The Copa America 2021 has been intense and this weekend it will bring us an epic final chapter between Argentina and Brazil. But first, Colombia and Peru had to face each other in the third-place game to conclude their campaigns.
Obviously, not everybody in the soccer world is a fan of these kinds of matches and some people might see them as meaningless. However, it didn't seem like a bad plan before the grand final and it provided these two sides a good way to finish as strongly as possible.
Fans react to Copa America 2021 third-place game Colombia vs Peru
Both sides would have preferred to reach the grand final, of course, yet they faced an opportunity to leave Brazil with a sort of satisfying result without the pressure that a tournament decider implies.
Colombia and Peru set up an entertaining match, especially from the second half onwards, but the first 45 minutes may have not been so attractive. Check out what the social media had to say about it:
With the third-place team already decided, now we can move forward to the biggest stage of the competition, which will deliver a highly anticipated final between Argentina and Brazil at Maracana Stadium.