Colombia and Peru played against for a third place in Copa America after they were knocked down from a move to the finals. Brazil and Argentina defeated Peru and Colombia respectively in their semi-final matches. In the third place match, the Peruvians got off to a better start, taking the lead at the end of the first half after a goal by Yoshimar Yotun.
However, Juan Cuadrado scored from a corner kick just after the break to equalize the results. Just over a quarter of an hour later, Los Cafeteros scored their second goal. Taking advantage of the one-on-one situation with Pedro Gallese this time, Luis Diaz was able to enter the list of scorers.
Peru did not give up losing hopes and equalized the game n the 82nd minute. Gianluca Lapadula headed the ball into the rivals’ net. However, the last word belonged to Colombia.
Diaz received a pass from Luis Muriel in the fourth minute of added time, and with a beautiful strike from distance ensured his representation the bronze medals and himself promotion to the first place of the scoring classification, which he holds together with Leo Messi. In the final of this year’s Copa America, we will see Brazil and Argentina.
Colombia – Peru 3-2 (0-1)
Goals: Juan Cuadrado (49), Luis Diaz (66, 90+4) – Yoshimar Yotun (45), Gianluca Lapadula (82)
Yellow cards: Cardona, Barrios, Murillo – Cueva, Carrillo
Referee: Raphael Claus (Brazil)
Colombia: Camilo Vargas – John Medina, Yerry Mina (55′ Davinson Sanchez), Oscar Murillo, William Tesillo – Juan Cuadrado, Wilmar Barrios (90′ Luis Muriel), Gustavo Cuellar (83′ Rafael Borre), Luis Diaz – Edwin Cardona (46′ Yimmi Chara) – Duvan Zapata (55′ Miguel Borja).
Peru: Pedro Gallese – Aldo Corzo (78′ Jhilmar Lora), Anderson Santamaria, Alexander Callens, Marcos Lopez – Renato Tapia (24′ Wilder Cartagena), Yoshimar Yotun – Sergio Pena (78′ Santiago Ormeno), Christian Cueva (70′ Raziel Garcia), Andre Carrillo – Gianluca Lapadula.