[COPA AMERICA] Paraguay could count its lucky stars as it booked its place in Sunday's Copa America final against Uruguay thanks to a 5-3 shootout win over Venezuela, which was making its first appearance in the final four. Chivas USA's Alejandro Moreno was one of three Venezuelans to hit the woodwork during regulation.
Goalkeeper Justo Villar's save on Franklin Lucena's shot from the penalty spot decided the shootout.
Moreno hit the woodwork late in the first half, and Miku and Juan Fernando Arango struck the frame in second-half stoppage time.
Venezuela's Oswaldo Vizcaronndo had a goal called back for a questionable offside.
Paraguay had Jonathan Santana sent off in overtime.
The win moved Paraguay into the final for the first time since it won the 1979 title thanks to future New York Cosmos stars Julio Cesar Romero and Roberto Cabanas.