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The only goal in the confrontation was scored by winger Edison Flores (85 minutes).


A counterattack led by Christian Cueva and identified by Edison Flores in the 85th minute sparked the enthusiasm of Peru on Friday by qualifying directly for the World Cup Qatar, and kept Colombia away from the goal, as it fell in Barranquilla 0-1 in Barranquilla and accumulated six matches without. to win.

With the goal of American midfielder DC United, those led by Ricardo Gareca reached fourth place with 20 units while coffee growers slipped to sixth place with 17.

Peru is due to receive Ecuador in Lima on February 1, and Colombia has to visit Argentina. The hosts had possession of the ball from the start of the match and made the first approach with a skewed shot from Falcao Garcia.

Those led by Gareca withdrew and applied pressure to prevent Colombia from entering the Pedro Galese region.

Along these lines, Blanquirroja’s plan was to recover and look for long-ball Gianluca Lapadula, who fought on the other side of the field with central defenders Yerry Mina and Davinson Sánchez.

However, the Benevento striker received few clean balls, as happened to Andre Carrillo, Sergio Peña and Cristian Cueva, who weighed little in the first stage.

Thus, Colombia managed to approach the goal of Galeese with the headers of James Barrios, Rafael Santos Puri and Matthews Uribe, which ended in a one-on-one match. Between Falcao and Galizzi, the Orlando City goalkeeper won the match.

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In the supplementary phase led by James Rodriguez, the coffee team continued to attack Gareca’s team, who decided to send Flores onto the field for Sergio Peña to modernize their midfield.

As the minutes passed, those led by Ruida lost clarity, while the Peruvians began to feel the wear and tear from the heat and pressure they applied throughout the match.

It was this wear and tear that made Gareca decide to change two of his four defenders: Miguel Araujo came in for Carlos Zambrano and Luis Abram for Marcos Lopez.

With the entry of Stephen Alzat, the coffee team received a second wind and again came dangerously close to the Galleese goal with shots by Miguel Borja who replaced Falcao, and a header from the Peruvian defender prevented him from entering his own net. .

However, in a fatal backlash, the Peruvians opened the scoring. Cueva took the ball to the Colombian territory and leaked the ball to Flores, who hit the ball that entered the local goal with the complicity of David Ospina, who did not interfere in the previous 84 minutes.

In the end, without ideas and without clarity, the Colombians tried to equalize but could not, and now, to qualify for the Qatar World Cup in Qatar, they have to look for a win in their visit to Argentina next Tuesday. (Dr)

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