Colombia beat Peru in the Copa America third place to win the bronze medal in the 2021 Copa America thanks to Luis Diaz’s brace as they came from behind to win 3-2. Luis Diaz scored a stunning 25-yard injury-time winner to help his country, Colombia, beat Peru 3-2 in their Copa America third-place play-off.
Luis Diaz Scored Two to Help Colombia Beat Peru
In the first half of the game, Peru went in front through Yoshimar Yotun goal, but Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado levelled the scores in the second half of the game with a free-kick shortly after the game break. Diaz then put his side in front before Gianluca Lapadula’s 82nd-minute header levelled the match again.
A penalty shootout looked on the cards, but Diaz scored in the 94th minute. The team captain Juan Cuadrado speaking after the match, said: “We’re happy – it was important to finish by winning.” He also said: “I’m happy with how we reacted [to going behind] and how we went after the result.”
Argentina, who beat Colombia on penalties in their semi-final, will host Brazil in the finals on Sunday.