2 targets by Diaz provides Colombia third place at Copa America


BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Colombia beat Peru 3-2 on Friday within the third-place match at Copa America after striker Luis Díaz scored a pair of targets, one among them assisted by goalkeeper Camilo Vargas.

The ultimate of the event between defending champion Brazil and Argentina can be performed Saturday evening on the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Peru opened the scoring on the Mané Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia with Yoshimar Yotún within the twenty eighth minute, with an help from Christian Cueva that allowed him to beat Colombia’s Vargas with a mushy lob.

Colombia equalized within the forty ninth minute after a free kick taken by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado went by way of the center of the Peruvian wall and previous goalkeeper Pedro Gallese.

Colombia took the lead for the primary time within the 66th minute after Vargas kicked the ball above reverse defenders to search out Diaz nose to nose with Peru’s Gallese. The striker calmly hit it along with his proper foot to make it 2-1.

Italian-Peruvian striker Gianluca Lapadula leveled as soon as once more within the 82nd minute with a header after a nook.

Díaz scored once more in added time with a shot from exterior the field. The ball deflected on a Peru defender and beat Gallese.


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