Peru beat Venezuela in U17 soccer championship


The Peruvian under 17 soccer team chalked up their first win in the final round of the South American Championship, taking place in Ecuador at the moment, beating Venezuela 2-1.

Christian La Torre scored the fastest goal of the tournament, making a visionary play within the first minute, and leaving
Venezuela’s goalkeeper looking in confusion at the ball in the back of his net. The striker was expelled from the tournament in the 35th minute after a violent incident that also left him injured.

Venezuela’s response came swiftly, with Yonatan Del Valle hammering home the equalizer.

But in the end, it was not enough to stop the red-and-white steamroller that has suffered only a single defeat in the whole tournament. Left-footer Cesar Ruiz slid in one more goal in the 81st minute, and when the whistle blew it left Venezuela eliminated and Peru through to the next round.

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