Colombia won the game for third place in the Copa America by beating Peru 3-2 thanks to a brace from Luis Diaz who gave his side the added-time win in Brasilia on Friday night.
As in 2016, Colombia will finish the Copa America in 2021 in third place. Colombia won the game for third place in the Copa America with a 3-2 win over Peru thanks to a brace from Luis Diaz who gave his side the win of the season stoppage time in Brasilia on Friday.
Luis Diaz top scorer, tied with Messi
Yotun had opened the goal for the Peruvians shortly before the break after a great collective action. Cuadrado equalized early in the second half before setting up Luis Diaz’s opening goal of two goals.
As the unlucky finalist of last edition’s against Brazil, Peru rebelled with a goal from Lapadula’s header ten minutes from time, but Diaz saved the Colombians from a risky penalty shootout by scoring a one-two with Muriel at the very end of the game.
With this double, Diaz, a 24-year-old winger who plays for FC Porto, rose to the top of the Copa America’s top scorer list with four goals, level with Argentine Lionel Messi.
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The grand final between Brazil and Argentina will take place on Saturday evening (2 a.m. French time) in the legendary Maracana Stadium, which is exceptionally approved for public reception with a track width of 10%.