Penalty shootout qualifies Peru and will face Chile in the semi-final

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In the 0-0 draw after the end of the regular time of the match, the Incas took their place in the next round winning by penalties.

The selection of Peru qualified to the semifinal of the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019, after defeating Uruguay in the penalties 5-4 at the Arena Fonte Nova stadium in Salvador. In the 90 minutes, the match ended in a draw 0-0.

The game was played in front of a large crowd of fans who lived the celebration of football for the last time in the Arena of Salvador, and despite the rain did not stop shouting for their teams.

Both teams searched to score the winning goal, but then it was not enough for them to achieve it. It was an intense game in which Uruguay attacked on the sidelines and Peru protected themselves from the back for a counter-attack.

After the draw, the penalty spot was started by Uruguay. It was Luis Suarez in charge of the first shot that the goalkeeper Pedro Gallese blocked in a great way. The shootout followed and Peru, did not waste any shot, winning the classification to face next July 3rd, the two-champion Chile, in the Arena do Gremio of Porto Alegre.

Statistics

·         Peru and Uruguay have drawn 14 times (in all competitions) and eight have been goalless; the previous time was 0-0 in June 2005, in Lima, for the 2006 World Cup Qualifiers.

·         Peru qualified to the semifinals of CONMEBOL Copa América for the third time in the last four editions; it had only reached the semi-finals once in the previous seven editions (1997).

·         Peru won their first penalty shoot-out in the CONMEBOL Copa América, losing against Mexico in 1999 and Colombia in 2016.

·         Uruguay equaled Brazil in the maximum number of penalty shootouts in Copa América history (4 wins and 5 losses).

·         Peru lost just one of their last nine CONMEBOL Copa América matches, with four wins and four draws.

·         Peru became the first team to miss a goal in a CONMEBOL Copa América 2019 match; they tried three against Uruguay (all outside).

·         Uruguay was sanctioned 7 forward positions against Peru; the highest number in a 2019 CONMEBOL Copa América match and the highest number for the Celeste since the match against Jamaica in the 2016 edition.



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