Peru was is the first selection of this America Cup in getting his ticket to the semifinals. Made him tie the tie against Paraguay in the penalty shoot-out, in which Berizzo’s lack of aim, who sent two penalties to the clouds and missed another, was decisive.
He had no truce the first half. It struck first and soon Paraguay, with Gustavo Gomez, which picked up a rejection from Gallese (11 ‘). However, the dominance was of Peru and just as quickly got into the party through Lapadula, author of a doublet. The first in a shot of one (21 ‘) and the next thanks to a bad start by Silva (40’). That goal preceded the first protests to the VAR. Berizzo claimed hand in the play, but the referee ordered to continue to, minutes later, show an incomprehensible second yellow to Gomez, who went crazy and went for the braid, having to be grabbed by his companions.
With one less, Paraguay seemed to know how to occupy the spaces better and the tie arrived, the work of Alonso on a corner kick (55 ‘). And it cost Peru, more than expected taking into account the first time. The combination of Gareca, but in the absence of ten minutes to finish, Rojas deflected a shot from Yotun that was going nowhere and the ball ended up entering his own goal (81 ’), but the end of the game was not written. In fact, Carrillo was equalized with the second yellow and Paraguay took advantage of that, desperately and at 90 ’tied through Avalos.
The match went straight to penalties, since in the America Cup there is no extension, and there Peru (4-3) took the lead, missing two penalties, one less than Paraguay. It was Traugo the one who scored the decisive penalty, in the eleventh of the shootout, after his teammate Gallese stop yours to Hawthorn.