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Day 2 action of C​opa América included one matchup from Group A and two matchups from Group B

Costa Rica v Paraguay 0-­0

The referee was busy during a physical match between Costa Rica and Paraguay. The match began with a player from each team receiving a yellow card within the first 15 minutes.

Paraguay’s best chance to take a lead in the first half came after Jorge Benitez was booked in the 13th minute. Benitez was played through into the box but his shot was wide. A few moments later, Paulo Da Silva produced a header that just missed.

Costa Rica had a chance in the 17th minute when Bryan Ruiz sent a header towards goal, but Paraguay goalkeeper Justo Villar was able to make the save.

The match would maintain the physicality as Costa Rica’s Kendall Watson laid down a hard foul on Derlis Gonzalez in the 77th minute.

In the 87th minute, Costa Rica’s Cristian Bolanos was left open outside the box sending a strike towards goal but Villar denied the shot.

The bookings would keep coming in the final minute of stoppage time when Watson challenged Paraguay’s Nelson Valdez from behind, which means he will miss Costa Rica’s next match.

Neither team could capitalize on their opportunities resulting in a draw.

Haiti v Peru 0-­1

The first half of the game was evenly matched as both sides had opportunities to go ahead in the game.

In the 28th minute, Haiti was given a free kick at the top of the box, but Mechak Jerome’s shot soared over the bar.

Peru’s Paolo Guerrero had a chance in the 39th minute but the shot was off target.

The game was even until Peru managed to to get past the Haiti backline in the 61st minute when Guerrero’s header hit the back of the net.

Not only would the goal prove to be the game winner, but Guerrero is now Peru’s all­time leading goal scorer.

Haiti’s only good chance to equalize came in the final minute of stoppage time when Kerven Belfort snuck past Peru’s backline on a free kick but his header was too wide.

Brazil v Ecuador 0-­0

The last match on Saturday was fast paced but neither team was able to breakthrough and score.

Brazil had chances in the beginning of the first half that centered around Willian and Philippe Coutinho but neither player could hit the net.

Ecuador had their fair amount of chances coming after a Brazil booking in the 35th minute. Enner Valencia’s free kick was handled nicely by Brazil’s Alisson.

The match would continue to go back and forth until the 66th minute.

Ecuador’s Miller Bolanos looked to have kept the ball in play and launched a shot into the net but officials ruled that the ball had originally gone out.

The tempo of the match was raised as both teams pushed for a goal in the final minutes, but neither side could find the back of the net.

Day 3 Games

Jamaica v Venezuela 5:00 EST

Mexico v Uruguay 8:00 EST

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