The Colombian National Team took third place in the Copa América, beating Peru 3-2 thanks to the great quality of Luis Fernando Díaz, who scored a double.
The Incas won the match, but the second half went to the coffee growers and they scored three goals in a match that smelled of overtime.
The second goal came from the feet of Camilo Vargas, who made a long stroke for Luis Fernando Díaz, Jesús Corona’s teammate at Porto to score and he himself made the third in stoppage time.RELATED
Santiago Ormeño entered in the 78th minute and could do little for Ricardo Gareca’s team.
Colombia began attacking and with possession without success.
Peru responded and at minute 14 Gianluca Lapadula badly finished off a Yoshimar Yotún cross.
Lapadula himself made another shot at 26 ‘that had the same fate. The Incas had already matched the shares.
Colombia searched and at 32 ‘, Luis Fernando Díaz made a shot that Pedro Gallese stopped him.
Then the clearest moment came when Sergio Peña took off the goalkeeper, Camilo Vargas, fired and went one way.
Before the break came the first goal of the match. A great goal scored by Yotún at 45 ‘. The Cruz Azul player defined against Vargas after a play in which Christian Cueva played him.
Already in the second half, the coffee growers did not last long to tie since at 49 ‘, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado. He took a free kick, the Peruvian defense missed and got to the goal for 1-1.
Díaz had the second for Colombia at 51 ‘with an excellent shot that Gallese saved.
The actions and opportunities continued. Lapadula made Colombia’s crossbar shake at 57 ‘, three minutes later the danger was in the other goal and Cuadrado made Gallese work with another shot.
The 2-1 for Colombia reached 66 ‘. It all started with a goal kick by Vargas, the goalkeeper of the Atlas Rojinegros assisted Díaz and the Porto player in Portugal took a shoe that Gallese could not reach and the coffee growers took advantage.
It looked like the Colombian triumph, but Lapadula made it 2-2 at 82 ‘with an accurate header to the center from Raziel García on a corner kick.
Before the final whistle came the Colombian triumph. Overtime was coming and Díaz wanted to go to bathe before and at 93 ‘he got the final 3-2. The whole play was made by himself, he had space, he shot and scored to give the victory to his National Team.