In the Copa America 2021 quarter-finals, three games will be fiercely contested.
While Peru defeated Paraguay in a penalty shootout following a 3-3 draw, Brazil defeated Chile 1-0 after being reduced to ten men in the 48th minute.
After both teams failed to score in 120 minutes, Colombia won on penalties. Argentina thrashed Ecuador, which was also reduced to ten men, 3-0.
Let’s take a look at the five finest players from the Copa America 2021 quarterfinals without further ado.
David Ospina, #5 (Colombia)
In possibly the most high-profile match of the Copa America 2021 quarter-finals, Uruguay faced Colombia. The two teams battled it out in a close game that ended in a penalty shootout.
David Ospina, the Colombian goalkeeper, was the hero at the conclusion of the day. Colombia won the shootout 4-2 as the former Arsenal goalkeeper saved penalties from Jose Maria Gimenez and Matias Vina.
For Cavani’s opening spotkick, Ospina moved the right way, but the Manchester United striker’s shot was put perfectly into the corner and there was no stopping it. He then made a stunning stop by diving to his right and parrying the ball away from Gimenez’s effort.
Colombia will face Argentina in the Copa America 2021 semi-finals, with Ospina leaping to his left to keep away Matias Vina’s attempt.
Colombia defeat Uruguay 4-2 on penalties and are headed to the Copa America semifinals 🇨🇴— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 4, 2021
David Ospina came up clutch at the end 😤 pic.twitter.com/3QdheemITI