The 2011 Copa América knockout stage started heating up on Saturday with Peru’s 2-0 extra time win over Colombia through two superbly taken goals, and got white hot a little later in the day with a brilliant match between great rivals Argentina and Uruguay, which finished in a 1-1 draw, and which Uruguay – sixty-one years to the day after they beat Brazil in the Maracanã to win the 1950 World Cup – won 5-4 on penalties to advance to play Peru in the semi-final. Sergio Batista’s Argentina, many people’s pre-tournament favourites, are out, having never really hit the notes they should have been capable of. The highlights are right here.
Copa América Argentina 2011, Sat 16th July, quarter-finals
Colombia 0 – 2 Peru (AET)
Argentina 1 – 1 Uruguay (AET; Uruguay win 4-5 on penalties)
Uruguay and Peru will thus face off in the first semi-final, to be played in La Plata on Tuesday night.
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