The Peruvian national soccer team defeated the Colombian team on Friday with a score of one goal for zero, with which it rose to fourth place in the general table and closer to qualifying for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
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The player Edison Flores came on in the 46th minute for Sergio Peña, who had started in midfield accompanying Yoshimar Yotún, ahead of the recuperator Renato Tapia.
With five minutes to go before the regulation 90, Flores ended up sending a ball on loan from the talented Christian Cueva to the back of the net.
Colombia had taken the initiative in most of the match and dominated in possession of the ball with 69 percent, in shots with 30, corner kicks with 14, but a single shot between the three sticks was enough for Peru to take all three. points and place fourth overall with 20 points and leave Colombia anchored with 17 units in sixth place.
Goalkeeper and captain Pedro Gallese, defender Alexander Callens, Tapia and Cueva shone for the Andean squad from an individual point of view. For the strong Colombian team, the special mention goes to former Real Madrid James Rodríguez.
The red wine thrashes Bolivia with a hat-trick by Rondón
The Venezuelan soccer team had one of the best performances of the current World Cup qualifying tournament on Friday, beating its similar team from Bolivia by four goals to one.
In the first official victory of the era of José Pékerman as technical director of the national team, the red wine dominated the game in every way, from possession with 55 percent to shots with 23, of which nine were towards the rival goal .
From an individual point of view, the striker for Everton FC in the English league, Salomón Rondón, scored a hat-trick, taking the greatest credit for the victory, although it is worth highlighting the performances of Darwin Machís (the other scorer of the day for the Venezuelan side ) and midfielder Rómulo Otero, who played at a very high level and provided an assist.
Although it is true that the Bolivian team was left with one less by the red to Leonel Justiniano in the 60th minute for violent behavior, this expulsion did not have much to do with the result because, at that point, the game was already dominated by Venezuela who commanded by three annotations to one.
The Venezuela-Bolivia was the last match of the 15th qualifying round that was played between this Thursday and Friday, leaving results such as the draw between Ecuador and Brazil, the victory of Uruguay against Paraguay by one to zero and the defeat of Chile against the Argentinian albiceleste by two goals to one.
In the places of honor in the general table are Brazil and Argentina with 36 and 32 points respectively. Ecuador follows with 24 units, Peru with 20 and Uruguay with 19, which closes the classification zone. Positions six to eight are occupied by Colombia (17 points), Chile (16) and Bolivia (15). The team from Paraguay closes the table with 13 points and Venezuela with 10.
On an individual level, the tournament’s top scorer continues to be Bolivian Marcelo Moreno with nine goals, followed by Neymar with seven and Leo Messi with six.