Peru Ousts Uruguay on PKs to Reach Copa America Semifinals; Suarez Misses

Goalkeeper Pedro Gallese blocked striker Luis Suarez in Uruguay's first shot from the spot and decided the match for Peru.
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SALVADOR, Brazil — Peru beat Uruguay 5-4 on penalties on Saturday to advance to the Copa America semifinals.

Goalkeeper Pedro Gallese blocked striker Luis Suarez in Uruguay's first shot from the spot and decided the match for the Peruvians.

Peru's next opponent will be defending champion Chile, who eliminated Colombia on penalties Friday night in Sao Paulo.

The match offered few opportunities for both teams and was played under rain in the entire first half. Only 21,000 fans were at the 48,000-seater Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador to watch.

The Uruguayans had three goals disallowed by offside.

The Peru-Chile match will take place Wednesday at the Arena do Gremio in Porto Alegre.

Brazil and Argentina will face off Tuesday for the other spot in the July 7 final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.