We will have a great match in Group A this Sunday night, where two teams with totally different circumstances will face one another. The Colombia team will be facing its third match during this Copa América, where the Cafeteros have only scored one goal in this competition, which meant the victory against the Ecuadorian national team. In their last match, they drew goalless against a depleted but struggling Venezuelan team. In contrast, the team coached by the Argentinean tactician Ricardo Gareca fell in their first match in this prestigious continental competition, against the unstoppable Brazilian team, 4-0, so now they will have to correct their performance against a team in need of victories. This duel will be on Sunday, June 20 at 19:00 E.T. at the Olympic Stadium Pedro Ludovico Teixeira; DIRECTV Sports will broadcast the same.
5 interesting facts between the two sides ahead of Sunday’s clash:
1. Ricardo Gareca, at the helm of the Peruvian national team, has not been able to defeat the Colombian national team (4D, 4L).
2. Both teams have faced each other in Copa América a total of 16 times, where Peru has only lost 2 times, they have drawn 7 times, the same number of times they have won.
3. When both teams have faced each other on neutral ground, Colombia has won 3 matches, while Peru has won only two and has accumulated six draws.
4. In 57 total head-to-head encounters, Peru has 15 wins, 22 draws, and 20 victories for the Colombian team.
5. The last meeting between the two was on June 3, when Colombia defeated the Peruvian team 3-0.
Let’s review the best plays from the last match between the two: (Video courtesy of CONMEBOL).
Here is the latest news on both teams ahead of Sunday’s match:
Colombia: The Cafetero is second in Group A with four points, two behind Brazil. Its first presentation won by the minimum against Ecuador, and in Date 2 lost two important points against Venezuela after a 0-0 draw in the ninety minutes. Reinaldo Rueda’s team does not show magnificent soccer, but a victory against Peru would be enough to enter the next stage. Against the Vinotinto, they were far superior, but they did not manage to take the lead in the scoreboard, something they should have achieved beforehand.
Peru: The Peruvian National Team coached by Ricardo Gareca has just lost to the top candidate for the title in an exaggerated 4-0, where the team did not make a foot during the ninety minutes, and Brazil, with a couple of arrivals, managed to overcome the Peruvian team, who was making its debut in this competition, where they will now seek to score their first points against a tough team, but which they already know after the recent defeat recently in the qualifiers.
Here are the best plays of the last match of the Peruvian national team: (Video courtesy: Copa América).