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  • Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero (9) jumps over Colombian defense Jeferson Murillo (22)

    Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero (9) jumps over Colombian defense Jeferson Murillo (22) | Photo: Reuters

Published 21 June 2015

After drawing in a goalless match, Colombia's future in the tournament is uncertain.

Peru became the sixth team to gain its entry to Copa America's quarter finals, after a goalless draw with Colombia on Sunday.

With the first shot fired by Colombian forward Radamel Falcao at the third minute, and Colombia pressured to obtain a victory, the match looked as if would be heated.

By the 6th minute, Colombia had one of the clearest opportunities throughout the match, when Real Madrid's (Spain) James Rodriguez passed the ball to Pablo Armero for a powerful strike. Peruvian goalkeeper Pedro Gallese managed to block the ball.

However, neither team would get close to scoring until the 34th minute, when Peru's forward Carlos Lobaton tried a long distance shot.

At the 42nd minute, again, Peru came close to scoring, with a powerful shot by Flamengo (Brazil) striker Paolo Guerrero.

Shortly after the second half kick-off, again Peru led the offensive, with two clear dangerous shots by forward Joel Sanchez, with Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina flying to the rescue.

By the 68th minute, James lobbed a powerful strike which seemed destined for the net, but Gallese again blocked the ball.

As the match developed, Colombia – in need of a victory to qualify – stepped up its attack. Despite dominating the ball, Peru's defense closed tight, leaving Colombia baffled and in need of ideas to break the wall.

Peru managed to resist throughout the second half, but once the 90th minute had began, the referee announced four more minutes of added time.

With the announcement, Colombia doubled its efforts. At the 91st minute, forward Jackson Martinez led the attack and got close to the goalkeeper but failed to deliver an accurate goal.

The last attempt was made by forward Victor Ibarbo who tried an accurate strong shot at the last minute, with Peruvian goal keeper Gallese barely saving it

Now Colombia's future is uncertain, with the team depending on the result of Brazil and Venezuela's match on Sunday.

Colombian forward James Rodriguez criticized his team after the game, while speaking to the press, saying they had played poorly against Peru.

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