FULL-TIME: Peru 1-0 Venezuela
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Peru - Venezuela
Copa América - 19 June 2015
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Peru were cruelly denied a point in their opener against Brazil, with Douglas Costa scoring in stoppage time. But this time around it looks like they will hold on for three crucial points.
This result will put Group C on a knife-edge. All four teams will be on three points with two games played each. The final round of games will make for very interesting viewing.
Venezuela haven't made much of an attacking impression in this second half, but they have been given four additional minutes at the end of the game to create one last chance.
Four minutes of stoppage time to be played at the end of the second half.
Peru sub: Claudio Pizarro OFF, Yoshimar Yotun ON.
Guerrero has done a good job of winning some petty fouls in good areas of the pitch as Peru try to see out this game and this win. There wasn't much in this one, but again - just enough for a foul.
Indeed, there is the change from Sanvicente and he has thrown on striker Miku for the final few moments of this game. He has 20 international goals to his name, so carries a threat.
Peru sub: Christian Cueva OFF, Paolo Hurtado ON.
Venezuela sub: Luis Manuel Seijas ON, Miku OFF.
Peru are now doing a good job of moving the ball through the midfield and generally killing the game. Venezuela are having to do a lot of chasing and with their man disadvantage, that doesn't suit them.
Here comes another change from Sanvicente. He needs to give his side more of a threat in attack as they chase an equaliser which would seem them claim top spot in Group C.
Now it's Peru's turn to take the ball to the corner flag in an attempt to run down the clock and bring them closer to the final whistle. Venezuela concede the freekick there through Seijas.
So can Venezuela find a way back into this game in the final 10 minutes or so? They hav struggled to make much of an impression in the final third after the sending off of Amorebieta.
Guerrero also deserves credit for the way he managed to squeeze the through ball to Pizarro for the goal. There was very little space to work with inside the box, but he managed it.
Pizarro was the replacement for Farfan in this team after the latter was forced to withdraw with injury, but the former Bayern Munich man has certainly proved an able deputy tonight.
It didn't look like Peru were going to find a way through - especially through the middle of the pitch - but credit to them, they stuck with it and found a breakthrough. Great finish too.
Venezuela sub: Juan Arango OFF, Josef Martinez ON.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Peru 1 (74 mins - Claudio Pizarro) Venezuela 0. We have the breakthrough, finally! Guerrero's touch creates the space for Pizarro inside the area, who smashes a finish in off the underside of the bar.
Sometimes the passing play from Peru is just a little too static. They need some movement in the final third. Their strikers aren't providing much of an outlet in attack.
There is an urgency from Peru as they get things started again from a goal kick. They have less than 20 minutes now to find a winner in a game that have had the upper hand in for a long time.
A booking is flashed at Pizarro for mouthing off at the referee, and that is just an illustration at how the frustration is starting to reach boiling point for Peru here. They can't find a breakthrough.
YELLOW CARD: Claudio Pizarro (Peru)
Peru still look like they're trying to overplay this at times. They should be moving it out wide more often and testing the Venezuela backline with some crosses, but they're being intricate.
This time Vargas decides to take the shot on from the best part of 25 yards out. There was power in the effort from the left-back, but his effort flashes just past the far post. Decent try.
Venezuela are slipping deeper and deeper as this second half wares on. More and more their approach is based on the counter attack, with Rondon their only outlet on the break.
Peru need to take a few more shots on goal. They are trying too hard to create the perfect goalscoring opportunity. This time Sanchez plays the pass when he should have shot.
Peru lose the ball, with Arango picking a pass for Rondon. The striker had the chance to beat the last man, but he didn't have the pace to get away from Zambrano. What an opportunity.
Advincula is giving Peru a real threat down the right side, with Gareca's side finally recognising that they always have a man over on the wings. They need to use it to overload Venezuela.
What a ball that was from Advincula! He smashed one across the six yard box, somehow missing everyone inside the penalty area. Peru really should have had someone gambling on that.
Guerrero does really well to beat two men at the byline, but his cross into the penalty area has too much weight on it and there are no takes in the centre of the danger area.
