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Copa America

  • July 16, 2011
  • • 20:00
  • • Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, Ciudad de Córdoba, Provincia de Córdoba
  • Referee: F. Chacon

Copa America preview: Colombia - Peru

Copa America preview: Colombia - Peru

The first quarter-final clash of the Copa America sees Group A winner Colombia face their neighbours to the south, who finished as the top third-placed team

Colombia: Martinez; Zuniga, Yepes, Perea, Armero; Sanchez, Guarin, Aguilar, Moreno, Ramos; Falcao.


Colombia will opt for the same starting XI that earned a 2-0 victory over Bolivia in their last outing, with star striker Radamel Falcao leading the attack.

Peru: Libman, Acasiete, Vilchez, Carmona, Rodriguez; Vargas, Cruzado, Labonton, Balbin; Guerrero, Advincula.

Juan Manuel Vargas and Paolo Guerrero are the main changes from the squad that fell 1-0 to Chile. The stars are back after receiving a breather in the final game having already qualified for the quarter-finals.


  • Colombia won Group A with seven points, sending them to Cordoba for the quarter-final contest.
  • The South Americans are the only team not to have conceded thus far in the Copa.
  • In the last two competitive meetings, Colombia won one and drew the other against Peru in the Conmebol 2010 World Cup Qualifiers.
  • A win would take Colombia to their first semi-finals since 2004 when they lost to Argentina 3-0.
  • Falcao is Colombia's top scorer with two goals after bagging a brace in the 2-0 win over Bolivia to finish out their group stage matches. 
  • The winner of the contest will play the winner of Argentina and Uruguay in the next round for a spot in the final. 
  • Peru advanced to the quarter-finals as the top third-placed team with four points.
  • The Peruvians have made the quarter-finals six consecutive times in the Copa America.
  • Peru have not made it to the semi-finals since the 1997 tournament when they beat Argentina 2-1 in the quarter-finals before losing 7-0 to Brazil in the last four.
  • Paolo Guerrero has scored both of Peru's goals in the tournament so far.
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Editor's Prediction

Colombia's defence has been the best out of any team thus far in the Copa America. If they can make it four consecutive games without allowing a goal, the attack led by Radamel Falcao should be able to convert on a couple chances and secure their participation in the semi-finals.

Last Five Matches

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Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Colombia COL
Colombia Colombia
Peru PER
Peru Peru

Top 3 Predictions

Colombia COL
2 - 0
Peru PER
Colombia COL
2 - 1
Peru PER
Colombia COL
1 - 0
Peru PER