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WATCH: Suarez misses penalty, Peru stuns Uruguay

WATCH: Suarez misses crucial penalty as Peru stuns Uruguay to reach Copa America semis

June 29, 2019 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
La Celeste are out of the 2019 Copa America!

Peru has staged the 2019 Copa America's biggest upset yet by eliminating one of the competition's favorites Uruguay in a Round of 16 clash. Saturday's encounter saw Los Incas progress to the semi-final with victory from penalty shootouts after the regular proceeding ended in stalemates.

It was La Celeste superstar Luis Suarez who emerged the villain with Peru shot-stopper Pedro Gallese saving the Barcelona forward's attempt at goal. Prior to his mishap, the 32-year-old forward as well as Edinson Cavani both had a goal ruled offside while their team chased a winner inside the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador.

With Peru progressing to the last eight as one of the two best third-placed teams in the tournament, only a handful would have predicted a semi-final berth for Ricardo Gareca's side. Nonetheless, the men in red and white will now take on Chile on July 4.

Meanwhile, a visibly distraught Luis Suarez was pictured shedding tears amid the turn of events. The Barcelona star was responsible for two of Uruguay's goals at the 2019 Copa America.

Watch Suarez's penalty miss below:

 

 


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