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Jul 21, 2011

Paraguay Uruguay in Final Challenge

Mendoza - goalkeeper Justo Villar is a hero again when Paraguay clash with Venezuela in the Copa America semi-final of 2011. Taji Villar again showed in a match that ended with a shootout this. Villar successfully blocked a penalty kick Franklin Lucena, to bring superior Paraguay (5-3).
Match in the first half running a bit slow. The two teams both played cautiously and rely on defense. Although there are some opportunities, but did not jeopardize the defense of each team.
Entering the second half, the game still runs slow. Both teams had the same waiting game and reply, for expecting a counterattack.
Some of the best new opportunities are created in the first half of extra time, when at minute 94 Maldonado hard kick hit the goalpost just Justo Villar.
Then two minutes later, Venezuela threatened again after a free kick Juan Fernando Arangoh just hit the goalpost Paraguay. Wild ball could not even utilized some of the players of Paraguay.
At minute 103, Paraguay had lost his players, Jonathan Santana in violation of Venezuelan players Rondon. Paraguay also lost coach sent off for protesting excessive terakibat.
About 5 minutes before the end, Venezuela's defense shut the superior player Paraguay. But the goal never attend. So it must be followed by penalties.
At renewal time, Paraguay is also an assistant referee was expelled because of frequent protests against the leadership of the referee.
Paraguay finally confirm themselves as a challenger to Uruguay in the final after five successful penalty executioner, while Venezuela has to submit the final ticket to Paraguay, because Lucena who became the third executioner failed. Kick unreadable by Justo Villar. In the quarterfinals against Brazil which also ended with penalties, none of the penalty Selecao through his net. All Mano Menezes squad kick the ball off the mark, but belongs to Thiago Silva. But Villar able to conquer the only ball that leads into the nets.