Peru beat Paraguay in Copa America to clinch third position

AFP
Published Jul 5, 2015, 5:51 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 4:00 pm IST
Paolo Guerrero and Andre Carrillo scored to help Peru complete 2-0 victory
The team of Peru poses with their medals after winning the soccer match against Paraguay for the third place of the Copa America. Peru defeated Paraguay 2-0 (Photo: AP)
 The team of Peru poses with their medals after winning the soccer match against Paraguay for the third place of the Copa America. Peru defeated Paraguay 2-0 (Photo: AP)

Concepcion (Chile): Paolo Guerrero fired Peru to a third place play-off victory over Paraguay here Friday to stay in the hunt for Copa America tournament top-scorer honours. The Flamengo striker, top-scorer at the 2011 Copa America, bagged his fourth goal of this year’s tournament with a late strike as Peru completed a 2-0 victory.

The goal saw Guerrero join Chile’s Eduardo Vargas as joint top-scorer.The 31-year-old’s 25th international goal has also edged him closer to overhauling Peru legend Teofilo Cubillas’s national record of 26 goals.

 

Peru’s other goal came from Andre Carrillo in the 48th minute. A dangerous corner by Peru’s highly rated midfielder Christian Cueva was headed into the path of Carrillo by Paraguay’s Raul Bobadilla.  

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