Copa America: Colombia take on Uruguay for a chance at the final against holders Argentina

Copa America: Colombia take on Uruguay for a chance at the final against holders Argentina

Eric Munene 15:19 - 10.07.2024

Colombia have only lost once in their last 5 matches against Uruguay

Uruguay and Colombia are set to collide in the semi-finals of the Copa América, with both nations eyeing a coveted spot in the final.

Uruguay, rejuvenated after their thrilling triumph over Brazil in the quarter-finals, enter the match on the back of a formidable run, having secured three consecutive victories without conceding a goal.

Their resurgence underscores a solid eight-match unbeaten streak in competitive fixtures, a testament to their defensive resilience and newfound attacking potency.

Colombia, equally formidable, steamrolled past Panama with a resounding 5-0 victory in the quarter-finals, extending their impressive unbeaten streak to 27 matches across all competitions.

This remarkable run highlights their offensive prowess, with six of their last seven outings producing more than 2.5 goals. Led by head coach Néstor Lorenzo, Colombia's recent record against Uruguay- losing just one of their last five encounters bolsters their confidence heading into this pivotal showdown.

Key players will undoubtedly play crucial roles in this encounter. Darwin Núñez of Uruguay has been pivotal, scoring crucial goals at key moments in the tournament, while his Liverpool teammate Luis Díaz continues to shine for Colombia, particularly with his penchant for scoring just before halftime in clean-sheet victories.

The stage is set for a fiercely contested match, potentially mirroring their recent encounters that often extend into tense battles decided only after regulation time.

Uruguay, eager to reclaim their place in the final after a decade-long absence, will look to capitalize on their momentum. Meanwhile, Colombia, no stranger to semi-final stages in recent Copa Américas, aims to break their past semi-final jinx and secure a shot at the championship.

With both teams boasting impressive defensive records and potent attacking threats, the semi-final promises an electrifying spectacle for football enthusiasts worldwide. As anticipation builds, all eyes will be on how Uruguay and Colombia navigate this pivotal encounter in their quest for continental glory.