Peru beat Paraguay to clinch third place at Copa

04 July,2015

RTNN News Desk: Striker Paolo Guerrero scored his fourth goal of the Copa America as Peru beat Paraguay 2-0 to finish in third place for the second consecutive edition of the tournament.

Guerrero set up his side's opening goal in the 48th minute, heading down a Christian Cueva corner for midfielder Andre Carrillo to score.

He then swept home a right foot shot in the 89th minute to seal a deserved victory for Peru. Guerrero has now scored seven of Peru`s last 10 goals at the Copa America.

He scored a hat-trick against Bolivia in the quarter-finals and did the same against Venezuela in Peru`s final match of the 2011 Copa, when Peru also finished third.

His goal on Friday left him as joint top scorer in the tournament alongside Chile`s Eduardo Vargas.

The hosts face Argentina in Saturday`s final, seeking their first title in the 99-year-history of the competition.

 

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