Brazil through.

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Brazil will face either Colombia or Uruguay in the next round.