Uruguay vs Colombia Highlights

Uruguay vs Colombia Highlights as Jefferson Lerma scored the only goal of the game to knock out the Celeste

Colombia reached the finals of 2024 Copa America after beating Uruguay 1-0 in the last-four on Wednesday. Jefferson Lerma struck the only goal of the game for Los Cafeteros before Daniel Munoz saw red. The Celeste couldn’t find their way back into the game after the break despite their numerical advantage and saw their hopes of a first title since 2011 dashed. Colombia takes on Argentina in the finals on Sunday.

Uruguay vs Colombia Highlights

1′ – KICKOFF! Colombia get the ball rolling in Charlotte

10′ – Munoz recovers the ball from Araujo, who looked to make an attempt

17′ – WIDE! Nunez bursts into Colombia’s box after taking a pass from Valverde into his stride but his shot flew wide

22′ – WIDE AGAIN! Nunez comes close again but his effort misses the target one more time

27′ – MISS! Another great chance for Nunez went begging

39′ – GOAL! Colombia goes in front after Lerma heads home a corner from Rodriguez

45’+1 – RED CARD! Colombia are down to 10 men after Munoz is shown a second yellow

HALF-TIME: Uruguay 0-1 Colombia

46′ – Uruguay get the second half underway

48′ – MISS! A huge opportunity for Santi Arias goes begging

59′ – Rios goes down in a heap and needs medical treatment

67′ – OFFSIDE! Nunez finally musters a shot on target but is offside in the buildup

75′ MISS! Valverde fired a low shot but it barely missed the near-post

88′ – MISS! A defensive error by Uruguay allows Uribe to come within a chance of scoring and sealing the deal for Colombia but he slices it wide

90’+4′ OFF THE BAR! Uribe with another chance but this time it comes off the bar

90’+7′ – FULL-TIME! URUGUAY 0-1 COLOMBIA

Key Moment Of The Game

Jefferson Lerma headed home a corner from James Rodriguez to give Colombia the lead in the 39th minute, slipping it past Uruguayan goalkeeper Sergio Rochet. It eventually proved enough for Los Cafeteros to advance into the finals.

Man Of The Match – James Rodriguez

With his sixth assist of the competition tonight, it’s safe to say James Rodriguez is having a stellar campaign. It’s reminiscent of his 2014 FIFA World Cup wherein he struck as many goals and shot himself to stardom. Having fallen off the perch in recent years, the former Real Madrid star has reclaimed his mojo to play a key role in guiding his nation to their first Copa America finals since winning the tournament in 2001.

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