COPA AMERICA | COLOMBIA - PERU
Colombia and Peru battle for a place in the quarter finals
Two wins, five draws and seven defeats is Colombia’s record in their last 14 encounters with Peru in the Copa America.
The Germán Becker Stadium in Temuco is set to host one of the most highly disputed Copa America matches as Colombia face Peru knowing that defeat may mean an early exit from the tournament. Colombia have recorded just two wins, five draws and seven defeats in their last 14 Copa America head-to-heads against the Peruvian national side. Recent history and form suggests that Pékerman’s team may prevail due to an experienced bunch of players playing football at some of Europe’s top clubs.
After their surprising opening defeat to Venezuela, Colombia recovered and were worthy winners on Wednesday’s game against Brazil. Peru battled to overcome a stubborn ‘Vinotinto’ side in a game that Cueva, Guerrero and Pizarro were key players for the Andean team. Jose Pekerman is expected to play with a similar formation to that of Wednesday and Peruvian coach, Gareca welcomes Farfán back into the team, after recovering from injury that saw him miss the Venezuela win. An entertaining game is guaranteed in Temuco.
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