Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Colombia 2 - Peru 0

Colombia and the heat of Barranquilla played host to visiting Peru.  Ten minutes into the match, Colombia drew a penalty kick.  Victor Yotun accidentally got his legs tangled with Colombia fullback Camilo Zuñiga after an odd deflection had put Zuñiga through.  Colombia converted for the 1-0 lead.  Colombia were so superior in the first half that Peru chose to make a tactical double substitution at the half hour mark.  This was still not enough to evade a second blow.  In the final minute of the half, Pablo Armero swung in a cross from the left flank that landed in the six-yard box.  Teofilo Gutierrez provided the finish while losing his balance, and the scoreboard read 2-0 at halftime in favor of the Cafeteros.

In the second half, Colombia decided to bunker down and keep a clean sheet.  Peru started decently but quickly faded.  Carlos Zambrano, a Peruvian defender, received a second yellow card in minute 70, leaving Peru down a man for the final twenty minutes.  Colombia did not press for a third, as they were content with the scoreline.  Colombia win 2-0.

Radamel Falcao 12 PK
Teofilo Guiterrez 45

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