But while this game remains goalless, Venezuela will still have it at the forefront of their mind that if they can grab a goal then they will have pretty much put one foot in the next round.
The change at the break has given Peru more threat, but they would be wide to use it more. They are still trying to thread things through the centre of the pitch, where it is congested.
I get the feeling that Peru are starting to ramp things up now. They have possession of the ball pretty much solely in the Venezuelan half, as they try to find a way through in the final third.
That would have been rather special if that had found the net. Pizarro sticks out a backhell to send a cross towards goal on the volley. But it drops behind the goal, with Baroja unconcerned.
A win for Peru here would leave Group C very nicely poised. It would leave every team - Brazil, Coiombia, Peru and Venezuela - on three points after two games played each. Interesting.
Not for the first time, Guerrero is not happy with the referee. The Peru striker feels that he was barged in the back as he went for a header, but the referee didn't see anything wrong.
While the change at the break has given Peru more width in attack, it has also made them more open at the back. Venezuela are having some joy in coming forward in this half.
Just for a moment he looked clean through! Rondon's touch in behind the final man was good, but Zambrano does really well to recover and make the challenge on the Venezuelan striker.
ON TO THE ROOF OF THE NET! Guerrero was always backtracking but his header towards goal has Baroja worried. But he only succeeds in putting the header on top of the net.
Good play from Cueva! The Peruvian cuts inside and beats two Venezuelan defenders before striking towards goal. But in the end there are too many bodies in front of him, and the block is made.
What can Venezuela produce in the final third? They still have the likes of Arango, Rondon and Rincon, so they certainly still retain a threat in attack. Can they use it, though?
NOT FAR AWAY! Pizarro stoops to meet a Vargas cross into the box. The Bayern Munich man heads a glancing effort towards goal but it flashes over the bar at the near post.
So Gareca has made a change at the half. That alteraion should see Peru switch to a 4-4-2 formation, which will give them more presence in the final third. Peru are going for it!
Peru sub: Carlos Lobaton OFF, Yordy Reyna ON.
Venezuela had the better of the opening 45 minutes, until they were reduced to 10 men following the sending off of Amorebieta. So does that mean Peu have the advantage in this half?
The second half is under way! It's still goalless between Peru and Venezuela at the Copa America.
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HALF-TIME: Peru 0-0 Venezuela. A compelling half of football. Venezuela were in charge until the sending off, but that has completely changed the complexion of this match.
One minute of stoppage time to be played at the end of the first half.
This contest has heated up nicely now. There has been a real tension to the match since the sending off, with Peru picking up a couple yellow cards of their own. What odds on another red?
Sanvicente has actually chosen to make the change before the break. Vargas is understandably disappointed to be brought off, but Venezuela need anoher defender on the pitch.
Venezuela sub: Ronald Vargas OFF, Gabriel Cichero ON
YELLOW CARD: Carlos Lobaton (Peru)
Sanvincente has a big decision to make at the break. Does he now tighten things up with Amorebieta? Or does he change the shape of his team to compensate, shuffling the pack?
YELLOW CARD: Josepmir Ballon (Peru)
Pizarro climbs higher than anyone inside the area to beat the Venezuelan defence to a header from a corner kick. He heads straight at the keeper but the referee blows up for a foul.
That sending off completely changes the complexion of this match. Up until that point Venezuela had been the better team, but now they are a man down and have given Peru the momentum.
There's no doubt that Guerrero was stood on by Amorebieta. The Peruvian striker has studs marks on his thigh to prove so. But was the stamp from the Venezuelan deliberate? The referee thought so.
A huge decision that will have a big impact on this match. Amorebieta was involved in a challenge with Guerrero, but the Venezuela defender looked to stamp on the Peru player on the ground.
RED CARD! Fernando Amorebieta (Venezuela)
As it turned out Guerra's touch let him down. Rondon won the knock down to set him clean through on goal, but Gallese comes off his line to smother the striker 16 yards out from goal.
It was a nice idea from Cueva, taking the ball on his chest on the left wing before whipping a cross into the box, but the delivery was too close to the Venezuela goalkeeper.
