Colombia finish third after Diaz stunner

11 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Colombia finish third after Diaz stunner

Luis Diaz scored a sensational winner with virtually the last kick of the match as Colombia beat Peru 3-2 in Brasilia on Saturday to finish third in the Copa America, reports AFP. The goal was the 24-year-old Porto forward's second of the match and came just 10 minutes after Gianluca Lapadula looked to have sent the game into a penalty shoot-out. It was a thrilling encounter that ebbed and flowed, with Yoshimar Yotun giving Peru a first half lead before Colombia captain Juan Cuadrado equalized early in the second period. "We're happy, it was important to finish by winning," said Cuadrado, whose side lost their semi-final on penalties to Lionel Messi's Argentina. "I'm happy with how we reacted (to going behind) and how we went after the result."


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