Former Vasco player Yotun scored 1–0 for Peru in the 44th minute of the first half, but Cuadrado left everything as it was in the third minute at the start of the second leg.
At the age of 20, the star of Luis Diaz began to shine, hitting a beautiful shot in the way of the goalkeeper and turning the score. Lapadula equalized with a header on 37, but Diaz ensured the ‘Cafateros’ victory in extra time, on 48, in a shot from the edge of the field, and also broke Lionel Messi into the top scorer table lead. This Copa America, with four goals each.
Third place, also achieved in the United States in 2016, represents Colombia’s best position in the competition since the 2001 title. Coach Reynaldo Rueda’s team, formerly Flamengo, was relegated by Argentina on penalties last Tuesday, also in the Federal District.
Peru, on the other hand, came in from the runners-up in 2019. Both two years ago and last Monday, ‘Blanqueiroza’ was defeated by the Brazilian team. EFE