Peru beat Paraguay in shootout, Peru in Copa America semis


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Goiania: Peru in the semi-finals of the Copa America. Paraguay won 3-3, while Peru won 4-3 in the shootout.

Paraguay opened the scoring in the 11th minute through Gomez. However, in the 21st minute, Gustavo beat Paraguay. Peru opened the scoring through Gustavo Gomez.

Lapuda extended Peru’s lead to 2-0 in the 40th minute. Paraguay were reduced to 10 men when Gustavo was sent off in the first half.

But just as the second half began, Paraguay equalized. Alonso scored in the 54th minute. However, in the 80th minute, Yoshimar shook the net and it looked as if Peru would win. In the 85th minute, Carillo of Peru was shown a red card and sent off. However, in the 90th minute, Paraguay equalized through Avalos and the game went into a shootout.

Romero, Alonso and Pierce Morta found the target on penalties, but neither Samudi nor Espino Martinez found the target. Yotun, Tapia, Travoko and Lapadula all netted on penalties for Peru.