Copa America 2021: The Friday Recap


Friday, July 2
Peru 3 Paraguay 3 (Goals: Lapadula 21, 40, Yotun 80; Gomez 11, Alonso 54, Avalos 90); Red cards: Paraguay -- Gomez 45+3; Peru -- Carillo 85)

Friday, July 2
Brazil 1 Chile 0 (Goal: Paqueta 46; Red card: Brazil -- Gabriel Jesus 48)


The 31-year-old Gianluca Lapadula, who scored twice in Peru's quarterfinal win, was born and raised in Italy. He became a Peruvian national team player last year, eligible thanks to his Peruvian mother. He scored his first Peru goal in its group stage tie with Ecuador.

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Orlando City goalkeeper Pedro Gallese saved Alberto Espínola's spot kick, setting the stage for Miguel Trauco's decider for Peru's 4-3 shootout win over Paraguay after a 3-3 tie in regulation time.

Paraguay playmaker Miguel Almirón, MLS Cup 2018 champ with Atlanta United, missed the game because of an injury suffered in the loss to Uruguay in its Paraguay's last group game.

• Brazil advanced with a 1-0 win, Lucas Paqueta finishing a nifty buildup and Brazil holding on after Gabriel Jesus' 48th minute ejection.

Brazil beat Peru, 3-1, in the 2019 Copa America final.

Saturday, July 3
6 pm ET Uruguay-Colombia, FS2, Univision, TUDN
9 pm ET Argentina-Ecuador, FS1, Univision, TUDN

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