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Colombia 0 (4), Peru 0 (2) - David Ospina's Kick Save in Shootout Sends Cafeteros to Semifinals

This kick save was well worth the wait of ninety minutes of meh soccer.

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It was a rather tame quarterfinals match between surprise Group A winners Peru and Group B runner up Colombia. The two sides combined to have only one shot on target each, with the best chance of the match coming from James Rodriguez's effort going off the crossbar midway through the first half.

But with Copa America rules foregoing extra time and heading straight to penalties in the first two rounds of the knockout stages, Colombia was ruthless, netting all four of the penalties through Rodriguez, Juan Cuadrado, Dayro Moreno and Sebastian Perez.

In the third round, after Moreno converted his penalty to put Columbia up 3-2 in the shootout, Miguel Trauco stepped up for Peru.

The phrase "Kick save and a beauty" normally refers to a save from a goal in ice hockey but we think it's worthy here as well. Christian Cueva would miss his penalty in the fourth round for Peru, sealing the win for Colombia as Los Incas will miss the semifinals after appearing in the final four in the last two Copa America tournaments.

Colombia will face the winner of Mexico-Chile in the second tournament semifinal on June 22nd from Soldier Field in Chicago.