The Peruvian National Team finished in fourth place in the America Cup after losing 3-2 to Colombia. Undoubtedly, The contest left important conclusions for Ricardo Gareca considering that he will have to face the Qualifiers heading to Qatar 2022. However, in the duel there were aspects that cost Peru to stay with third place.
The first half of the game was even and Peru managed to leave with the difference in favor. Even the construction of the goal was in the Peruvian style. First, Sergio Peña and a hat and then make a good game change. Then, the pass to Yoshimar Yotún who defined in the best way. Until that moment, the Peruvian National Team was not in trouble.
However, the start of the second half was not as expected. Strategist Reinaldo Rueda reconsidered and removed Cardona. In this way, it made Peru uncomfortable and imposed its conditions. Thus, Peru was disoriented and with players who lowered their yields. Even Christian Cueva had to be modified.
On the other hand, the final minutes of the game were decisive. Peru had achieved the tie, but Luis Díaz appeared to sentence the match. The defense was confident and no one came out to pressure Colombia who finished off to make it 3-2 in the game.
On the other hand, Renato Tapia’s departure due to injury was felt at certain times. The steering wheel is very important for the tactical order of Peru.