Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Argentina is out of Copa América 2011 with Carlos Tevez's miss on penealty shootout 5-4

Carlos Tevez after missing a disappointing penalty shot.
Uruguay will move on to face Peru in the semi-finals
 Uruguay ended Argentina’s quest for the semi-final, as the game came to the penalty shootout, with Carlos Tevez's penalty miss becoming decisive factor in the quarter-final match. The game proved to be an exciting encounter of such old rivals and did not disappoint football fans. 

After an exhausting round of regular time and additional time, the match came to a stand-still and  penalty shootout became the only option to decide who is going to play in a semi-final game. Penalties came to  5-4, when Carlos Tevez missed a shot, sending his team out of the Copa America 2011.

Gonzalo Higuain equalized on the 17’, which canceled out the earlier goal by Diego Perez of Uruguay. Red card to Javier Maschrano and amazing goaltending by Uruguay’s Fernando Muslera caused the game to go into additional time and eventually to penalty shootout. Uruguay will now face Peru in  the semi-finals, who beat Columbia 2-0. 

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