Monday, August 2, 2021

Copa America soccer: Brazil score controversial 2-1 victory against Colombia

In Copa America soccer, Brazil scored a controversial 2-1 victory against Colombia after struggling most of the match to answer a magnificent bicycle-kick goal by Luis Diaz.

First it was Roberto Firmino equaliser in the second-half that glanced off Argentine referee Nestor Pitana, and Colombia heatedly argued afterward that play should have been stopped.

And then it was unmarked Casemiro who scored a winner deep into stoppage time that created a furore in Columbia camp.

Colombia with four points from as many matches in Group B has, however, secured a spot in the quarter-finals.

Peru came back from a two-goal deficit to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout phase with a 2-2 draw against Ecuador at Goiania, Brazil.

Celta Vigo midfielder Renato Tapia gifted Ecuador the perfect start by sliding the ball into his own net, before Ayrton Preciado doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time.

Peru struck just after the restart through Gianluca Lapadula, while Andre Carrillo put Peru on level terms five minutes later.

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