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Jun 21, 2015 at 8pm UK at Estadio Municipal German Becker, Temuco

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.

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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
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