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Colombia scrape past Uruguay to book Copa America final clash with Argentina

Jefferson Lerma’s goal in the 39th minute turned out to be a match-winning one as Colombia defeated Uruguay 1-0 in the second semifinal of Copa America to book a title clash with their South American neighbours Argentina.

It proved to be a hard-fought win for Colombia as they played a player short during the entire second half after their defender Daniel Muñoz was handed his second yellow card in the first-half stoppage time.

The win has helped Colombia extend their unbeaten streak to 28 games – their personal team record. Their previous longest unbeaten streak of 27 games came between 1992-94.

James Rodriguez had a crucial role to play in the win as he perfectly executed a corner kick which was headed by Lerma straight into the net. Lerma scored his third international goal and the second of the ongoing tournament.

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