Copa America Centenario will have today a pure South American match at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey where Incas and Cafeteros, both managed by Argentinean coaches will fight for a spot in the last four of the tournament.
Despite Peru progressed to the knock-down stage with one draw and two victories, the last one against Brazil left behind a big polemic because the goal that eliminated la selecçao in the group stage for the very first time was scored with the hand by Raúl Ruidíaz.
After defeating the United States in their tournament's debut, Colombia past Paraguay but then suffered a bit from losing against Costa Rica on the last of the Group's fixtures and despite having world-class players in the squad, José Pékerman lads have no shown that quality.
On the other hand, Ricardo "El Tigre" Gareca's squad are having quite of a momentum and they are on the verge to emulate their presentation last year in Chile where they lost to Chile in the semifinal ending third after beating Paraguay in the consolation game.
But is Colombia the team that have dominated the history between them having won 9 out of 18 games with 7 draws. Their last game was the first leg in the South America qualification for Russia 2018 that ended with a Colombian winning 2-0.
The last time the Peruvians beat Colombia was a 1-0 victory fifteen years ago in a game for the Korea and Japan qualification but their good moment gives hopes to the likes of Paolo Guerrero and Christian Cueva to emulate their finest moment in 1975 when La Blanquirroja beat Brazil in semi-finals and Colombia in the final to win their second Copa America title.
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