Suarez brace sees Uruguay defeat Peru to advance to final

Suarez brace sees Uruguay defeat Peru to advance to final

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Suarez brace sees Uruguay defeat Peru to advance to final

Luis Suarez 1 (Reuters)

By FRANCO PANIZO

Uruguay's strong run of form continued in the Copa America semifinals, and Peru was Los Charruas' latest victim.

Uruguay stayed unbeaten at the Copa America and reached the tournament final on Tuesday night, beating Peru 2-0 on a pair of goals from Luis Suarez scored five minutes apart.

Having played to a 1-1 draw in group play earlier in the tournament, Uruguay and Peru were in a similar circumstance as Tuesday's semifinal went into halftime scoreless.

But seven minutes after the intermission Uruguay jumped out in front when Suarez capitalized on an error by goalkeeper Raul Fernandez. Suarez doubled the lead minutes later, getting behind the Peruvian back line and racing in on goal alone before getting by an oncoming Fernandez and shooting the ball into an empty net. Peru lost any chance at a comeback when Juan Manuel Vargas was ejected in the 68th minute for a blatant elbow on Walter Gargano.

The win places Uruguay, which finished fourth in last summer's World Cup, in the final on July 24 against the victor of Wednesday's Paraguay-Venezuela clash. Peru will play the loser of the semifinal match for third place on July 23.

Here are highlight's from Uruguay's 2-0 win:

 

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