The Colombians pushed to the attack early on, and they went ahead in the 7th minute when Hugo Rodallega slotted in a rebound after Leao Butron couldn’t hold a powerful drive from midfielder Fabian Vargas.After going ahead Colombia looked to extend their minimal lead, and they created enough opportunities to do so, but couldn’t capitalize.Peru knew that they had to pick up their game immediately in order to stand a chance against the much superior Colombians, and after a period of heavy pressure they drew level in the 39th minute through Juan Carlos Marino, who slid the ball into the back of the net from close range after confusion in the Colombia area.In the second half both teams created enough opportunities to win the match. Peru seemed much more dangerous when moving forward, and the likes of Jose Paulo Guerrero and Marino were a constant threat to the Colombian defense.However, Colombia also looked dangerous when moving forward, and although they lacked imagination in their midfield each time they attacked the Peruvians from the wings, it was clear that they created huge problems.Towards the end of the match Colombia tested Peru with a couple of dangerous free-kicks, while Nolberto Solano almost snatched the three points for the home side, when he unleashed a spectacular volley that was cleared off the line by Ruben Dario Bustos.At the end both teams seemed happy with a share of the points, as after all it was a fair reflection of what occured on the field of play during the ninety minutes.
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