MX23RW : Saturday, July 24 02:11:01| >> :600:928525:928525:
Jun 21, 2015 at 8pm UK at Estadio Municipal German Becker, Temuco
Colombia
0-0
Peru
FT

Result: Colombia held by Peru in Copa America Group C clash

Colombia's hopes of advancing to the quarter-finals of the Copa America rest in the balance as they are held to a goalless draw by Peru in their Group C clash.

Colombia have been held to a stalemate by Peru in their final Copa America Group C game leaving their fate in the competition in the balance.

Peru's forward Paolo Guerrero (L) and Colombia's defender Jeison Murillo vie for the ball during their 2015 Copa America football championship match, in Temuco, Chile, on June 21, 2015© Getty Images

Jose Pekerman's men had a great chance to take the lead in the opening stages of the match when Radamel Falcao turned his man and drilled a low effort towards the bottom corner, but Pedro Gallese was there to make a fine save.

Colombia threatened again minutes later when Falcao threaded a through-ball into the path of Santiago Arias, who burst into the box down the left inside channel, but his strike went into the side-netting.

Peru almost found the net before the break when Claudio Pizarro picked out the run of Paolo Guerrero in the box, but the forward pulled his strike wide of the post.

In the second half, Ricardo Gareca's men pushed forward on a counter-attack as Joel Sanchez intercepted the ball in midfield, but his low drive at goal only hit the side-netting.

Sanchez had another opportunity moments later as Colombia were guilty of giving the ball away once more, but David Ospina bailed his teammates out with a fine diving stop.

Pekerman's side responded to the threat when James Rodriguez and Teofilo Gutierrez combined to create an opening for the Real Madrid man. Rodriguez's shot was well saved by Gallese, but the loose ball fell to Jackson Martinez, although he blasted the ball wide.

Both sides pushed in the dying minutes, but neither could break the deadlock, which was enough to see Peru reach the quarter-finals of the competition, while Colombia need either Brazil or Venezuela to record a victory in their match later today in order to advance.

ID:229526: cacheID:229526:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:4383:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Peru's forward Paolo Guerrero (L) and Colombia's defender Jeison Murillo vie for the ball during their 2015 Copa America football championship match, in Temuco, Chile, on June 21, 2015
Read Next:
Live Commentary: Colombia 0-0 Peru - as it happened
>

rhs 2.0
Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
AfghanistanAfghanistan0000
Albania national flagAlbania0000
AlgeriaAlgeria 0000
American Samoa flagAmerican Samoa0000
Andorra flagAndorra0000
Great BritainGreat Britain0000
Today's Olympic highlights header

Saturday's key events


ROWING
· Two-time Olympic gold medallist and comeback queen Helen Glover teams up with Polly Swan in the heats of the women's pair (12.30am-4.30am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Two-time Rio gold medallist Max Whitlock leads Team GB's charge in the men's qualification, while Rhys McClenaghan flies the flag for Ireland (2am-2pm)

SHOOTING
· The first gold medal of the Games will be awarded in the Air Rifle women's final (from 2.45am)

CYCLING
· The men's road race should be a wide-open thriller, with Team GB among those going for gold (3am-10am)

TENNIS
· Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are among the names in action on the opening day of tennis (from 3am)

SWIMMING
· Adam Peaty and many others get their Olympics campaigns underway on the opening day of swimming (11am-12.50pm)

FOOTBALL
· Team GB's women try to make it two wins from two against hosts Japan (11.30am)
· Netherlands and Brazil, who scored 15 goals between them on matchday one, face off (12pm)
· World champions USA look to bounce back from a shock opening defeat against New Zealand (12.30pm)

> Today's schedule in full
Todays Game Header Right
Olympic Games Women's Football
Taca da Liga
Scottish League Cup
Pre-Season Friendlies
Belgian Pro League
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Swedish Allsvenskan
Danish Superliga
Finnish Veikkausliiga
Belarusian Premier League
2.Bundesliga
Ligue 2
Major League Soccer
Brasileiro
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
Chinese Super League
J1 League
Tables

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!