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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Copa America : Argentina 1-1 Uruguay - Uruguay win on penalties

Uruguay reached the Copa America semifinals after beating Argentina 5-4 in a penalty shootout, following a 1-1 draw after extra time.

Uruguay took the lead in the 5th minute after Diego Forlan's free kick from the left was headed back across goal by defender Martin Caceres and midfielder Diego Perez slid in to score.

Argentina equalised 11 minutes later when Lionel Messi sent in a curling cross towards the far post where Gonzalo Higuain ghosted in behind the defence to score with a downward header.

Uruguay were reduced to 10 men in the 38th minute when Diego Perez received a saecond yellow card, while Argentina captain Mascherano was sent off in the 87th minute also for a second booking.

With no goals in extra time, it went to penalties and Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera won the match when he stopped Carlos Tevez's effort in the shootout.

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