Colombia vs Peru Copa América LIVE Football Score 10 Jul 2021
ABOUT THE MATCH
Colombia is going head to head with Peru starting on 10 Jul 2021 at 00:00 UTC at Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha stadium, Brasilia city, Brazil. The match is a part of the Copa America, Knockout stage.
Having both fallen short in the Copa America semi-finals, Peru and Colombia will battle for third spot in Brasilia on Saturday. Peru lost 1-0 at the hands of host nation Brazil to prevent them from reaching their second consecutive final, while their opponents missed out in a penalty shootout against Argentina on Thursday.
Peru got off to a disappointing start in the group stage, as they were thrashed 4-0 by pre-tournament favourites Brazil, but they would quickly bounce back to achieve a high finish. A Sergio Pena finish and a Yerry Mina own goal saw them pick up an impressive 2-1 win over Colombia, and they finished with a 2-2 draw with Ecuador and a 1-0 victory against Venezuela, as Andre Carrillo netted the only goal of the game early in the second half.
That commendable group campaign saw Ricardo Gareca’s men finish in second spot in Group B, with their seven points only topped by Brazil. As a result, Los Incas were drawn against Paraguay, who came third in the opposite group, in the quarter-finals, and a dramatic game followed as they played out a 3-3 draw in Goiania.
Paraguay took an early lead through Gustavo Gomez, but a Gomez own goal and goals from Gianluca Lapadula and Yoshimar Yotun gave Peru a 3-2 lead in the dying minutes, until Gabriel Avalos netted a late equaliser to take the tie to a penalty shootout. Nonetheless, Gareca’s men would prevail as Miguel Trauco scored the winning penalty in sudden death after Pedro Gallese had denied Alberto Espinola, booking them a difficult clash with Brazil in the semi-finals.
In a rerun of the 2019 Copa America final, Brazil again came out on top, knocking Peru out of the tournament with a 1-0 win thanks to Lucas Paqueta’s first-half goal, leaving Los Incas to battle for third place this year.
While all eyes are now on Saturday’s epic Copa America finale between two of the biggest heavyweights, Argentina and Brazil, the likes of Colombia and Peru clash the day before in the match for third place.
It’s a game no one wants to play, but offers the losing semi-finalists a chance to redeem some pride by winning the bronze medal. Peru were the first to drop into this fixture after bowing out in the last-four to holders Brazil following a narrow 1-0 loss. Los Cafeteros joined them after losing 3-2 to Argentina on penalties, having secured a 1-1 draw in normal time.
However, the sides met each other in the group stages as well, with Los Incas securing a stunning 2-1 victory in matchday three of Group B. The win came courtesy of a late own goal from Yerry Mina, who also missed his penalty against La Albiceleste in the semi-finals.
Colombia vs Peru Head-To-Head
There have been 67 clashes between the sides before, with Colombia edging ahead of Peru with 26 victories to 19.
Peru’s victory in the group stages was their first against Colombia in all competitions since a 2-0 reverse in the 2011 edition of the Copa.
Colombia vs Peru Team News
Los Cafeteros will be without Mateus Uribe, who misses out due to a muscle injury. Manager Reinaldo Rueda may opt to bring in Miguel Borja to partner Duvan Zapata in the attack in an effort to fire up their frontline.
Injured: Mateus Uribe
In a boost for Peru, winger Andre Carrillo returns from his suspension for a red card he received in the quarter-final against Paraguay.
The Al-Hilal winger might join up with Sergio Pena and Christian Cueva behind forward Gianluca Lapadula.
Colombia vs Peru Predicted XI
Colombia (4-4-2): David Ospina; Daniel Munoz, Yerry Mina, Davinson Sanchez, William Tesillo; Juan Cuadrado, William Barrios, Gustavo Cuellar, Lias Diaz; Duvan Zapata, Miguel Borja.
Peru (4-2-3-1): Pedro Gallese; Aldo Corzo, Christian Ramos, Alexander Callens, Miguel Trauco; Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotun; Andre Carrillo, Sergio Pena, Christian Cueva; Gianluca Lapadula.