Guerrero was almost on to that! The ball was meant for Pizarro, but his miscontrol almost gave his teammate something to run on to. But the challenge is made inside the box by Tunez.
That was well defended by Ascues. Guerra played a wicked cross into the Peruvian penalty area, but the central defender was on hand to make the clearing header under pressure.
The last few minutes have been rather stop-start, with the two teams suffered a few knocks and bruises. This time it's Guerra who is down on the turf gathering himself after a clash.
Of course, Venezuela could take a massive step towards the quarter-finals with a victory here. A win would put them at the top of the group standings with six points after two games.
Pizarro also came into this game with something of an injury. Guerrero is back on his feet and running around, but this Peru starting lineup is starting to look more and more makeshift.
This is a concern for Guerrero. The striker is down on the turf after a coming together with Seijas. Peru have already lost Farfan to injury. They can't afford to lose another forward.
That wasn't the most convincing goalkeeping from Gallese. The cross came in deep to the back post looking for Rondon. The keeper flapped at it but actually managed to clear the danger.
This has been an entertaining watch so far, but we're just lacking that final pass in the final third. Rondon has looked the most likely to provide a cutting edge, but even he has missed his best chance.
Venezuela are finding plenty joy down the right side. That's where their play is flowing through, with Vargas and Arango doing well to make the most of the space that's being left out there.
Vargas comes close to threading through Guerra. He cut across the edge of the box and played a goal into the channel, but it was slightly too strong and it drifts out for a goal kick.
The Peruvian crowd appeal for a handball by Tunez inside the penalty area. It was telling that none of the actual players protested, and replays show that it didn't warrant a spot kick.
Peru are an impressive team to watch from the pressing side of things. They might not dictate the majority of possession, but when they don't have it they try to win it back as quick as possible.
Cueva is off the pitch at the moment receiving treatment for a head injury. He fell into a Venezuelan defender, but the referee has decided to start play again with him off the field.
It's also worth noting that in the first game against Colombia, Arango was very impressive. He might be well into his thirties now, but the playmaker is still a class act.
Pizarro comes into this game on the back of a dismal campaign. His year was completely handicapped by injury, as he failed to find the net for Bayern Munich. He's been released now.
Nice challenge from Tunez. Vargas received the ball at the back post and tried to beat his man, but the Venezuelan defender makes a good sliding tackle to prevent the opportunity.
Venezuela have certainly started the better of the two teams here. Peru are struggling to make it out of their own half and are relying on making an impression on the counter attack.
RONDON SHOULD SCORE! Arango teases a wonderful clipped cross into the striker, who got in front of his marker. But he can only direct the shot into the hands of Gallese. What a chance.
Rondon was really impressive in that game against Colombia, scoring the winner with his head but also causing the opposition problems in general throughout the match. He was excellent.
That was perhaps the most impressive thing of Venezuela's opening game win over Colombia - they deserved the result. It wasn't a fluke or a smash n' grab. They deserved to win.
That wasn't a bad effort. Guerra strikes a half-volley really cleanly and sends a strike towards the target, but it's straight at the Peru goalkeeper and Gallese can make the save.
Farfan has dropped out of the Peru lineup through injury. He will be a big miss for Gareca's men, but in his place comes Pizarro as a replacement. The veteran has a chance on the big stage again.
Of course, both these teams made the semi-finals of the 2011 Copa America. They can still make that kind of run this year, but they must have their sights on a result here to make it that far.
Peru started their campaign with a narow defeat to Brazil, while Venezuela pulled off a shock 1-0 win over Colombia. The latter could take a massive step towards the last eight with a win here.
We're under way! It's Peru against Venezuela in Group C of the 2015 Copa America.
TEAM NEWS: Peru - Gallese, Advincula, Zambrano, Ascues, Vargas, Ballon, Lobaton, Sanchez, Cueva, Pizarro, Guerrero. /// Venezuela - Baroja, Rosales, Vizcarrondo, Tunez, Amorebieta, Rincon, Seijas, Vargas, Guerra, Arango, Rondo.
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